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Working As A Patrol Commander

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $85,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Patrol Commander does

  • Conduct training, respond to and coordinate major incidents, handle media requests.
  • Respond and assess emergency situations (i.e.
  • Patrol Officer Performed law enforcement and crime prevention duties.
  • Conduct raids and tactical entries (SWAT) and order detention of witnesses and suspects for questioning.
  • Served as Kennel Master and K9 Unit Supervisor.
  • Delivered in-service training on patrol techniques, criminal investigations, and crime scene management.
  • Lead, direct, supervise, schedule and manage all activities of patrol officers and first line supervisors.
  • Served three combat deployments in the skies over Iraq.
  • Develop subordinates and administer corrective action as required.
  • Manage complex and extensive emergency response to critical incidents while demonstrating a commitment to organizational goals.
  • Investigated internal complaints against Police Department employees..
  • Secured areas of serious Mishaps and crime scenes onboard ship, ensuring evidence was protected and gathered for further investigation.
  • Tasked with the formation of a K-9 Unit for the Habersham Sheriff's Office.
  • Developed and implemented plan for emergency management and incident command.
  • Train staff in proper police work procedures.
  • Recognized for outstanding leadership in DUI enforcement, highway safety and proactive patrol.
  • Generated Naval Aviation Maintenance Standard Operating Procedures for maintenance programs.
  • Coordinated activities and assignments to ensure compliance with plans, coordinating and promoting unity of effort toward objectives.
  • Supervised the Basic Recruit Training, In-service training, Specialized Unit training and CALEA certification.
  • Direct supervision of 3 sergeants in Special Events, Traffic, Mall of America, and Proactive Police Services Units.

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Patrol Commander Career Paths

Patrol Commander
Sergeant Officer
Operations Officer
5 Yearsyrs
Sergeant Instructor Officer
Senior Officer
5 Yearsyrs
Sergeant Security Supervisor
Security Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Lieutenant Officer Operations Officer
Chief Of Operations
7 Yearsyrs
Lieutenant Investigator Security Supervisor
Security Director
10 Yearsyrs
Lieutenant Investigator Security Manager
Security Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Safety Officer Operations Officer
Division Chief
9 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Investigator Security Manager
Security Program Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Loss Prevention Officer Security Supervisor
Chief Of Security
8 Yearsyrs
Captain Emergency Medical Technician Safety Supervisor
Director Of Public Safety
10 Yearsyrs
Captain Flight Instructor Mission Commander
Assistant Director Of Operations
5 Yearsyrs
Police Lieutenant Security Manager Chief Of Operations
Chief Of Planning
8 Yearsyrs
Police Lieutenant Adjunct Professor Nurse Manager
Emergency Services Director
10 Yearsyrs
Police Lieutenant Police Captain Assistant Chief Of Police
Chief Deputy
8 Yearsyrs
Police Sergeant Supervisor Logistics Manager
Logistics Director
9 Yearsyrs
Police Sergeant Owner Chief Executive Officer
Deputy Director Of Operations
9 Yearsyrs
Police Sergeant Criminal Investigator Securities Consultant
Corporate Security Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Field Training Officer Training Officer Platoon Leader
Transportation Officer
5 Yearsyrs
Field Training Officer Force Protection Officer Division Chief
Chief Of Service
7 Yearsyrs
Field Training Officer Communications Officer Public Information Officer
Bureau Chief
7 Yearsyrs
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Top Skills for A Patrol Commander

  1. Patrol Personnel
  2. Criminal Investigations
  3. Law Enforcement
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Trained and supervised mobile patrol personnel, managed day to day patrol operations.
  • Directed criminal and non-criminal investigations.
  • Supervised patrolmen during enforcement and administrative operations, and served as senior Law Enforcement Officer during absence of higher command.
  • Maintain appropriate police response to a variety of public safety problems, including critical incidences requiring emergency management skills.
  • Conduct Administrative Investigations involving possible misconduct by supervisors assigned to the Patrol Division.

Patrol Commander Demographics

Gender

Male

85.6%

Unknown

9.9%

Female

4.6%
Ethnicity

White

62.6%

Hispanic or Latino

14.1%

Black or African American

12.7%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

4.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Carrier

33.3%

Spanish

33.3%

Japanese

16.7%

French

16.7%
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Patrol Commander Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.7%

Roger Williams University

7.1%

University of Virginia

7.1%

The Academy

7.1%

University of Maryland - University College

5.4%

Southwestern College

5.4%

Pennsylvania State University

5.4%

University of Cincinnati

5.4%

Coastline Community College

5.4%

Saint Leo University

5.4%

University of North Texas

3.6%

Ashworth College

3.6%

University of Central Florida

3.6%

Community College of the Air Force

3.6%

Troy University

3.6%

Thomas University

3.6%

Thomas Edison State University

3.6%

Kaplan University

3.6%

Johns Hopkins University

3.6%

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

3.6%
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Majors

Criminal Justice

35.4%

Business

14.1%

Law Enforcement

10.9%

Public Administration

8.3%

Law

5.2%

Management

4.2%

Political Science

3.1%

Education

2.6%

Homeland Security

2.1%

Intelligence Operations

1.6%

Medical Technician

1.6%

Computer Information Systems

1.6%

Human Resources Management

1.6%

General Studies

1.6%

Educational Technology

1.0%

Psychology

1.0%

Finance

1.0%

Elementary Education

1.0%

Criminology

1.0%

Operations Management

1.0%
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Degrees

Other

34.5%

Bachelors

28.5%

Masters

22.6%

Associate

6.4%

Certificate

3.8%

Doctorate

2.6%

Diploma

1.3%

License

0.4%
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