Police Officer Job Description

We are looking for a dedicated police officer to perform a variety of law enforcement duties and maintain public safety.

To be successful as a police officer you should be in good physical condition and able to remain level-headed in stressful and dangerous situations.

Police Officer Responsibilities:

  • 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

Police Officer Requirements:

  • Effective communication skills, including tact and diplomacy for dealing with sensitive situations
  • Community focus
  • A sense of personal responsibility, integrity and resilience
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Good literacy skills
  • Respect for diversity
  • Teamwork skills and the ability to work independently
  • Sound judgement and a proper respect for confidentiality
  • Ability to act with resolve, tolerance and restraint.