40040 – Commissioned police officers and related occupations in public protection services



40040 – Commissioned police officers and related occupations in public protection services
Commissioned police officers and related occupations in public protection services plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate police force administration and police activities such as maintaining law and order and detecting and preventing crime. They are employed by municipal, provincial and federal governments. This unit group includes officers from the rank of staff sergeant to police commissioner. Commissioned officers in the railway police, deputy chief coroners, and deputy chief medical examiners are also included in this unit group.


Index of titles
Anti-gambling section inspector - police
Assistant chief inspector - police
Assistant deputy police chief
Assistant police commissioner
Chief detective - police
Chief inspector - police
Chief of police
Chief superintendent
Commanding officer - police
Deputy chief coroner
Deputy chief medical examiner
Deputy chief of police
Deputy police chief
Detective inspector - police
District police chief
Drug squad inspector - police
Firearms section inspector - police
Harbour police chief
Headquarters chief inspector - police
Headquarters police inspector
Investigative inspector - police
Military police officer - commissioned
Police captain
Police chief
Police chief - regional operations
Police force inspector
Police inspector
Police lieutenant
Police staff inspector
Police superintendent
Precious metals theft inspector - police
Railway police chief
Railway police supervisor
Regional coroner
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) commissioner
Staff superintendent - police
Superintendent - police
Traffic inspector - police
Traffic superintendent - police


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a police force or division of a police force
Develop and implement police force policies and procedures
Oversee police investigations and ensure that procedures are conducted in accordance with laws and regulations
Assess performance of subordinates and authorize promotions, transfers and disciplinary actions
Co-ordinate and monitor budget and departmental resources.


Employment requirements
Completion of secondary school is required.
A university degree in the social sciences or in business administration is usually required.
Several years of experience as a police officer are required.


Additional information
Depending on provincial and territorial legislation, deputy chief coroners and deputy chief medical examiners may act as or be appointed to the position of chief coroner and chief medical examiner in their absence.


By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers (43202)
Police investigators and other investigative occupations (41310)
Police officers (except commissioned) (42100)
Sheriffs and bailiffs (43200)