A response officer deals with incidents as they come in from the control room to their radio. Every incident can be unique and comes with potential risk. Every new police officer serves a 2-year probationary period in which they take on the response officer role.

This role includes:

  • Often being first to an incident, meaning take taking control of often difficult situations, assessing threat and risk

  • Dealing with vulnerable people

  • Dealing with potentially dangerous situations, i.e. disorder, domestic incidents etc

  • Liaising with partners (ambulance, fire service etc)

  • Keeping people and property safe, preserving order and prevent offending

  • Effective investigation including securing evidence

  • Recording information, including recording crimes and incidents inline with the law

  • Driving to incidents using advanced driving skills

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