Police officer (sergeant or below)
- 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
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for police officer (sergeant or below) is £36,290
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.
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.