431- Commissioned police officers

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Commissioned police officers

Job Description: 

Commissioned police officers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate police force administration and police activities such as maintaining law and order and detecting and preventing crime. They are employed by municipal, provincial and federal governments. This unit group includes officers from the rank of staff sergeant to police commissioner. Commissioned officers in the railway police are also included in this unit group.

Main Duties: 

Commissioned police officers perform some or all of the following duties:

Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a police force or division of a police force
Develop and implement police force policies and procedures
Oversee police investigations and ensure that procedures are conducted in accordance with laws and regulations
Assess performance of subordinates and authorize promotions, transfers and disciplinary actions.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of secondary school is required.
A university degree in the social sciences or in business administration may be required.
Several years of experience as a police officer are required.

Classified Elsewhere: 

By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers, n.e.c. (4423)
Police officers (except commissioned) (4311)
Sheriffs and bailiffs (4421)

Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X