Police Officer Job Description

police officer job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Police Officer Job Description

A Police Officer is a person assigned to uphold the laws or enforce traffic rules.

Other common titles (by state) include: Patrolman (Arizona, Arkansas, Arkansas, California, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia) Officer (Idaho, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming) Police (Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana)

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Police Officer who is dedicated to protecting and serving the community. Someone who is brave and has a strong sense of justice. Someone who is honest and has integrity. Someone who is intelligent and can think on their feet. Someone who is physically fit and can handle the demands of the job. If you have these qualities, then we want you on our team!

Police Officer Duties:

  • Perform duties of a police officer, including maintaining law and order in public places
  • Maintain law and order by enforcing and governing laws, ordinances, and regulations
  • Handle complaints, arrests, and seizures
  • Interrogate suspects
  • Interview witnesses
  • Collect and analyze evidence
  • Write reports and prepare witnesses, maintain records, and perform other duties
  • Perform dignitary protection and security at designated buildings
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Police Officer Responsibilities:

  • Complicate investigations by collecting and analyzing evidence; interview witnesses, suspects, and victims; perform surveillance and other law enforcement duties; and testify in court
  • Perform traffic enforcement, accident investigations, and paramedic duties
  • Apply proper first aid care; respond to medical emergencies; and operate special field equipment
  • Train public safety officers and personnel on procedures, laws, and policies
  • Enforce traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations
  • Maintain work and appearance standards
  • Exercise good judgment; make sound decisions; and work both independently and cooperatively with others
  • Attend regular training; maintain appropriate certifications; and participate in professional organizations

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in criminal justice or law enforcement
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license

Company Name is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in building a diverse and inclusive team and encourage applications from people of all walks of life. We welcome applications from all races, religions, nationalities, genders, and ages.

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