Profession police officer

Police officers maintain law and order, patrolling public areas, enforcing laws and regulations and arresting suspected offenders.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / 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
  • Regional police officer
  • Road traffic police officer
  • Transit, port or railroad police officer
  • Underwater search and rescue diver

Knowledge

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

  • First response

    The procedures of pre-hospital care for medical emergencies, such as first aid, resuscitation techniques, legal and ethical issues, patient assessment, trauma emergencies.

  • Law enforcement

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

  • Legal use-of-force

    The characteristics of the use-of-force, which is a legal doctrine employed by police and army forces, to regulate acts of violence during interventions. Use-of-force is ought to balance security needs with ethical concerns for the rights and well-being of intruders or suspects.

Skills

  • Apply first response

    Respond to medical or trauma emergencies and care for the patient in a manner compliant with health and safety regulations, assessing the legal and ethical issues of the situation, and provide proper pre-hospital care.

  • Instruct public

    Give instructions to the public during situations where they behave in a manner which is not compliant with laws and regulations, or to guide them during abnormal situations.

  • Comply with the principles of self-defence

    Observe the principles according to which a person should only use so much force as is required to repel an attack. The use of deadly force is limited to situations where attackers are using deadly force themselves.

  • 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.

  • Handle evidence

    Handle evidence important for a case in a manner compliant with regulations, in order to not affect the state of the evidence in question and to ensure its pristine condition and usability in the case.

  • Identify security threats

    Identify security threats during investigations, inspections, or patrols, and perform the necessary actions to minimise or neutralise the threat.

  • Patrol areas

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

  • 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.

  • Ensure compliance with types of weapons

    Use different kinds of firearms and other types of weapons and their matching ammunition, in compliance with legal requirements.

  • Detain offenders

    Keep back offenders and trespassers in a certain area.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform underwater investigations conduct frisk present evidence examine crime scenes drug investigations maintain order at scenes of accidents conduct drug abuse tests manage theft prevention control crowd investigate road accidents hear witness accounts educate public on road safety safe horseback riding principles respond to enquiries practice vigilance restrain individuals write situation reports investigation research methods anticipate foreseeable problems on the road railway law apply knowledge of human behaviour analyse road traffic patterns maintain diving equipment check diving equipment train animals for professional purposes follow given instructions investigate forgery cases handle conflicts analyse legal evidence ensure public safety and security provide care for horses issue fines diving operation requirements manage major incidents illegal substances regulate traffic physical characteristics of railways ride horses use personal protection equipment check official documents assess railway operations