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Police Officer(1)

Police Officer(1)

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Published by: PoliceUSA on Feb 05, 2012
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The way police officers areoften portrayed in movies andtelevision can make it look likea pretty exciting job. Though itcan be, especially if you workin a major city or one of itssuburbs, many officers havegone through their entirecareers without ever having tounholster their weapon.But there's no way to know for sure what your experience willbe. You can be bored stiff oneminute, and be facing amoment of sheer terror thenext, but you must beprepared for both.
ESSENTIAL JOB TASKSPERFORMED BY POLICE OFFICERS
 ARREST ANDAPPREHENSIONUse appropriate level of forceMake judgments aboutarresting or releasingsuspects or offendersIdentify and apprehendoffendersHandcuff suspects or prisonersConduct frisk and pat downAdvise persons of constitutional rightsSeize contraband
POLICE OFFICER
 
Use deadly force when necessaryExecute arrest warrantsFire weapons on dutyPursue suspect on footExecute search warrantsPursue suspect in vehicleObtain and serve protection orders andcommittals INVESTIGATIONSecure and maintain accident, crime, or disaster scenesInvestigate crimes against persons andpropertyInvestigate suspicious and criminalactivityInterview witnessesInvestigate suspicious persons or vehiclesCollect, document and preserve evidence(chain of custody) PATROLEnforce criminal lawsRespond to calls for serviceDrive motor vehicle under non-emergency conditionsSearch persons, vehicles, and placesDrive motor vehicle under emergencyconditionsPatrol assigned area in a vehicleIssue citations for non-traffic offenses TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENTEnforce traffic and parking laws andordinancesInvestigate traffic accidentsCheck vehicles for proper registrationRequest emergency assistance for accidentsAdminister roadsidesobriety tests COMMUNICATIONCommunicate withdispatcher, other policevehicles, andcommanding officers by radioExchange necessary information with other police officers at a sceneProvide accurate oral descriptionsInteract, communicate,and work with citizens PAPERWORKWrite reportsWrite citations andsummonsesWrite memosReview and sign reportsto ensure completenessand accuracy PHYSICAL TASKSSubdue and arrest a resisting/attackingindividualEncounter an armed suspectEncounter resistance during an arrest or inan emergency situationSit or stand for long periods of timeRecover weapon from suspect who gives itup voluntarilyPerform an evasive maneuver (dodge,duck, block, push, shove, pull, etc.) in order to disarm a suspectSubdue and physically restrain anintoxicated individual 

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