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441312 - Police Officer

Description

Maintains public order, and enforces laws by investigating crimes, patrolling public areas and arresting suspected offenders.

Skill Level

2

Specialisations

    • Bomb Squad Officer
    • Mounted Police Officer
    • Search and Rescue Officer
    • Tactical Response Group Officer

Skills Assessment Authority

VETASSESS

Caveats

No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 4413 Police

Description

protect and preserve property, public order and safety through the enforcement of laws.

Tasks

    • investigating and prosecuting offences committed in areas such as organised, corporate and computer crime, environmental offences, drug trafficking, fraud, counterfeiting and terrorism
    • securing and examining scenes of crimes and accidents to locate and obtain evidence for analysis
    • protecting witnesses and investigating official corruption
    • maintaining public order and safety
    • patrolling assigned areas to minimise potential for public disturbance and crime
    • investigating accidents, crimes, minor offences and citizens' complaints, gathering evidence, and pursuing, arresting and interviewing suspected offenders
    • testing persons suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and issuing infringement notices for traffic offences
    • directing and re-routing traffic at congested areas
    • attending community meetings and answering inquiries from the public where necessary
    • providing advice and assistance to victims of crime and their families
    • maintaining records and preparing reports

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Occupations in this Group

    • 441311 Detective
    • 441312 Police Officer

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