Profession civil enforcement officer

Civil enforcement officers patrol the streets to enforce parking restrictions, ensure a free flow of traffic is maintained, ensure the safety of pedestrians, and ensure traffic and parking laws are complied with. They aid with the combating of crime and crime reduction by providing assistance during incidents and providing patrol services.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Realistic / Social
  • Social / Enterprising
  • Conventional / Realistic


  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

  • Local geography

    The range of physical and geographical properties and descriptions of a local area, by street names and not only.

  • Law enforcement

    The different organisations involved in law enforcement, as well as the laws and regulations in law enforcement procedures.

  • Parking regulations

    The up-to-date regulations and enforcement procedures in parking activities.


  • Patrol areas

    Patrol a designated area, watch out for and respond to suspicious and dangerous situations, and communicating with emergency response organisations.

  • Escort pedestrians across streets

    Help pedestrians who have difficulties crossing streets across the street, stopping traffic if necessary.

  • Use different communication channels

    Use various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the aim of constructing and sharing information and ideas.

  • Interpret traffic signals

    Observe lights on the road, road conditions, nearby traffic, and prescribed speed limits to ensure safety. Interpret traffic signals and act accordingly.

  • Ensure law application

    Ensure the laws are followed, and where they are broken, that the correct measures are taken to ensure compliance to the law and law enforcement.

  • Regulate traffic

    Regulate the flow of traffic by using assigned hand signals, assisting travellers on the road, and aiding people to cross the street.

  • Issue fines

    Recognise a violation in legislation, and issue the appropriate fine to the offender compliant with regulations and ensuring the person is aware of the specific violation they performed.

  • Monitor traffic flow

    Monitor the traffic that passes by a certain point, like for instance a pedestrian crossing. Monitor the amount of vehicles, the speed at which they go by and the interval between the passing by of two successive cars.

  • Comply with legal regulations

    Ensure you are properly informed of the legal regulations that govern a specific activity and adhere to its rules, policies and laws.

  • Assist emergency services

    Assist the police and emergency services where needed.

  • Apply safety measures

    Perform tasks and operations taking into account the safety regulations and standards and applying them in order to prevent incidents or hazards.

Optional knowledge and skills

react calmly in stressful situations write work-related reports ensure public safety and security record license plates of violators check official documents use signalling equipment respond to enquiries apply knowledge of human behaviour provide first aid first response stay alert liaise with managers instruct public follow given instructions identify security threats traffic signs tolerate stress apply first response inform drivers of detour routes perform risk analysis practice vigilance manage major incidents handle conflicts legal use-of-force deal with aggressive behaviour educate public on road safety provide testimony in court hearings report unsafe behaviour write signalling reports ensure compliance with types of weapons work in shifts stop speeding vehicles undertake inspections

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