DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
33-3052 Transit and Railroad Police
Occupational Description:Protect and police railroad and transit property, employees, or passengers.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change 2010 - 2020|
|Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers||8,140||$29.37/hr||3.2%|
|Correctional Officers and Jailers||4,790||$21.65/hr||-1.3%|
|Detectives and Criminal Investigators||1,160||$32.87/hr||1.9%|
|Fire Inspectors and Investigators||150||$31.01/hr||2.8%|
|Private Detectives and Investigators||150||$20.61/hr||12.5%|
Tasks for Transit and Railroad Police
- 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.