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Work-Life Balance Job Security Income Potential Work Culture Importance of Education Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Sumit Chahal
ProfessionIndian Police
Designation – Constable
OrganisationHaryana Police
Age – 35
CityAmbala
Work Experience (Years) – 10

Under-Graduation – B.A., Kurukshetra University

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I started my career as a Constable in the Haryana Police. It is very difficult to get selected in the Haryana Police because the competition is very tough. When I got selected, I was very excited as a result I worked very hard to do well in my job. My first duty was in Karnal district where I worked for 2 years, then I got transferred to Shahabad. Here, I worked for 4 years both of these are away from my home but after that, I got transferred to Yamunanagar which is at less distance from the previous places and here I am working since then.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

The most basics responsibility as a law enforcement officer is to focus on protecting people and property, patrol the areas they are assigned, which sometimes include entire jurisdictions, respond to calls, enforce laws, make arrests, issue citations, and occasionally testify in court cases. These are basics responsibilities of a police constable. They all come from time to time. There are night shifts as well so we have to do night shifts regularly and transfers are also common in this profession. So, one has to be ready for all of this if they decide to pursue this line of work.


Average Income for a Police Officer in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
More than 9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Very Often
Does your work require you to travel?
Often
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Often
How would you consider the job security for a Police Officer?
Secure
Would you consider this being a Police Officer Risky?
Maybe

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance for a Police Officer?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a Police Officer?
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What are the different ways of entering as a Police Officer?

You just need to do your high school education then pass the relevant government exam.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Stressful
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
OK
How would you describe your co-workers?
OK
Generally speaking, your work is
Field Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
No
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
No
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
OK

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on a few tasks at a time
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

The person who is energetic, love to take up challenges can be more successful in this profession.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

Once you get an entry in any of the armed forces, your entire lifestyle and routine will change and you will go through a new challenge every day and will have to utilize your mental capabilities at every step. I think that if you are honest and dedicated to your profession, you will definitely rise and get many opportunities to grow. The thrill of the job never goes because you never know what the day has in store for you. In such a profession, you create bonds that will last you your entire life. You will get honorary duties like protecting the President if you are deemed capable of it. It is an extremely respectful job, everybody looks up to you.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

First of all, this is a dangerous job. Secondly, you will work long hours. Even some off-duty days, people who know you are in the police, they would ask for your help. It is a thankless job, it is your duty to protect people, so you often put your own safety at the back of your mind. However, nobody will thank you, because everybody thinks that is your duty. Finally, the rising crime rate is another disadvantage of being a police officer today.


Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Neutral
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I may go for teaching as a profession, given another opportunity.