municipal police officer (policeman/woman)

municipal police officer (policeman/woman)

Nightwatch City police dispatcher Dismounted patrol.  Checking on booth vendors Traffic offence.  Pulling over a car. Putting a clamp on the wheel
municipal police officer (policeman/woman):

Who are they and what do they do? The task of the municipal policeman is to safeguard law and order in the municipality or city concerned.

What are the activities of the job? Supervising adherence to legal as well as local edicts (e.g. regarding sales on market stalls, prostitution etc) - aiding local government, informing people regarding their rights and duties - answering enquires from local people and tourists (including foreigners) and giving directions - taking appropriate actions whenever a criminal or other offence has been committed or if it is reasonable to assume that such an event has taken place - collection of fines in the case of e.g. traffic offences, sale without permission, hooliganism, breach of the peace, etc. - making a record of such events and securing witnesses - checking the identity of various people - bringing people to the police station - confiscation of illegally held weapons, blocking off areas, where crowds should not intrude, opening locked premises if it is necessary to enter forcefully in the name of the law and in the interests of the public - confiscating illegally acquired objects in conformance with the law - cooperation with the state police.

Where is it done and under what conditions? In the most varied environments, but mostly outdoors. Changing weather conditions and shift work are to be expected.

What tools/equipment do they use? The authority of the police officers themselves, but this can also be supported by the possession (and, if necessary, the use) of a truncheon or firearm.

What do you need to succeed? You need high school education, possibly with a high school leaving certificate (university entrance level) and you should have taken a special course for police officers, be physically and mentally fit, able to respond and make decisions rapidly, have the ability to enforce your authority, self-discipline, reliability.

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