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Police Officers (Sergeant and 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.


Median Salary

New workers start around £28,405. Normal pay is £41,877 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £51,870.

Daily 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.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Writing
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
  • Science