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Police Officer

Contract Type
Public Sector
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If you would like a challenging but rewarding career assisting and protecting the community then a job within the police force may appeal to you.

Job Description


As a police officer, you will work in partnership with the communities you serve to maintain law and order, protect members of the public and their property, prevent crime, reduce the fear of crime and improve the quality of life for all citizens.


You will use a range of technology to protect individuals, identify the perpetrators of crime and ensure successful prosecutions against those who break the law.




As a police officer, you will need to:


work alongside communities, liaising with community groups and individuals

provide a visible presence to deter crime and reassure the community

conduct patrol duties on foot, by car and bicycle

develop community knowledge to identify individuals and locations at risk of being involved in crime

respond to calls and requests from the public to assist at incidents

keep the peace at public meetings, social events, processions, trade disputes or strikes

diffuse potentially volatile situations with regard for the safety of all involved

act with sensitivity when dealing with situations such as delivering news of a sudden death or when dealing with sexual crimes

conduct initial investigations, gather evidence, take statements and comply with relevant legal requirements

interview suspects, victims and witnesses in accordance with relevant legislation

conduct arrests with due regard for the human rights, security and health and safety of detained individuals, members of the public, colleagues and self

prepare crime reports and present case files

attend and give evidence in court and at other hearings

complete administrative procedures

submit internal crime reports and criminal intelligence reports

investigate and take action on information received from members of the public

gather, record and analyse intelligence to achieve community safety and crime reduction objectives and provide crime prevention advice

attend road-related incidents including collision scenes, vehicle check points and traffic offences

enforce road traffic legislation and issue fixed penalties for relevant offences

deal with lost or found property


Our inclusive culture


We are committed to achieving an inclusive workforce that represents our communities and we actively encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented groups.


Contact us


You can make a recruitment related query:


by email –

in writing – Talent Acquisition Team, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8QJ