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Police officers (except commissioned)

National Occupation Code (NOC): 4311

Police officers protect the public, detect and prevent crime and perform other activities directed at maintaining law and order. They are employed by municipal and federal governments and some provincial and regional governments.

Job Duties for Police officers (except commissioned)

  • 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.

Working Conditions for Police officers (except commissioned)

Work is performed both indoors and outdoors, depending on the assignment. Field work, especially when apprehending criminals, may result in dangerous situations.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Bodyguard - Police
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) Investigator
  • Canine-team Member - Police
  • Community Police Officer
  • Community Relations Officer - Police
  • Community Services Officer - Police
  • Constable
  • Counterfeit And Forgery Section Detective
  • Crime Prevention Constable
  • Crime Scene Technician - Police
  • CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) Investigator
  • Desk Officer - Police
  • Detective - Police
  • Divisional Diving Supervisor - Police
  • Dog Master - Police
  • Drug Investigator - Police
  • Education Relations Officer - Policing
  • Ethnic Relations Officer - Police
  • Evidence Technician - Police
  • Harbour Police Officer
  • Harbour Police Sergeant
  • Harbour Policeman/woman
  • Headquarters Duty Officer - Police
  • Highway Patrol Officer
  • Highway Patrolman/woman
  • Identification Officer - Police
  • Investigator - Police
  • Morality Officer - Police
  • Motorcycle Patrolman/woman - Police
  • Mounted Police Constable
  • Mounted Policeman/woman
  • Narcotics Squad Detective
  • Patrol Officer - Police
  • Peace Officer
  • Plain-clothes Officer
  • Police Cadet
  • Police Constable
  • Police Corporal
  • Police Diver
  • Police Diver - Salvage
  • Police Investigator
  • Police Officer
  • Police Sergeant
  • Policeman/woman
  • Railway Guard - Police
  • Railway Investigator - Police
  • Railway Police Constable
  • Railway Police Officer
  • Railway Special Agent - Police
  • RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) Officer
  • RCMP Officer
  • Recruitment And Training Officer - Police
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Officer
  • Safety Patrol Officer - Police
  • School Liaison Officer - Police
  • School Safety Officer - Police
  • Scuba Diver - Police
  • Scuba-diving Specialist - Police
  • Secret Service Officer
  • Security Constable - Police
  • Security Officer - Police
  • Staff Sergeant - Police
  • Station Duty Officer - Police
  • Station Officer - Police
  • Traffic Patrol Officer
  • Vice Squad Detective
  • Community Relations Officer - Police
  • Constable
  • Crime Prevention Constable
  • Detective - Police
  • Harbour Police Officer
  • Highway Patrol Officer
  • Police Cadet
  • Police Officer
  • Police Sergeant
  • Railway Police Officer
  • RCMP Officer
  • Crime Scene Technician - Police
  • Police Diver