Police officer (sergeant or below)

Police officers (Sergeant and below) co-ordinate and undertake the investigation of crimes, patrol public areas, arrest offenders and suspects and enforce law and order. Officers of the British Transport Police operate within the specialised police service for the railway network across Britain.

Tasks

  • Gives evidence in court cases.
  • Works on station reception desk and or in communications room.
  • Prepares briefs or reports for senior officers.
  • Attends accidents.
  • Interviews suspects, takes statements from witnesses and stops, searches and/or arrests suspects.
  • Investigates complaints, crimes, accidents, any suspicious activities or other incidents.
  • Directs and controls traffic or crowds at demonstrations and large public events.
  • Receives instructions from senior officers and patrols an assigned area on foot, horseback, motorcycle, motor car or boat to check security and enforce regulations.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 2% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* This is not likely to lead to a great demand for new workers due to retirement

*This is based on national data

£36,290

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for police officer (sergeant or below) is £36,290

2,881 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,881. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for police officer (sergeant or below) roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £36,290 per year. That is about £3,024 per month or £18.61 per hour. New workers generally start on £25,854, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £47,694

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,881 people are employed in the region.

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