Supervisors of Police Officers
On the Job
Supervisors of Police Officers directly supervise and coordinate the activities of members of the police force.
This career requires physical strength.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Collaborate with law enforcement or security agencies to share information.
- Collaborate with outside groups to develop programs or projects.
- Maintain operational records.
- Prepare investigation or incident reports.
- Write operational reports.
- Resolve interpersonal conflicts.
- Direct criminal investigations.
- Direct law enforcement activities.
- Prepare activity or work schedules.
- Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Working in a closed vehicle or equipment.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working in very hot or cold temperatures.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
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