Becoming A Police Sergeant
Author: Tobay Dytham Swifft
The work done by the police in the UK is incredibly challenging and on the whole very effective. The work is not undertaken by cowboys
and police officers are all highly trained and highly professional individuals. With the safety and trust of the public at stake, they need to
be. The whole organisation has a tonne of responsibility placed upon it and there is a very difficult task for those in charge of the whole
operation. So what is it like being a police sergeant and how can you become one?
A police sergeant is required to lead a team of officers. Sergeants are generally very experienced and are very good at their jobs. Even
though they are of a higher rank than regular police officers, if you can call them that, it is generally the case that police sergeants spend
most of their time on patrol. Their job description is roughly the same as that of a police officer even though they still have to lead a team
To become a police sergeant requires promotion. You have to be a police officer before you can become a police sergeant and you
must be fully trained first. You can be promoted from an officer to a sergeant although you have to prove yourself; or you can be fast
tracked right the way to the top. In this way you can skip out much of the time in between applications, in becoming a police sergeant,
although you may be the envy of your colleagues.
There are many advantages as far as the job itself is concerned. The salary starts at just about Â£36,000 and will increase every year for
four years until it surpasses Â£40,000. This is not only very good financial predictability but it is also a very handsome pay package
indeed. The pension and retirement plans are not bad either and the age of retirement in 55.
The level of trust and duty that is placed upon senior members of the police force does however warrant a high remuneration scheme. A
high remuneration is fair given the huge level of responsibilities that a police sergeant takes on and the p