The Officer Down Memorial Page provides a list of police officers killed in the line of duty, the organization's website shows. The website offers lists by state, officer, agency and current year deaths. As of 2015, abou... More »

Police officers enforce the law and maintain civic order, according to the University of North Carolina Department of Public Safety. As part of their duties, police officers detect, investigate and foil crime, protect pe... More »

A police officer is responsible for protecting people's life and property by enforcing the laws and regulations of the community they serve. A police officer is expected to patrol areas and look out for criminal activity... More »

There are many different websites that list notable New York City police officers from the 1800s and offer information about the history of the New York City Police Department, but there is not a complete list of all off... More » Government & Politics Law Enforcement

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 »