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Police Job Description

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Job description for a police officer
Individual Assignment Week 5 09/28/09

Police officers using uniforms have different responsibilities in law enforcement and their duties include patrols, respond to calls for service, direct traffic on area in case of accident, investigate robberies, and give first aids to an accident victim. Agencies are usually organized into geographic districts and their uniform varies depending on a specific duty and area he or she is assigned. The duties include chemical and microscopic analysis, training and firearms instruction, and handwriting or fingerprint identification. Some officers are assigned to specialized units, such as horseback, bicycle, motorcycle or harbor patrol; canine corps; special weapons and tactics meticulous records that may be needed later if they testify in court.

Special types of law enforcement officers exist at all levels. Some of the specializations include the following: Sheriffs, State troopers, Detectives, Fish and game wardens, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, U.S. marshals, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives agents, and Department of Homeland Security officers. Depending on the level of law enforcement a person desire to work college education is a must. Local agency require high school and federal and State agencies require to be considered for appointment as an FBI agent must be a graduate of an accredited law school or a college graduate with one of the following: a major in accounting, electrical engineering, or information technology; fluency in a foreign language; or three years of related full-time work experience. Applicants for special agent jobs with the U.S. Secret Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms must have a bachelor's degree as well as a minimum of three years related work experience. Applicants that attended college will be better prepared in areas of education in...