Police Officers

(NOC 4311)

Career Description

Police officers protect the public, detect and prevent crime and perform other activities directed at maintaining law and order.

Duties May Include

  • Patrol assigned areas to maintain public safety and order and to enforce laws and regulations
  • Investigate crimes and accidents, execute search warrants, secure evidence, interview witnesses, compile notes and reports and provide testimony in courts of law
  • Apprehend and arrest criminal suspects
  • Provide emergency assistance to victims of accidents, crimes and natural disasters
  • Participate in crime prevention, public information and safety programs
  • May supervise and co-ordinate the work of other police officers.

Examples of Titles

Community relations officer - police
Crime prevention constable
Crime scene technician - police
Detective - police
Highway patrol officer
Police cadet
Police officer
Railway police officer
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer

Where They Work

Police officers are employed by municipal and federal governments and some provincial and regional governments.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Forensics and Arts - Specialization in Law & Policing (B.A.) Bachelor; Honours
Forensics and Sciences - Specialization in Law & Policing (B.Sc.) Bachelor; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Police Foundations Diploma
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Police Foundations Diploma; Online
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Community and Justice Services Diploma
Police Foundations Diploma
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Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CA

Related Program(s):
Police Studies Diploma
Police Studies Bachelor
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Modified on February 24, 2020