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Administration of Justice (SOC CODE: 33-3051.01)

Job Description Overview

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

Related Careers

  • Police Patrol Officers
  • Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
  • Correctional Officers
  • Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
  • First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
  • Transit and Railroad Police
  • Police Identification and Records Officers
  • Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
  • Immigration and Customs Inspectors
  • Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
  • Animal Control Workers

Sample Job Duties

  • Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.
  • 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.
  • Record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities.
  • Render aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries.
  • Review facts of incidents to determine if criminal act or statute violations were involved.
  • Monitor, note, report, and investigate suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area.
  • Testify in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases.
  • Process prisoners, and prepare and maintain records of prisoner bookings and prisoner status during booking and pre-trial process.
  • Monitor traffic to ensure motorists observe traffic regulations and exhibit safe driving procedures.
  • Relay complaint and emergency-request information to appropriate agency dispatchers.

    What Classes Do I Need to Take?

    • Administration of Justice Certificate
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