The role of a police officer is to ultimately protect the public. They support those affected by crime and work in partnership with communities to enforce law and order. A police officer’s work improves the quality of life for those in their community and reduces their fear of crime.
A police officer’s salary starts out at approximately £19,000 and increased to over £40,000 with experience. Police officers typically work 37 to 40 hours per week, including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.