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police officer





Police officers use investigation methods to prevent crime, to pursue and apprehend criminals, and protect the public from violent and criminal activities. They perform surveillance and patrol activities to prevent crimes and apprehend offenders. They provide support to victimised parties and the public at large, and fulfil administrative duties.

Scope note

Includes state police officer.

Alternative Labels


police officer

police constable


state trooper

law enforcement officer

railway police officer

patrol officer

mounted police officer

highway patrol officer

state police officer

public roads surveillance officer

railroad police officer


Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:

Skills & Competences