Commissioned police officers (NOC 0431)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2017-2019)
Minimum Not published
Median Not published
Maximum Not published
Job prospect
Employment in 2018
Skill level
Professional (usually a university degree)

Nature of work

Commissioned police officers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate police force administration and police activities such as maintaining law and order and detecting and preventing crime. They are employed by municipal, provincial and federal governments. This unit group includes officers from the rank of staff sergeant to police commissioner. Commissioned officers in the railway police are also included in this unit group.

Main duties

  • Commissioned police officers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a police force or division of a police force
  • - Develop and implement police force policies and procedures
  • - Oversee police investigations and ensure that procedures are conducted in accordance with laws and regulations
  • - Continued…
  • - Assess performance of subordinates and authorize promotions, transfers and disciplinary actions.

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school is required.
  • * A university degree in the social sciences or in business administration may be required.
  • * Several years of experience as a police officer are required.

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