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Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

27130 Police Officer

Enforces laws established for the protection of persons and property, by detaining, arresting, interrogating, and incarcerating suspected violators, and appearing as a witness at trials. Work is performed in uniform or civilian clothes and officers are typically armed.

Excluded are:

  1. Supervisory positions;
  2. Criminal investigators;
  3. Police detectives and specialists performing duties above those described for Police Officer II;
  4. Positions requiring the operation of aircraft; and
  5. Police academy cadets and positions receiving on-the-job training and experience in basic police activities.