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Police officers protect the public, detect and prevent crime and perform other activities directed at maintaining law and order. They are employed by municipal and federal governments, some provincial and regional governments and the armed forces. This unit group includes military police and railway police.
RCMP officer, community relations officer, constable, crime prevention constable, detective, harbour police officer, highway patrol officer, military police officer, police cadet, police diver, police officer, police sergeant, railway police officer.
- Patrol assigned areas to maintain public safety and order and to enforce laws and regulations
- Investigate crimes and accidents, secure evidence, interview witnesses, compile notes and reports and provide testimony in courts of law
- Arrest criminal suspects
- Provide emergency assistance to victims of accidents, crimes and natural disasters
- Participate in crime prevention, public information and safety programs
- May supervise and co-ordinate the work of other police officers.
Outlook & Prospects for Police Officers (Except Commissioned) in Gaspésie -- Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Gaspésie -- Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region||2013-01-17|
For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
While the number of police officers had been on the rise since the early 2000s, their number recently began to fall. Employment growth depends primarily on the need for police intervention and the state of public finances. The safety concerns of an aging population have led to an increase in police interventions. The unsettled state of public finances has thwarted new job creation. As these trends are expected to continue, the number of police officers will decline slightly over the next few years.
To begin with, the opportunities stem from the need to replace police officers who will be retiring. Although the proportion of police officers aged 55 and over is low, they tend to retire at a younger age than other workers, on average. A few openings will also arise from promotions. Unemployment was nonexistent in this occupation and most vacant positions will be available to graduates with a Diploma of College Studies (DEC) in Police Technology.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- Creation of 30 new jobs in the next few months following the expansion of the customer service support centre of Revenu Québec in Chandler (available in French only)
Week of Jun 18 – Jun 22, 2012
- 30 new jobs created at the customer service care center of Revenu Québec in Chandler (available in French only)
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