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Rank structure in a typical police department

Described the rank structure in a typical police department.
Described the opportunities available for officers to advance in a typical police department.
Discussed whether education has an impact on advancement in a police department.
Discussed what other factors (besides education) are involved in the advancement of officers.

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Described the rank structure in a typical police department.

Typically police departments are headed by police superintendents, which are followed by police captains, which are followed by sergeants, and next detectives, with patrol officers rounding out the typical rank structure.

Described the opportunities available for officers to advance in a typical police department.

Opportunities for upward mobility throughout the department include patrol officers becoming detectives, sergeants, or captains eventually. Typically, a patrol officer needs to put in much time as a beat officer or display very good techniques to rise ...

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