Police Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

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A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

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Example 1

*Police-Based Victim Service Worker - #2022-007* *Location: * Fraser Lake, BC *Hours of Work**: * Part-time 18.5 hours per week; 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 2.5 days per week *Vacancies*: 1 Position Available *Posting Date: *January 19, 2022 *Closing Date: * February 4, 2022 *Start Date: * As Soon as Possible *Salary: *$23.10 – 26.91/hour as per CSSEA & CSSBA Collective Agreement (Grid Level 11) *Job Summary* In this Police-Based Victim Services role, the worker is in the RCMP detachment. The Worker provides victims and witnesses of crime and trauma with information, practical assistance and emotional support needed to participate in the justice system. Service is delivered on a flexible basis to respond to urgent situations and provide timely follow up and support. *Qualifications & Experience: * * A diploma in Health and Human Services, Community Safety * At least 2 years recent related experience or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. * Must possess an understanding of theory, principles, and practices in the field * Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information * Demonstrated ability to work independently and adhere to program guidelines and standards * Must have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with teams, coordinating multifaceted service * Excellent communication skills * Must be sensitive to and respectful of cultural differences, differences in socio-economic status and lifestyle diversity. Must be non-judgmental * Knowledge of relevant socio-historical events relevant to Indigenous culture. * Intermediate use of computer, various applications, and data bases, (MS Office Suite) *Required: * * Valid class 5 driver’s license & satisfactory driver abstract * Criminal Record Check clearance * COVID19 Fully Vaccinated (2 shots) required * Comprehensive police-based security clearance completed * This position requires union membership*. * *We Are looking for someone who: * * Critical incidence response in coordination with police * Criminal Justice System information and support to client (VOCA, Crown, Corrections and more) * Safety Planning information and referrals as per assessment of client needs * Practical and Emotional Support for client to assist with impacts of crime and trauma * Information and Referrals to client about Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General supports and other community/regional agency supports. * Broad based community outreach and engagement to keep a positive profile of Victim Services, Connexus and role of RCMP in community. * A working knowledge of the provincial and federal criminal justice system *Our Commitment to You: * We make significant investments in our people, which is why we take great care to hire those who we believe will thrive at Connexus. As a Connexus Team member, you can expect to be treated with dignity and respect, to be challenged with your work, and to have the autonomy necessary to excel. Our progressive and unique culture sets us apart and provides: * Competitive Salary and Benefits * Internal employment opportunities encouraged and readily available * Interesting and relevant training and development opportunities * Meaningful rewards and recognition *How to Apply: * Please send a cover letter of interest and current resume outlining your skills and qualifications for the position and include the job posting number: [website] Reference ID: #2022-007 Part-time hours: 18.5 per week Application deadline: 2022-02-04 Job Types: Part-time, Permanent Salary: $23.10-$26.91 per hour Benefits: * Employee assistance program Schedule: * Day shift * No weekends Ability to * Fraser Lake, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred) Application question(s): * Are you a Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada? Education: * DCS / DEC (preferred) Experience: * Investigative & Law Enforcement Occupations: 1 year (preferred) * Social Work: 2 years (preferred) Work remotely: * No

Example 2

*Who We Are* The BC RCMP 9-1-1 Police Dispatch Centre in *Prince George* is a closely connected team of supportive individuals who are passionate about their career and who have a common purpose to help and protect others. We are proud to be part of a caring culture where our co-workers become our second family and our strong teamwork builds a positive work environment. *What We Do* We answer emergency and non-emergency calls from the public who are reporting a crime and need police assistance. We quickly and accurately obtain all the information needed to assist the police in responding to the request for help. Using state-of-the-art radio and computer technology, we dispatch our police officer to the scene. We function like an orchestra conductor responding to calls, coordinating police officers, and finding help when and where it is needed. *Who You Are* You have a strong desire to make a difference in the community. The opportunity to help people in need excites and motivates you. You possess a high level of accountability and commitment, and your ability to complete multiple tasks under pressure is reflective of your capacity to be a quick thinker. You are known for your great communication skills and can quickly summarize what you hear. You thrive in a fast pace environment. You are able to demonstrate self-control and composure during high pressure moments. You have a thirst to learn and seek out opportunities to learn in an interactive environment. You are proficient in using a computer and you have accurate and fast typing skill. You enjoy a career where every day and every shift is different, no two days are the same. You look forward to engaging with people from all different walks of life and helping them through difficult situations. “If you love exploring the outdoors, shift work can provide the flexibility for hitting the mountains, lakes and oceans that aren't packed with crowds on the weekends. Just like the 9-1-1 Police Dispatch Centre, Mother Nature simply doesn't operate on a regular schedule!” _- Beth MacPherson, 9-1-1 Police Dispatcher_ *Must Haves* · You have Canadian Citizenship or permanent resident status in Canada · You have resided (been physically) in Canada for 4 out of the last 5 years. · You have a Canadian high school diploma or or a satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma. · You are proficient in English *Who Can Apply* BC RCMP is recruiting applicants that reside in British Columbia. Only applications from this area of selection will be considered. *How to Apply* *Step 1:* Complete a self-evaluation questionnaire available on our website: [website] which will help you determine if your experience matches up with the responsibilities of the job. *Step 2: *Attend a Career Presentation where you will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from our Recruiters about the exciting and rewarding career of a 9-1-1 Police Dispatcher. *Step 3: *Submit an Application Package. If your work experience and qualifications meet the requirements for the 9-1-1 Police Dispatcher position, you will be invited to participate in the next stage of the Application Process. Job Type: Full-time Salary: $51,673.00-$66,496.00 per year Application question(s): * Are you a resident of British Columbia * Have you lived in Canada 4 of the last 5 years Education: * Secondary School (required) Experience: * Customer service: 1 year (preferred) Language: * and write English proficiently (required) * Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status (required) * able to type 43 wpm with less than 5% error rate (required) Work remotely: * No

Example 3

*Posting Number* CK52166P *Position Title* Police Services Clerk *Job Classification* Police Services Clerk *No. of Staff Required* 1 *Job Type* Full Time *Division* Corporate & Protective Services *Job Summary/Basic Function* Join one of the busiest and dynamic RCMP detachments in western Canada, and provide your excellent administrative and customer service skills to support the public, RCMP and Police Services. This position provides administrative support to the public, RCMP and Police Services. You will also be responsible for transcribing statements, reception, and providing coverage for other Police Services positions. Strong teamwork, attention to detail, computer literacy skills and ability to maintain a variety of paper and computerized records and files are essential. *Duties* High school graduation or equivalent Up to one year relevant experience Attention to Detail Computer Literacy Teamwork Typing – 45 wpm RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance *Posting Date* 01/19/2022 *Closing Date* 01/31/2022 *Special Instructions to Applicants* The City of Kelowna has a COVID vaccination policy that requires all staff to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and ongoing employment. Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious grounds (or some other reason protected by the BC Human Rights Code) can request an accommodation. Testing may be required. If no fully qualified candidates apply, those not fully qualified may be considered for a training opportunity. Training rates will apply. *Employee Group* CUPE *Pay Rate* Starts at $26.04 per hour with 2 step progressions to $29.14 per hour *Days of Work* Monday - Friday *Hours of Work* 8am – 4pm *Work Location* Police Services Building Job Type: Full-time

Example 4

*Who We Are* The BC RCMP 9-1-1 Police Dispatch Centre in Courtenay, BC, is a closely connected team of supportive individuals who are passionate about their career and who have a common purpose to help and protect others. We are proud to be part of a caring culture where our co-workers become our second family and our strong teamwork builds a positive work environment. *What We Do* We answer emergency and non-emergency calls from the public who are reporting a crime and need police assistance. We quickly and accurately obtain all the information needed to assist the police in responding to the request for help. Using state-of-the-art radio and computer technology, we dispatch our police officer to the scene. We function like an orchestra conductor responding to calls, coordinating police officers, and finding help when and where it is needed. *Who You Are* You have a strong desire to make a difference in the community. The opportunity to help people in need excites and motivates you. You possess a high level of accountability and commitment, and your ability to complete multiple tasks under pressure is reflective of your capacity to be a quick thinker. You are known for your great communication skills and can quickly summarize what you hear. You thrive in a fast pace environment. You are able to demonstrate self-control and composure during high pressure moments. You have a thirst to learn and seek out opportunities to learn in an interactive environment. You are proficient in using a computer and you have accurate and fast typing skill. You enjoy a career where every day and every shift is different, no two days are the same. You look forward to engaging with people from all different walks of life and helping them through difficult situations. “If you love exploring the outdoors, shift work can provide the flexibility for hitting the mountains, lakes and oceans that aren't packed with crowds on the weekends. Just like the 9-1-1 Police Dispatch Centre, Mother Nature simply doesn't operate on a regular schedule!” _- Beth, 9-1-1 Police Dispatcher_ *Must Haves* · You have Canadian Citizenship or permanent resident status in Canada · You have resided (been physically) in Canada for last 5 years. · You have a Canadian high school diploma or or a satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma. · You are proficient in English *Note: *The Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and that candidates attest to their vaccination status during medical assessment unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act. *Who Can Apply* BC RCMP is recruiting applicants that reside in British Columbia. Only applications from this area of selection will be considered. *How to Apply* *Step 1:* Complete a self-evaluation questionnaire available on our website: [website] which will help you determine if your experience matches up with the responsibilities of the job. *Step 2: *Attend a Career Presentation where you will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from our Recruiters about the exciting and rewarding career of a 9-1-1 Police Dispatcher. *Step 3: *Submit an Application Package. If your work experience and qualifications meet the requirements for the 9-1-1 Police Dispatcher position, you will be invited to participate in the next stage of the Application Process. The timeframe to receive a notification is approximately 2-4 weeks. Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract Salary: per year Benefits: * Company pension * Dental care * Disability insurance * Employee assistance program * Extended health care Schedule: * 12 hour shift * Day shift * Holidays * Night shift * Weekend availability Work remotely: * No

Example 5

_Key Responsibilities: _ Under the direction of the CPIC Supervisor, processes police incident reports, ensuring accurate entry into the Police Information Management (IEIS) system and associated police information systems. (1) Answers calls from the public for routine incidents as identified by service delivery policy and screened by Communications Centre, processes all details of police information report including supplementary reports, directly from victim onto the IEIS system, utilizing appropriate codes, issue case number to victim, notifies Communications Centre if any change to the report requires dispatch or notifies district if further investigation is required. (2) Enters HTA/TSA and CC if combined, AGRA, and municipal warrants to IEIS system and CPIC (3) Enter citation tickets (SOTI’s) to IEIS system. (4) Other related duties as required. _Competencies: _ (1) Minimum Grade 12 or Grade 12 equivalent and fully competent in the use of the English language. (2) Efficient typist (minimum 50 wpm), word processing and computer knowledge with previous office experience. (3) Excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with persons in an efficient and professional manner. (4) Must be willing to work shifts. (5) Minimum of three months experience on IEIS, and knowledge of the Justice system, court documents, legal terminology, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics incident based reporting rules, Criminal Code, Provincial Statutes, Municipal bylaws, Highway Traffic Act, etc. and departmental policy with respect to police operations and procedure relating to incident reports. Reference ID: RPS22-008 Application deadline: 2022-01-31 Job Type: Full-time Salary: per year Benefits: * Company pension * Dental care * Disability insurance * Employee assistance program * Life insurance * On-site gym * On-site parking * Tuition reimbursement * Vision care * Wellness program Schedule: * 10 hour shift * Day shift * Holidays * Night shift * Weekend availability

Example 6

IT Systems Analyst – Camrose Police Service *Employment Opportunity* The Camrose Police Service is seeking an IT Systems Analyst who will be responsible for implementing IT and communications systems to support the Police Service and advancing 9-1-1- Center. The successful candidate must be able to plan, direct and manage the quickly evolving technology requirements in an emergency communications environment. This position requires hands on participation in all technical activities. *Primary Functions: * * Leads/Assists with technology procurement process. This includes writing and evaluating Requests for Quotes, Proposals, and Information (RFQ, RFP, RFI) for technology solutions that align with business needs. * Ensures adherence to industry standards and specifications. * Recommend improvements to existing data, applications and current infrastructure. * Install and assist with implementation and maintenance of service approved software, databases and workflows. * Maintain existing infrastructure (workstations, peripherals, servers, storage, security, voip, and networking) and determine the need for patching, repairs, maintenance, evergreen, and capacity planning. * Provides support and maintenance of 9-1-1 communications and computer aided dispatch information technology systems. * Diagnose hardware and software failures on mission critical infrastructure and develop timely solutions. * Monitor network, server, and security logs for anomalies. * Assist Police administration with requirements for budget cycles. *Qualifications: * * Minimum 4 years of experience in a related field. * Post-secondary degree in computer * Previous experience in law enforcement and/or 9-1-1 PSAP IT support would be an asset. * Advanced knowledge of Microsoft desktop and server operating systems. * Advanced knowledge of Linux/Unix operating systems would be an asset. * Previous experience with backup and recovery procedures. * Previous experience with DR planning, implementation and testing would be considered an asset. * Ability to lead and work as a member of a team in large scale projects. * Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively to different levels of the organization. * A management approved equivalent combination of training, experience, and industry certifications may be considered. *HOURS OF WORK: *Hours of work are generally 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday to Friday, including one hour lunch break and two fifteen-minute coffee breaks. Must be willing and responsive to 24/7 demands commonly originating within a public safety/9-1-1 PSAP environment. *Salary & Benefits: *The City of Camrose has a competitive salary and benefits model. The starting salary will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. *Applications: * Individuals interested in this position are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to the address below or in person by January 28, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. We appreciate and consider all applications; however, only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. *Contact: * Camrose Police Service Attention: *Inspector Brisson * Address: 6220 – 48 Ave, Camrose AB T4V 0K6 Benefits: * Extended health care * Vision care * Disability insurance * Dental care * Life insurance * Employee assistance programs * Wellness programs * Vacation & paid time off Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Schedule: * 8 hour shift * Monday to Friday

Police job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Police job summary

Our department is interested in hiring two Police Officers who will be sworn to serving the community. The successful candidates will be responsible for investigating crimes, apprehending criminals and working with the community to help reduce the instances of crimes that occur. If you have a strong dedication to public service and a background in law enforcement, we encourage you to submit an application today.

Police responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

  • Respond immediately to citizen calls for assistance and to alarms triggered at homes and businesses
  • Maintain a presence in the community that helps to deter crime and provide support to citizens
  • Help to secure crime scenes and ensure that evidence is not removed or tampered with
  • Act as a police presence at public events and provide security for municipal gatherings
  • Identify potential criminal activity or other hazardous situations and take the proper actions to protect citizens and property

Police qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

  • Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or associated field
  • Basic Law Enforcement Training Course completion certificate required from sanctioned training facility
  • Valid driver’s licence with clean driving record
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