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Transit and Railroad Police
District Of Columbia

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Protect and police railroad and transit property, employees, or passengers.

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Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

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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: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Patrol railroad yards, cars, stations, or other facilities to protect company property or shipments and to maintain order.
  • Examine credentials of unauthorized persons attempting to enter secured areas.
  • Apprehend or remove trespassers or thieves from railroad property or coordinate with law enforcement agencies in apprehensions and removals.
  • Prepare reports documenting investigation activities and results.
  • Investigate or direct investigations of freight theft, suspicious damage or loss of passengers' valuables, or other crimes on railroad property.
  • Direct security activities at derailments, fires, floods, or strikes involving railroad property.
  • Direct or coordinate the daily activities or training of security staff.
  • Interview neighbors, associates, or former employers of job applicants to verify personal references or to obtain work history data.
  • Record and verify seal numbers from boxcars containing frequently pilfered items, such as cigarettes or liquor, to detect tampering.
  • Plan or implement special safety or preventive programs, such as fire or accident prevention.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Handcuffs
  • Handguns
  • Notebook computers
  • Police vehicles
  • Weapon or explosives detectors and supplies

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Internet browser software
  • Map creation software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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