Police officers (except commissioned) jobs in Canada

Salary

86 590 $
This salary is an average estimate between all available diplomas degrees related to this career. Click here to get an overview of salary depending of diploma.
No certificate, diploma or degree : 74 020 $
High school diploma or equivalent : 88 400 $
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level : 84 520 $
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above : 90 460 $

Career's stability

Stable
The career's stability is based on the employment projection for that working area for the year 2022.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Completion of a college program or university degree in law and security or in the social sciences is usually required.
  • A three- to six-month police training program is provided.
  • Physical agility, strength, fitness and vision requirements must be met, and psychological or other tests may also be required.
  • Experience as a constable and the completion of specialized courses are required for detectives and sergeants.

Job overview

Police officers protect the public, detect and prevent crime and perform other activities directed at maintaining law and order. They are employed by municipal and federal governments and some provincial and regional governments. This unit group includes railway police.

Main duties

  • Patrol assigned areas to maintain public safety and order and to enforce laws and regulations
  • Investigate crimes and accidents, secure evidence, interview witnesses, compile notes and reports and provide testimony in courts of law
  • Arrest criminal suspects
  • Provide emergency assistance to victims of accidents, crimes and natural disasters
  • Participate in crime prevention, public information and safety programs
  • May supervise and co-ordinate the work of other police officers.

Illustrative example(s)

  • community relations officer - police
  • constable
  • crime prevention constable
  • detective - police
  • harbour police officer
  • highway patrol officer
  • police cadet
  • police diver
  • police officer
  • police sergeant
  • railway police officer
  • RCMP officer

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