Summary Police Officer in Canada
Find key facts and figures about working as a police officer. The following information is applicable to all Police officers (except commissioned) (NOC 42100).
Note: Some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Police officers maintain order and enforce laws and regulations. They respond to emergency calls, patrol public areas, regulate traffic, control crowds, arrest offenders and build community relationships. They are employed by municipal and federal governments and some provincial and regional governments.
College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
advertised in Canada
- Supervise subordinate officers
- Schedule work assignments
- Co-ordinate work of subordinates
- Arrest criminal suspects
- Investigate crimes and accidents, secure evidence, interview witnesses, compile notes and reports and provide testimony in courts of law
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