Police Patrol Officers :

Patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $51,960.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 8,469
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 7.46 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Conflict Management
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Following Directions
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Control situations through non-lethal use of force
Serve summonses or subpoenas
Guard area or premises
Identify public safety hazards
Enforce laws, ordinances, or regulations
Issue warnings or citations
Distribute enforcement citations
Ride horses during law enforcement work
Apply appropriate physical restraint
Serve arrest, search, or seizure warrants
Detain suspects or witnesses
Apprehend suspects or perpetrators of criminal acts
Employ firearms
Perform tactical law enforcement operations
Serve court ordered documents
Maintain public order or security
Confiscate prohibited or dangerous items
Perform property or facility security sweeps
Locate illegal narcotics using drug-sniffing dogs
Search for contraband on person or in facilities
Rescue people or animals from dangerous or hazardous situations
Operate emergency fire or rescue equipment
Escort prisoners to courtrooms, prisons, or other facilities

Getting Information

Review facts to determine if criminal act or statue violation is involved
Conduct legal searches or investigations
Gather physical evidence
Identify trends and patterns in criminal activity
Review traffic routing or control plans
Search for missing persons
Perform manual or electronic surveillance to detect or record suspicious or illegal activities
Request reports or records
Identify laws or court decisions relevant to pending cases
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Interview people to obtain information about actions or status of individuals
Interview people to gather information about criminal activities
Review laws for understanding and application
Analyze evidence or facts
Investigate accidents to determine causes
Investigate illegal or suspicious activities
Review maps to determine location or routes
Locate persons through skip tracing
Investigate complaints, disturbances, or violations
Conduct legal research

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