Attributes of a Police Officer

Critical Attributes

Several positive characteristics are sought in a Newark police officer applicant. In order to effectively perform the duties of a police officer, an applicant must have: 

§Good Initiative 

§Good Judgment



§Common Sense

Police Officer Requirements

§Expected to take orders

§Assume a great deal of responsibility

§Act independently, endure stress

§Function in physical danger

§Communicate well

§Combine physical and mental resources

§Maintain a professional, self-assured presence at all times