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Career Details :: Transit and Railroad Police
Protect and police railroad and transit property, employees, or passengers.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a drywall installer might benefit from experience installing drywall, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be an installer with little difficulty.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.
- Directs security activities at derailments, fires, floods, and strikes involving railroad property.
- Prepares reports documenting the results and activities concerned with investigations.
- Plans and implements special safety and preventive programs, such as fire and accident prevention.
- Seals empty boxcars by twisting nails in door hasps, using nail twister.
- Directs and coordinates the daily activities and training of security staff.
- Records and verifies seal numbers from boxcars containing high-pilferage items, such as cigarettes and liquor, to detect tampering.
- Interviews neighbors, associates, and former employers of job applicants to verify personal references and obtain work history data.
- Examines credentials of unauthorized persons attempting to enter secured areas.
- Guards, patrols, and polices railroad yards, cars, stations, and other facilities to protect company property and shipments and to maintain order.
- Investigates or directs investigations of freight theft, suspicious damage or loss of passenger's valuables, and other crimes on railroad property.
- Apprehends or coordinates with local enforcement personnel to apprehend or remove trespassers or thieves from rail property.
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- Correctional Officers and Jailers
- Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
- Fire Inspectors
- Fire Investigators
- Motor Vehicle Inspectors
- Police Detectives
- Private Detectives and Investigators
- Security Guards
- Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
General Work Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Communicating With Other Workers
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Aware of New Events
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Objective or Subjective Information