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
  • Motivation
  • Compassion
  • 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