Police officers protect the public, detect and prevent crime and perform other activities directed at maintaining law and order.
Police officers perform some or all of the following duties:
Patrol assigned areas to maintain public safety and order and to enforce laws and regulations;
Investigate crimes and accidents, secure evidence, interview witnesses, compile notes and reports and provide testimony in courts of law;
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.
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