# CTE Resource Center - Career Planning Guide - Law Enforcement Services Pathway

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Law Enforcement Services Pathway

People depend on police officers and detectives to protect their lives and property. Law enforcement officers have duties that range from controlling traffic to preventing and investigating crimes. They maintain order; enforce laws and ordinances; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; present evidence in court; serve legal documents for the court system; and apprehend, arrest and process prisoners.

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