Transit & Railroad Police
Also called: Patrolman, Railroad Police, Railroad Police Officer, Transit Police Officer
What they do:Protect and police railroad and transit property, employees, or passengers.
On the job, you would:
- Prepare reports documenting investigation activities and results.
- Monitor transit areas and conduct security checks to protect railroad properties, patrons, and employees.
- Apprehend or remove trespassers or thieves from railroad property or coordinate with law enforcement agencies in apprehensions and removals.
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
- law and government
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- customer service
- movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- talking to others
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- understanding people's reactions
- changing what is done based on other people's actions
- communicate by speaking
- listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
- notice when problems happen
- make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Hearing and Speech
- speak clearly
- recognize spoken words
- see hidden patterns
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Self Control
- Stress Tolerance
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
- Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System IAFIS
- Law enforcement information databases
Map creation software
- Crime mapping software
- MapInfo Professional