The average salary for a Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in Australia is AU$75,424.
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Job Description for Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer
Police patrol officers must complete a training program known as the "police academy" before beginning work. A degree is often preferred but not required, and different states and departments tend to have different requirements. Generally, a person applies to become a police officer and is selected to attend the academy, where they are immediately hired upon completion of the program. A police patrol officer’s job is both mental and physical; they must pass a psychological exam as well as a fi…Read more
Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer Tasks
- Execute arrest warrants, locating and taking persons into custody.
- Record daily activities and submit logs and other related reports and paperwork to appropriate authorities.
- Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.
- Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.
- Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.
Popular Employer Salaries for Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer
The top respondents for the job title Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer are from the companies Victoria Police, NSW Police and Queensland Police Service. Reported salaries are highest at NSW Police where the average pay is AU$101,000. Victoria Police pays the lowest at around AU$77,700.
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Popular Skills for Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer
Oral / Verbal Communication
Security Policies and Procedures
Skills in Emergency Response, Leadership, Oral / Verbal Communication and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Security Policies and Procedures.
Pay by Experience Level for Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer
An entry-level Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$63,995 based on 9 salaries. An early career Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$66,939 based on 66 salaries. A mid-career Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$84,548 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$94,019 based on 38 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$103,294.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 23.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (12.7% more) and Gold Coast, Queensland (1.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (8.8% less), Melbourne, Victoria (6.7% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (5.2% less).
Years of Experience
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