Commissioned police officers (NOC 0431)

About this job

People in this occupation:

  • plan, organize and direct police force administration and police activities such as maintaining law and order and detecting and preventing crime
  • work for municipal, provincial and federal governments
  • includes officers from the rank of staff sergeant to police commissioner
  • commissioned officers in the railway police are also included in this group
Common job titles
  • chief detective / chief inspector
  • chief of police / chief superintendent
  • commanding officer - police
  • detective inspector - police
  • detective sergeant - police
  • headquarters police inspector


Commissioned police officers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • plan, organize and direct the activities of a police force or division of a police force
  • create and carry out police force policies and procedures
  • oversee police investigations and ensure that procedures are carried out in accordance with laws and regulations
  • assess performance of subordinates and authorize promotions, transfers and disciplinary actions

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office.

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