Senior Police Officers

Senior police officers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of a specific geographical or functional area of generalised or specialised police work. Senior officers of the British Transport Police direct the specialised police service for the railway network across Britain.


New workers

New workers start around £20,587. Normal pay is £51,602 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £130,107.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 13,162 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Directs and co-ordinates the operation of record keeping systems and the preparation of reports.

  • Establishes contacts and sources of information concerning crimes planned or committed.

  • Directs and monitors the work of subordinate officers.

  • Plans, directs and co-ordinates general policing for an area or functional unit.

  • Liaises with senior officers to determine staff, financial and other short- and long-term needs.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Finance

  • Auditing

  • Accounting

  • Risk Analysis

  • Invoicing

  • Project Management

  • Information Privacy

  • Fundraising

  • Reconciliation

  • Social Work

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Leadership

  • Investigation

  • Planning

  • Problem Solving

  • Decision Making

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Interpersonal Communications

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.