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Senior police officers

Average National Salaries (2020)

Age 20

£13,000 pile of coins

Age 35

£60,840 pile of coins

Age 50

£76,440 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £56,160

What does this career do?

Senior police officers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of a specific geographical or functional area of generalised or specialised police work. Senior officers of the British Transport Police direct the specialised police service for the railway network across Britain.

Typical tasks

  • liaises with senior officers to determine staff, financial and other short- and long-term needs
  • plans, directs and co-ordinates general policing for an area or functional unit
  • directs and monitors the work of subordinate officers
  • establishes contacts and sources of information concerning crimes planned or committed
  • directs and co-ordinates the operation of record keeping systems and the preparation of reports.

Current entry requirements

Promotion to the rank of inspector can be by qualifying examination. There are no qualifying examinations to ranks above inspector; promotion is by selection only. There are accelerated promotion schemes available. All police forces have age restrictions and medical requirements.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2019)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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