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Duties and responsibilities of a police officer.
  • Ensure the safety of people and property.
  • Maintain law and order.
  • Enforce the law.
  • Work closely with society.
  • Keep on a constant watch.
  • Patrol areas assigned.
  • Answer complaints and emergencies.
  • Have knowledge of the law and rules.
  • Transport criminals.
  • Maintain the custody of evidence.
  • Investigate criminal cases.
  • Prepare and present reports.
  • Intervene to prevent crime.
  • Secure public areas.
  • Arrest criminals.
  • Issue citations and reprimands.
  • Provide security.
  • Work in specialize fields.
  • Provide riot control.
  • Be courteous and polite.
  • Ability to react fast in an emergency.
  • Be in good physical shape.
  • Be honest and have dedication to the job.
  • Keep crime scenes under control.
  • Be on the lookout for disturbances.
  • Protect against physical and financial loss.
  • Transport money and/or valuables.
  • Direct vehicles and make sure vehicles are safe.
  • Provide basic life support to those in need.
  • Investigate traffic accidents.
  • Make detailed notes of all investigations.
  • Write details of accidents and damages.
  • Be an expert with weapons.
  • Maintain peace and harmony.
  • Represent yourself in a professional manner.
  • Maintain knowledge of your electronic equipment.
  • Make sure your equipment is always working.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Have the ability to handle and resolve conflicts.
  • Maintain a spotless background.
  • Know how to communicate on a phone and radio.
  • Perform the duties assigned by superiors.
  • Maintain excellent physical abilities.
  • Increase your mental strength with education.
  • Always stay alert and ready for any situation.
  • Understand anything spoken in English.


Basic qualifications to become a police officer.

  • High school diploma is minimum.
  • Own a valid drivers license.
  • Be able to pass a drug test.
  • Be a legal citizen of the United States.
  • No criminal background.
  • Excellent physical endurance.
  • Minimum of 20 years old.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Maintain good personal hygiene.
  • Be willing to work night or day shift.
  • Pass a background and criminal investigation.
  • Be willing to attend rigorous training.
  • Have no fear of weapons.
  • Pass a lie detector test.
  • Knowledge of the law.
  • Be willing to risk your own life.
  • Desire to be a peace maker and protector of society.
  • Minimum eyesight of 20/40 or more.
  • Have excellent hearing.
  • Know how to write legibly.

Police recruit videos.


A rewarding career.

Being a police officer brings with it many responsibilities and challenges.  Police officers protect society and strive to safeguard people from crime and violence.  To become a police officer you must have a strong desire to serve and protect.
It is a very rewarding career.  To enforce the law requires dedication and desire.  You join the ranks of many past guardians of civil law and you become a role model to many people.  The job is not an easy one and will be a physical and mental challenge every day.
To protect the life and property of others is one of your main responsibilities.  The law and the courts provides your support and give you the authority to complete your duties.  The police officer keeps a check on the bad elements of society and knows how to respond to an emergency.
Apart from becoming a city, county or state police officer, you can also serve in law enforcement with the Marshall Service or the FBI.  Requirements and duties differ from each department, but the goals are always the same. The opportunities in law enforcement are unlimited and the various fields are always in need of good people.

Federal police jobs.

You can apply with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement.  As an agent with this department your duties are to preserve wildlife habitat, promote conservation, save endangered species, manage ecosystems and enforce threats to wildlife.
Law enforcement with US Fish and Wildlife gets involved with animal smuggling, exploitation of protected species, protect wildlife from environmental hazards and protecting the habitat of endangered animals.  Agents help train state and tribal enforcement officers, plus assist in the public knowledge of wildlife conservation.
To become a Fish & Wildlife Service Special Agent you must be between the ages of 23 to 37 years old, be a U.S. citizen with no criminal record and have a 4 year bachelors degree.  If you are accepted for the position of agent, you will attend 18 weeks of training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy in Glynco, Georgia. The training is designed to make agents the best wildlife law enforcement professionals in the world.  Further information can be found at their website :

Think all we do is check fishing licenses - think again.
These are federal agents hired by the state of  Washington.

Other federal law enforcement jobs :
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • US Marshals Service
  • US Secret Service

 How to find a job in law enforcement.

  • Let the internet be your friend.  All law enforcement agencies have a website with the recruitment details. Visit their websites and learn the employment requirements.  Go to their personnel office and see if you meet the requirements; then submit an application.

  • Visit our free search page for police officer jobs.

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