1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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POLICE OFFICERS protect and preserve property, public order and safety through the enforcement of laws.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • maintaining public order and safety
  • patrolling assigned areas to minimise potential for public disturbance and crime
  • investigating accidents, crimes, minor offences and citizens' complaints, gathering evidence, pursuing, arresting and interviewing suspected criminals
  • testing persons suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and issuing infringement notices for traffic offences
  • attending community meetings and answering queries from the public
  • providing counselling to victims of crime and their families
  • supervising and coordinating the activities of police officers
  • maintaining records and preparing reports


This section contains the following subsection :
              3911-01 Supervisor, Police Officers
              3911-11 Police Officer

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