The job as a police officer is usually considered a very serious job with numerous responsibility and powers that keep on increasing as you get promoted. The main objective of the job of the police is to serve the people of the country and reduce the crime rate, maintain law and order. As a police officer, you must work day and night 24/7, with minimum casual leaves, to earn respect among your colleagues and acquaintances.
There are several jobs under police department that one can apply for, such as Sub Inspector Jobs, Circle Inspector jobs, Constable jobs, etc. The recruitment board is divided by the number of states and several positions; you can apply for the police job in the state of your hometown, or for the position you want to get.
Exams for Police Jobs
The most common exam applied for a job in the police department is the SSC (Staff Selection Commission) Exam, with the vacancy of more than 1500 seats. The job positions you might get through SSC are Sub Inspectors (SI) in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and other Central Police Organizations, CAPFs and Assistant Sub Inspectors (ASI) in CISF. The pay scale you can get ranges from about 30,000 per month to 1,12,000.
The other exams that can be applied for police job are Union Public Service Commission, Ministry of Defense, Indo Tibetan border police, CBI, and about 25 other state exams. The job position and pay scale vary from exam to exam, the most common job positions in all the exams are of, sub-inspector, constable, head constable, deputy superintendent of police, etc. the pay scale is pretty good in all the job positions with additional benefits.
The most sought-after and reputed job is Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer which can be achieved by successfully clearing the IPS Exam conducted each year by the Union Public Service Commission. The IPS service is divided into several functional departments that include Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Crime Branch, Traffic Bureau, and Home Guards, IPS officers also head the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).
The duties one has as a police officer are:
1. To promote and maintain law and order
2. To Investigate crimes and crime scenes
3. To identify situations that are likely to lead to crimes
4. To reduce the opportunities for criminal activities through preventive measures
5. To cooperate with other related agencies in executing correct measures for prevention of crimes
6. To help individuals who are in danger of any harm
7. To create and preserve a feeling of security in the community
8. To facilitate the orderly movement of people and vehicles
9. To resolve any conflicts and promote amity
10. To provide relief to people in distress
11. To collect intelligence reports related to matters affecting public peace and crimes.
Stereotypically speaking, earlier police jobs were only considered for men, with all the dealing with criminals and more of physical work, but nowadays with growth in technology and the mindset of people, even women can apply for a job in police department.
Women’s these days are on the top of the league and achieving greater heights of success in all work fields. If not into physical work, there are various “desk jobs” that have the high pay scale and less of field duty, which anyone can consider. Women can feel safer in the administrative jobs and get a better work environment.