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

  • Enterprising / Social
  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • 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

  • 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.

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Patrol areas

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Detain offenders

    Keep back offenders and trespassers in a certain area.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Identify security threats

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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Common job titles

  • Police cadet
  • Police cadet or police officer
  • Special agent i - rocc 1
  • Help wanted
  • Police officer i
  • Officer (uniformed division)
  • Transit police officer
  • Deputy marshal
  • Police officer* - 90217891 - washington
  • Gwinnett county police officer