Transit and Railroad Police

Protect and police railroad and transit property, employees, or passengers.

Median Annual Wage: $51,690

Education: Associate's degree (80%); Post-secondary certificate (8%); High school diploma or equivalent (4%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Special Agent; Patrolman; Supervisory Special Agent; Transit Police Officer; Railroad Police Officer; Police Specialist; Canine Officer (K-9 Officer)

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  • Examine credentials of unauthorized persons attempting to enter secured areas.
  • Apprehend or remove trespassers or thieves from railroad property or coordinate with law enforcement agencies in apprehensions and removals.
  • Prepare reports documenting investigation activities and results.
  • Investigate or direct investigations of freight theft, suspicious damage or loss of passengers' valuables, or other crimes on railroad property.
  • Direct security activities at derailments, fires, floods, or strikes involving railroad property.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Transit and Railroad Police.

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Transit and Railroad Police.

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