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Police Patrol Officers
District Of Columbia

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Patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $29.37 - $38.11

Typical Annual Salary: $61,100 - $79,300

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.
  • Monitor, note, report, and investigate suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area.
  • Record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities.
  • Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.
  • Patrol specific area on foot, horseback, or motorized conveyance, responding promptly to calls for assistance.
  • Review facts of incidents to determine if criminal act or statute violations were involved.
  • Investigate traffic accidents and other accidents to determine causes and to determine if a crime has been committed.
  • Render aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries.
  • Testify in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases.
  • Photograph or draw diagrams of crime or accident scenes and interview principals and eyewitnesses.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Biological evidence collection kits
  • Handguns
  • Notebook computers
  • Police vehicles
  • Two way radios

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Internet browser software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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