Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations
27131 Police Officer I
Carries out general and specific assignments from superior officers in accordance with established rules and procedures. Maintains order, enforces laws and ordinances, and protects life and property in an assigned patrol district or beat by performing a combination of duties as: patrolling a specific area on foot or in a vehicle; directing traffic, issuing traffic summonses; investigating accidents; apprehending and arresting suspects; processing prisoners; and protecting scenes of major crimes. May participate with detectives or investigators in conducting surveillance operations.