A police sergeant monitors and trains officers under his/her command. Police in rank the ranks of detective and officer are under the sergeant's command. The sergeant also fulfills the duties of a police officer by enforcing the law and arresting criminals.
A sergeant's day may involve handling personnel issues within the ranks, presiding over meetings, drafting shift rotations, patrolling the streets, and preparing work and performance reports. The sergeant may also attend briefings with higher-ranking police officers and report the news to subordinates. Like all law enforcement officials, sergeants protect, serve, and uphold the law.
To become a police sergeant, you need a high school diploma or GED. You also need to attend a police academy and possess three years of experience as a police officer.