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Police Officer Responsibilities

Include:

  • Deterring crimes and assure community through high-visibility policing
  • Patrolling assigned areas and monitor activities to protect people/property
  • Investigating crimes and apprehending suspected law violators

police officer job description

Job brief

We are looking for a responsible Police Officer to maintain law and order, protect members of the public and their properties, prevent crime and improve citizens’ quality of life. The goal is to achieve community safety and crime reduction.

Responsibilities

  • Deter crimes and assure community through high-visibility policing
  • Patrol assigned areas and monitor activities to protect people/property
  • Investigate crimes and apprehend suspected law violators
  • Observe and respond to various situations or emergencies
  • Follow rules, guidelines and protocols
  • Conduct initial investigations
  • Gather evidence and ensure successful prosecutions
  • Produce internal reports and provide feedback on case status
  • Deal with case paperwork and administrative procedures
  • Foster good public relationships and liaise with community groups or individuals
  • Coordinate operations with other emergency services
  • Attend and provide evidence in court

Requirements

  • Proven working experience in law enforcement
  • Proficiency in using police equipment
  • Excellent knowledge of standard operating procedures, judicial procedures, civil and constitutional laws
  • Working knowledge of interrogation techniques and scene management
  • Knowledge and skills of law enforcement principles and practices
  • Adequate interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build effective working relationships
  • Sound judgement along with effective decision making skills
  • Conflict resolutions and problem solving skills
  • Responsibility, dependability, honesty and integrity
  • Willing to submit to extensive medical and criminal background checks
  • Valid driving licence
  • High school degree; BS degree in police science or related field is desirable