What is a Police Officer?
A Police Officer is an individual who brings their own set of skills and experience to the role;
they underpin their practice and service with the same code of ethics as all their colleagues no matter what
A Police Officer places safety and ethical practice at the heart of their contact with the community they
serve. The work is extremely rewarding and you will have the chance to make a positive impact on your community.
It is worth considering that a Police Officer may be many things to the community they serve.
There will be people to whom you will be a fixer, problem solver or mediator; for others you will be the eyes
and ears they desperately need during the worst times of their lives. There will be those who recognise your
heroic and brave actions and others who will perceive you as a threat and will challenge your ability to connect
with them when they need support the most. At times people will celebrate success with you and thank you for
your response, meanwhile there are those who remain suspicious of your presence and still need your support.
Therefore, it will come as no surprise that a Police Officer is someone who thrives on challenge and who
possesses the highest level of commitment to serving the public. They operate with the knowledge that their
actions and intentions are crucial to the safety of the community and can respond positively to scrutiny every
day. A Police Officer has the flexibility and awareness to adapt their approach dependant on the situation or
person(s) they are supporting. The reward is seeing and knowing they have done the best job possible.
You can read more about our commitment to the community, and the Code of Ethics we stand by, in the working
with us section.
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