Exploring Police Roles and Structure in England and Wales

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What is the role of an Inspector within the police service?

Plan and manage operational activity

Which learning outcome does the unit intend to achieve?

L01- Analyse specific roles within the police service

What is the role of a Super Intendant within the police service?

Manage major or critical events

What is the main responsibility of a Sergeant within the police service?

Ensure effective daily supervision and support to officers

What is the overarching intent of the unit?

To analyze specific roles within the police service

What is the fitness requirement to become a dog handler within the police service?

Level 5.7

What is the role of an Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO) in the police service?

To carry firearms operationally and respond to conflicting situations

What is the minimum age requirement to apply for a police officer position within England and Wales?

17 years old

What are the academic requirements to become a police officer within England and Wales?

2-3 A levels or equivalent, and a GCSE grade C in English and Maths

How many academic routes are there to become a police officer?


Explore your interests in different police roles, the reasons behind your interest, expectations from the role, and a typical day's responsibilities. Gain knowledge about the types of police forces and the structure and ranks within the police service in England and Wales.

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