Commissioned Police Officer

Commissioned Police Officers provide high level management to support the running of geographical or operational sections of a police service.

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    Overview

    Commissioned Police Officers provide high level management to support the running of geographical or operational sections of a police service.

    Day-to-day

    • establishes administrative and operational procedures by taking account of the organisation's operating environment
    • makes policy decisions and accepts responsibility for operations, performance of staff, achievement of targets and adherence to budgets, standards and procedures
    • establishes lines of control and delegates responsibilities to subordinate staff
    • represents the organisation in dealings with other organisations and the public
    • controls the collection and interpretation of management information to monitor performance
    • controls the use of, and accounting for, the assets and facilities of the organisation
    • prepares budgets and other management plans
    • prepares reports, authorises the release of information, and handles public relations activities.

    Considerations

    • Working outdoors
    • Stressful

    To become a Commissioned Police Officer

    • You will need to join the police force in your state or territory then progress through the ranks to advance to the rank of a Commissioned Police Officer.