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:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Bachelor of Public Safety - Pathway for Police Foundations Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Police Foundations Diploma; Online
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Police Foundations Diploma
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Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Police Foundations Diploma
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University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Criminal Justice Bachelor; Honours
Criminal Justice Bachelor
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Wilfrid Laurier University - Waterloo Campus
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Policing (BA in Combination) Bachelor; Online
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Modified on January 26, 2022