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Response
Officers / Staff whose primary responsibility is dedicated or directed towards the first police response to an incident or crime. Undertaking the initial assessment and required police follow actions in order to resolve incidents, investigate crime or pursue and prosecute offenders.
Key Activities may include the initial interview of witnesses and arrest of suspects, the search of people and premises, the preparation of plans and the instigation of actions in response to emerging critical incidents.
 
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Chief Superintendent
The most senior operational police manager responsible for commanding larger departments, multiple functions or larger geographical areas on a day to day basis. Responsibilities include setting strategy and operational policy and authorising operational activity in line with legislative powers accorded to the rank.
Superintendent
Superintendent
A senior manager responsible for the setting of strategy and day to day operational policy across a single department or a range of policing responsibilities and authorising operational activity in line with legislative powers accorded to the rank.
Chief Inspector
Chief Inspector
A senior middle manager responsible for co-ordinating the work of teams of sworn constables, sergeants inspectors and civilian police personnel or managing a department with specific geographical or functional responsibility for a variety of law enforcement and related tasks.
Inspector
Inspector
A middle manager responsible for supervising the ranks of constable and sergeant. Responsible for controlling, planning, organising and authorising the work of a range of sworn and civilian police personnel in a variety of law enforcement and related tasks and for managing an assigned specialist function.
Sergeant
Sergeant
The first level of supervision in police law enforcement. Responsible for exercising day to day, general and technical supervision to sworn and civilian personnel involved in a variety of law enforcement and related tasks and to perform or supervise specialised work assignments.
Constable
Constable
The frontline of the criminal justice system. Under general supervision, but often operating independently. Serves as a peace officer performing a wide range of duties to enforce the law through a range of sworn powers including arrest, search, detention and interview.
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Constable within Response

General Response Constable
General Response Constable
Constable typically undertaking operational policing duties at a local level as the first response to calls for assistance by members of the public and victims of crime. General duties could involve patrol constable - vehicle / response driver / constable controller.
Specialist Response Constable
Specialist Response Constable
Typically a constable will be in a role undertaking operational duties at a local or forcewide level. The response role may be a first responder to operational incidents or the specialist follow on/support role to support resolution of the incident requiring specialist skills