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Law Enforcement Officers - Knowledge

Police officers and sheriffs need knowledge in the following areas:

  • Public Safety and Security: How to protect people and property.
  • Law, Government, and Jurisprudence: Laws, rules of the court, and the politics.
  • English Language: The meaning and use of the English language.
  • Psychology: People, their actions, and mental processes and how to treat problems.
  • Customer and Personal Service: Providing special services to customers based on their needs.
  • Education and Training: The methods of teaching and learning.
  • Telecommunications: The tools used to send messages and data.
  • Administration and Management: How to run a business or group.
  • Clerical: General office work such as filling and storing information.
  • Computers and Electronics: Computer hardware and software.
  • Communications and Media: How to produce written, spoken or visual media.
  • Transportation: The methods and costs for moving people, goods, and materials.
  • Geography: How to describe the location, features, and relationships of land, sea, and air.
  • Sociology and Anthropology: Where people come from and how they behave.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.