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Senior police officers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of a specific geographical or functional area of generalised or specialised police work. Senior officers of the British Transport Police direct the specialised police service for the railway network across Britain.


  • Liaises with senior officers to determine staff, financial and other short- and long-term needs
  • Plans, directs and co-ordinates general policing for an area or functional unit
  • Directs and monitors the work of subordinate officers
  • Establishes contacts and sources of information concerning crimes planned or committed
  • Directs and co-ordinates the operation of record keeping systems and the preparation of reports.

Entry Requirements

Promotion to the rank of inspector can be by qualifying examination. There are no qualifying examinations to ranks above inspector; promotion is by selection only. There are accelerated promotion schemes available. All police forces have age restrictions and medical requirements.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £56,000 per annum and can progress up to £66,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 1,685 employed Senior Police Officers in the region.

Destinations of Sports and Public Services Completers July 2018

51% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

21% of students went on to Higher Education

5% of students went on to employment

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