Police Officer Math

Police Officer
Eddie O
Description of Job
• A police officer has a lot of responsibilities
such as safety, crime scenes, helping others
and other important things. Police officers
have to deal with a lot of math. Formulas are
used to get answers for the investigations.
Math Courses Needed for This Job
• •MATH 106 Finite Mathematics (3) or a
higher-level math course
•Required statistics course (3 credits): STAT
• •ECON 103 Economics in the Information Age
(3)or other behavioral and social sciences
Examples of Math in this field
Accounting, Budgeting and Financial Fraud Investigation
for example managing prisons
for example measuring the amount of alcohol or illegal drugs
Distances and Speeds
for example calculating the speed and rate of travel
Weights and Measures
for example measuring the pounds of the drugs that the person has
Statistics and Probabilities
for example report the amount of crimes
Create a Word Problem
• Officer Bob gave a speeding ticket to Fred for
going up 80 miles per hour on a 40 mile per
hour road. How much did Fred go over by?
Answer to your Word Problem
Answer 40 miles per hour
Becoming a police officer is hard because
there is a lot of math in this field. Geometry
and Algebra are two main topics on math that
is being used. Nothing really surprised me
because I know a little about this and it takes a
lot of responsibility and courage to do this job.
I know about algebra and I don’t know
anything about geometry. If I wanted to
become a police officer I would have to work
on my math to do this job.