5412-Police officers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Police officers
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Job Description: 
Police officers maintain law and order, patrolling public areas, enforcing laws and regulations and arresting suspected offenders.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) patrolling a specific area to maintain public order, respond to emergencies, protect people and property and enforce laws and regulations
  • (b) identifying, pursuing and arresting suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts
  • (c) directing traffic and assuming authority in the event of accidents
  • (d) providing emergency assistance to victims of accidents, crimes and natural disasters

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Constable
- Police patrol officer
- Police officer


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Police chief constable - 1112
- Police commissioner - 1112
- Police inspector-general - 1112
- Police detective - 3355
- Police inspector - 3355

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