Job Outlook

In a more security-conscious society, police services will become more critical. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, employment opportunities for police officers are expected to grow by 7 percent through 2020.

Potential Earnings

According to Labor Market Statistics by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics, starting annual salaries for a police officer and sheriff's deputy begin at about $41,000. Typical salaries for officers are about $58,000 per year. Correctional officers may start at $30,000. Typical salaries for correctional officers in the state are about $43,000 a year.