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Working As A Patrol Police Sergeant

  • 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

  • $47,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Patrol Police Sergeant does

  • Manage police officers in the enforcement of criminal and traffic laws and codes of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Work Study) Maintain department files.
  • Value and rely on working relationships with Local and Federal Law Enforcement agencies
  • Observed and took appropriate action in the event of suspicious activity, investigated reported crimes.
  • Planned and executed security and traffic control for large events.
  • Managed training programs for new hires and in-service personnel.
  • Supervised all aspects of motorcycle patrols, including hiring and training.
  • Enforced Federal, State and local laws and statutes.
  • Enforced traffic & criminal laws of the state & city by due process, made arrests, processed offenders.
  • Prepare daily crime reports, investigate and analyze crime scenes.
  • Provided training, coaching, discipline, and evaluation for new officers while in phase training.
  • Received Medal of Valor and Unit Citation Award (2).
  • Conduct annual performance reviews of police officers.
  • Coordinated a multi-agency DUI enforcement effort that included all law enforcement entities involved to grant cross commissioning for enforcement.
  • Examine and correct all criminal reports to be reviewed by the administration staff and to be assigned by the Detective Sergeant.
  • General patrol duties and the protection of life, property, Federal, State and City ordinances.
  • Review reports Address any citizen complaints as they arise.
  • Analyzed activity reports to determine levels of performance or need for corrective action.
  • Served as a mentor to officers and as acting Watch Commander as needed.
  • Managed daily operations and maintained personal files on the Officers directly under my supervision.

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Average Length of Employment
Police Lieutenant 10.4 years
Police Sergeant 9.6 years
Police Detective 9.6 years
Detective Sergeant 8.8 years
Patrol Captain 7.4 years
Police Supervisor 7.0 years
Police Officer 6.8 years
Chief Of Police 6.0 years
Sergeant 5.9 years
Patrol Sergeant 5.8 years
Patrol Commander 5.3 years
Patrol Officer 4.2 years
Desk Sergeant 3.8 years
Top Careers Before Patrol Police Sergeant
Detective 7.5%
Sergeant 4.8%
Officer 2.7%
Patrolman 2.2%
Top Careers After Patrol Police Sergeant
Sergeant 7.6%
Lieutenant 4.2%

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Patrol Police Sergeant Demographics

Gender

Male

66.4%

Female

18.8%

Unknown

14.8%
Ethnicity

White

63.0%

Hispanic or Latino

16.3%

Black or African American

12.4%

Asian

4.9%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0%

Patrol Police Sergeant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

9.7%

The Academy

9.7%

University of Florida

6.5%

University of Houston

6.5%

Union Institute & University

6.5%

College of San Mateo

6.5%

William Paterson University of New Jersey

6.5%

Stephen F Austin State University

6.5%

Middle Tennessee State University

6.5%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.2%

Brown University

3.2%

Springfield Technical Community College

3.2%

University of Maryland - University College

3.2%

Santa Fe Community College

3.2%

Cape Cod Community College

3.2%

Western Carolina University

3.2%

West Kentucky Community and Technical College

3.2%

Saint Joseph's University

3.2%

Arizona State University

3.2%

Thomas Nelson Community College

3.2%
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Majors

Criminal Justice

53.5%

Business

8.9%

Law Enforcement

6.9%

Public Administration

6.9%

Law

4.0%

Sociology

3.0%

Management

2.0%

Finance

2.0%

Education

2.0%

Systems Engineering

1.0%

Science, Technology, And Society

1.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.0%

Drafting And Design

1.0%

Medical Technician

1.0%

Psychology

1.0%

Political Science

1.0%

Legal Studies

1.0%

Biology

1.0%

Marketing

1.0%

Fire Science And Protection

1.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

31.3%

Other

27.8%

Masters

16.5%

Associate

10.4%

Certificate

7.0%

Doctorate

4.3%

Diploma

1.7%

License

0.9%
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Top Skills for A Patrol Police Sergeant

  1. Vehicle Patrols
  2. Criminal Investigations
  3. Police Department
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  • Managed daily activities of assigned police personnel in the provision of professional law enforcement services.
  • Led platoon of 12 police officers responsible for the public safety of more than 70,000 citizens.
  • Conducted investigations on crime scenes to include interviews and interrogation regarding possible suspects of criminal activity.
  • Served as a mentor to officers and as acting Watch Commander as needed.
  • Coordinated recruitment and hiring of new officers with emphasis on minority applicants.

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