OVERVIEW OF A CAREER IN GOVERNMENT


WORKING IN THE GOVERNMENT

Working as a Police Officer

A police officer's duty is to protect and serve.  They primarily are responsible for protecting / saving lives whilst also arresting and prosecuting people who break the law.  Other important duties include responding to emergency calls, providing first aid to accident victims and even issuing fines and tickets. However, most police officers will spend their time investigating suspicious activity such as burglaries, robberies, thefts, drug trafficking and other criminal activities.

Detectives, sometimes called agents or special agents, collect evidence of possible crimes and gather facts with a view to mounting a case against a criminal and then hopefully arresting and completing a successful prosecution.  The daily activities of detectives vary, and they carry out a wide range of activities, such as collecting evidence, planning investigations, conducting interviews and arresting criminals.  Detectives usually specialise in solving all sorts of crimes, including murder and fraud. 

Detectives and police officers must produce reports and keep detailed records required to testify in court. Uniformed police officers have general law enforcement duties and they wear uniforms that allow them to be easily recogniz...


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