Police Officer

Police also known as a law enforcement officer mainly has to focus on protecting people and property. They patrol the areas they are assigned, which sometimes include entire jurisdictions, respond to calls, enforce laws, make arrests, issue citations, and occasionally testify in court cases.

Career Options

  • - Deputy Sheriff - Law Enforcement Officer - Law Officer - Patrolman - Patrol Officer - Peace Officer - Police Officer

Educational Qualifications

  • - Class X - Class XII - Graduation in any stream

Personal Skills

  • - Tough physical constitution - Strong mental abilities - Flexibility - Responsible attitude

Courses to be pursued

  • - Police Training Course - Qualify UPSC exam

Top Colleges

  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy Address: Shivaramapalli, Hyderabad - 500 052 Phone: 91-40-24235999 Website:www.svpnpa.gov.in
  • Kerala Police Academy Address: Additional Director General of Police&Director, Kerala Police Academy, Ramavarmapuram, Thrissur Phone: 0487 2328770 Website: www.keralapoliceacademy.gov.in

Working Conditions

Working conditions vary greatly. It is based on factors such as location, staffing levels and the number of incident reports. Police officers work on a full-time basis, and schedules often include long daily shifts.

Top Companies

  • Delhi Police Address: MSO Building, Indraprashta Marg, IP Estate, Delhi 110095 Phone: 011 2349 0010 Website: http://www.delhipolice.nic.in/
  • Mumbai Police Address: D.N. RoadFort, Mumbai 400001 Phone: 22621855,22621983 Website: https://mumbaipolice.maharashtra.gov.in/

Successful Persons

Hemant Karkare

Hemant Karkare was the chief of the Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad. He was killed in action during the 2008 Mumbai attacks after being shot three times in the chest. His bravery was honoured with the Ashoka Chakra on 26 January 2009.

Kiran Bedi

Kiran Bedi is an Indian politician, social activist and a retired police officer. Bedi joined the Indian Police Service in 1972, becoming its first woman officer.

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