Transit & Railroad Police

realistic interests protect property prepare reports monitor transit areas remove trespassers problem security public safety patrol railroads

Patrolman, Railroad Police, Railroad Police Officer, Transit Police Officer

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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
  • management


  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

  • 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

Visual Understanding

  • 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:

  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Data base user interface and query software

  • Law enforcement information databases
  • National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

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