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Senior Police Officers

Senior police officers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of a specific geographical or functional area of generalised or specialised police work. Senior officers of the British Transport Police direct the specialised police service for the railway network across Britain.


Median Salary

New workers start around £35,780. Normal pay is £53,068 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £93,794.

Daily Tasks

  • Directs and co-ordinates the operation of record keeping systems and the preparation of reports.
  • Establishes contacts and sources of information concerning crimes planned or committed.
  • Directs and monitors the work of subordinate officers.
  • Plans, directs and co-ordinates general policing for an area or functional unit.
  • Liaises with senior officers to determine staff, financial and other short- and long-term needs.

Skills employers are asking for

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