1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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3911-11 Police Officer

Protects and preserves property, public order and safety through the enforcement of laws.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation 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:

  • maintains public order and safety
  • patrols assigned areas minimising potential for public disturbance and crime
  • investigates accidents, crimes, minor offences, citizens' complaints and interviews victims
  • gathers evidence, pursues, arrests and interviews suspected criminals
  • searches property, vehicles and persons for illegal items
  • tests persons suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and issues infringement notices for traffic and other offences
  • provides counselling to victims of crime and their families
  • checks establishments to ensure licensing and other laws are followed
  • maintains records and prepares reports
  • may prepare briefs and give evidence in court
  • may provide specialised responses in emergency situations and guard designated people and buildings

Specialisations:
Bomb Squad Officer
Detective
Mounted Police Officer
Search and Rescue Officer
Tactical Response Group Officer

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