Police officer

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A police officer, also known as an officer, policeman, or a policewoman is a warranted law employee of a police force.wikipedia
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A police officer, also known as an officer, policeman, or a policewoman is a warranted law employee of a police force.
Members may be referred to as police officers, troopers, sheriffs, constables, rangers, peace officers or civic/civil guards.

Police oath

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Police officers may be sworn to an oath, and have the power to arrest people and detain them for a limited time, along with other duties and powers.
It is usual for police officers take an oath to uphold the law.

Law enforcement officer

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The more general term for the function is law enforcement officer or peace officer.
The phrase can include police officers, municipal law enforcement officers, special police officers, customs officers, state troopers, special agents, secret agents, special investigators, border patrol officers, immigration officers, court officers, probation officers, parole officers, arson investigators, auxiliary officers, game wardens, sheriffs, constables, corrections, marshals, deputies, detention officers, correction officers, and public safety officers (at public institutions).

Sergeant

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Increasing numbers of people are joining the police force who possess tertiary education and in response to this many police forces have developed a "fast-track" scheme whereby those with university degrees spend two to three years as a Constable before receiving promotion to higher ranks, such as Sergeants or Inspectors.
The term sergeant refers to a non-commissioned officer placed above the rank of a corporal and a police officer immediately below a lieutenant or, in the UK Police forces, below an inspector.

Water police

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Dependent upon each agency, but generally after completing two years of service, officers may apply for specialist positions, such as detective, police dog handler, mounted police officer, motorcycle officer, water police officer, or firearms officer (in countries where police are not routinely armed).
Water police, also called harbor patrols, port police, marine/maritime police, nautical patrols, bay constables or river police, are police officers, usually a department of a larger police organization, who patrol in water craft.

Detective

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Dependent upon each agency, but generally after completing two years of service, officers may apply for specialist positions, such as detective, police dog handler, mounted police officer, motorcycle officer, water police officer, or firearms officer (in countries where police are not routinely armed).
In some police departments, a detective position is achieved by passing a written test after a person completes the requirements for being a police officer.

Authorised firearms officer

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Dependent upon each agency, but generally after completing two years of service, officers may apply for specialist positions, such as detective, police dog handler, mounted police officer, motorcycle officer, water police officer, or firearms officer (in countries where police are not routinely armed).
An authorised firearms officer (AFO) is a British police officer who has received training, and is authorised, to carry and use firearms.

Emergency medical services

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To provide a prompt response in emergencies, the police often coordinate their operations with fire and emergency medical services.
Police officers and firefighters who are on duty for another emergency service may also be deployed in this role, though some firefighters are trained to a more advanced medical level.

Constable

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Increasing numbers of people are joining the police force who possess tertiary education and in response to this many police forces have developed a "fast-track" scheme whereby those with university degrees spend two to three years as a Constable before receiving promotion to higher ranks, such as Sergeants or Inspectors.
Within the British Police all police officers are sworn in as and hold the basic powers of a constable.

Discretion

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Police accountability efforts strive to protect citizens and their rights by ensuring legal and effective law enforcement conduct, while affording individual officers the required autonomy, protection, and discretion.
The enforcers, police officers, are tasked with enforcing these regulations, but they often have the discretion of when to file charges and arrest.

Security guard

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Security officers are not required to make arrests, but have the authority to make a citizen's arrest, or otherwise act as an agent of law enforcement, for example, at the request of a police officer or sheriff.

Gurbir Grewal

On August 6, 2019, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced creation of the first U.S. statewide program to support the mental health of police officers.
On August 6, 2019, Gurbir Grewal announced the creation of the first U.S. statewide program to support the mental health of police officers.

Warrant (law)

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A police officer, also known as an officer, policeman, or a policewoman is a warranted law employee of a police force.

Crime

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Police officers are generally charged with the apprehension of criminals and the prevention and detection of crime, protection and assistance of the general public, and the maintenance of public order.

Arrest

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Police officers may be sworn to an oath, and have the power to arrest people and detain them for a limited time, along with other duties and powers.

Counter-terrorism

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Some officers are trained in special duties, such as counter-terrorism, surveillance, child protection, VIP protection, civil law enforcement, and investigation techniques into major crime including fraud, rape, murder, and drug trafficking.

Surveillance

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Some officers are trained in special duties, such as counter-terrorism, surveillance, child protection, VIP protection, civil law enforcement, and investigation techniques into major crime including fraud, rape, murder, and drug trafficking.

Child protection

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Some officers are trained in special duties, such as counter-terrorism, surveillance, child protection, VIP protection, civil law enforcement, and investigation techniques into major crime including fraud, rape, murder, and drug trafficking.

Very important person

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Some officers are trained in special duties, such as counter-terrorism, surveillance, child protection, VIP protection, civil law enforcement, and investigation techniques into major crime including fraud, rape, murder, and drug trafficking.

Protective security units

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Some officers are trained in special duties, such as counter-terrorism, surveillance, child protection, VIP protection, civil law enforcement, and investigation techniques into major crime including fraud, rape, murder, and drug trafficking.

Civil law (common law)

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Some officers are trained in special duties, such as counter-terrorism, surveillance, child protection, VIP protection, civil law enforcement, and investigation techniques into major crime including fraud, rape, murder, and drug trafficking.

Fraud

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Some officers are trained in special duties, such as counter-terrorism, surveillance, child protection, VIP protection, civil law enforcement, and investigation techniques into major crime including fraud, rape, murder, and drug trafficking.

Rape

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Some officers are trained in special duties, such as counter-terrorism, surveillance, child protection, VIP protection, civil law enforcement, and investigation techniques into major crime including fraud, rape, murder, and drug trafficking.

Murder

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Some officers are trained in special duties, such as counter-terrorism, surveillance, child protection, VIP protection, civil law enforcement, and investigation techniques into major crime including fraud, rape, murder, and drug trafficking.

Illegal drug trade

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Some officers are trained in special duties, such as counter-terrorism, surveillance, child protection, VIP protection, civil law enforcement, and investigation techniques into major crime including fraud, rape, murder, and drug trafficking.