Profession police commissioner

Police commissioners supervise an entire police department by monitoring and regulating the administrative and operational activities of a police department, as well as developing policies and procedural methods. They are responsible for the cooperation between the various divisions in the department, and overseeing the employees' performance.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Enterprising

Related professions police

  • Détective
  • First line supervisor of police inspectors or detectives
  • First line supervisor of police officers
  • Inquiry police agent
  • Local police officer
  • National police officer
  • Police inspector
  • Police officer
  • Regional police officer
  • Road traffic police officer
  • Transit, port or railroad police officer
  • Underwater search and rescue diver

Knowledge

  • Criminology

    The study of criminal behaviour, such as its causes and nature, its consequences, and control and prevention methods.

  • Law enforcement

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

  • Investigation research methods

    The methods and strategies used to conduct police, government intelligence or military investigation research, as well as the research regulations specific to the operation.

Skills

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Advise on risk management

    Provide advice on risk management policies and prevention strategies and their implementation, being aware of different kinds of risks to a specific organisation.

  • Develop investigation strategy

    Develop strategies used in an investigation to gather information and intelligence in the most productive way, compliant with legislation, ensuring that the strategy is adapted to each individual case in order to obtain intelligence as efficiently and quickly as possible.

  • Delegate activities

    Delegate activities and tasks to others according to the ability, level of preparation, competence and legal scope of practice. Make sure that people understand what they should do and when they should do it.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Maintain operational communications

    Maintain communications between different departments of an organisation, between the staff, or during specific operations or missions, to ensure that the operation or mission is successful, or that the organisation functions smoothly.

  • Ensure compliance with policies

    To ensure compliance with legislation and company procedures in respect of Health and Safety in the workplace and public areas, at all times. To ensure awareness of and compliance with all Company Policies in relation to Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities in the workplace. To carry out any other duties which may reasonably be required.

  • Ensure information security

    Ensure that the information gathered during surveillance or investigations remains in the hands of those authorised to receive and use it, and does not fall into enemy or otherwise non-authorised individuals' hands.

  • Set organisational policies

    Participate in setting organisational policies that cover issues such as participant eligibility, program requirements, and program benefits for the service users.

  • Manage security clearance

    Manage the systems and monitor the functioning of the security clearance system and staff working to ensure security of the facility, to ensure no non-authorised individuals acquire access and to monitor potential risks and threats.

  • 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.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Undertake inspections

    Undertake safety inspections in areas of concern to identify and report potential hazards or security breaches; take measures to maximise safety standards.

  • Form operational strategies for law enforcement

    Form strategies to turn laws and regulations into operational goals and plans of action to ensure that the law is complied with and offenders receive the correct sentence, fine or other consequence.

Optional knowledge and skills

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