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Whats the difference between city law enforcement and government jobs?

im very interested in joining the law enforcement sector. a cop told me not to join city though and i had no idea what he was talking about, it would be very helpful if someone could list some city jobs and some government jobs so i get the difference. -Thanks, and im only 15 and have only had one year of law enforcement so i guess we havent gotten hear yet

Asked By: - 7/4/2012
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City law enforcement officer jobs are government jobs. There are law enforcement officers that work for local governments such as cities, county governments, state governments, and the federal government. A police officer that works for a city can be considered a local police officer, a deputy sheriff is usually a... More
Answered By: J.W. - 7/7/2012
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Some thinking follows 'the bigger agencies have the better benefits'. This is not always true. City police do a variety of tasks (traffic, criminal, accidents, investigations, etc.) whereas state (such as Highway Patrol) is mostly traffic enforcement, and Sheriff's are mostly criminal & investigations. Higher pay... More
Answered By: Be Different! - 7/4/2012
 
Here are some major differences between city and non city law enforcement agencies. This is not 100% accurate for all states, but is for all around me... More
Answered By: fl_swat - 7/4/2012
 
There are lots of law enforcement jobs in many cities... More
Answered By: Les S - 7/4/2012
 
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