The average salary for a Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in United Kingdom is £29,964.
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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.
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Popular Skills for Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer
Oral / Verbal Communication
Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Writing Procedures & Documentation, Security Policies and Procedures and Emergency Response.
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 £23,075 based on 18 salaries. An early career Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £25,091 based on 69 salaries. A mid-career Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £35,470 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £39,090 based on 47 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £42,322.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer in their job title in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast earn an average of 30.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, England: London (6.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Manchester, England: Manchester (15.9% less).
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