People call police officers "pigs" to be offensive. The term is used in reference to police officers in attempt to belittle them or insult them. The term has been used in this manner and for these purposes since 1811 whe... More »

The patron saint of police officers is Saint Michael the Archangel. He represents the values of chivalry, courage and justice and is also the patron saint of anyone who works in a dangerous job, including military person... More »

As of 2015, the median annual salary for police officers in the United States is $45,988, according to PayScale market experts. The salary of such local, state and federal officers is moderately dependent on the level of... More »

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Approximately 464 people were killed by police officers between January 1 and May 31, 2015, according to Huffington Post. This averages out to approximately three people a day in the United States. More »

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Police brutality is the use of force well beyond that which is necessary in situations when police officers deal with civilians, states The Law Dictionary. Police officers engage in brutality through actions such as phys... More »

Most police officers work eight-hour shifts each day, but some police departments run 10- and 12-hour shift rosters. In a typical eight-hour system, there are three shifts rotating over a 24-hour period. More »

In Philadelphia, Pa., police officers in training spend 30 weeks at the police academy. The length of time it takes to complete police academy likely varies from city to city. More »