Police corporal

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Police corporals often wear the two cheverons originated by their military counterparts.

The rank of police corporal is commensurate with the rank of corporal in the armed forces, typically ranking immediately above officer and immediately below sergeant.[1] The position is also referred to by some agencies as Agent.[2]


A police corporal is generally employed as an officer with additional leadership responsibilities. These duties may include one or more of the following roles:[3]

Police corporals will often act as a lead officer in field situations when a sergeant is not present.[4]


The rank is not present in all police agencies and is generally dependent upon the size, funding, command structure, as well as the traditions and history of an individual agency.[5]


  1. ^ "City of San Ramon Police Corporal". A police corporal job description. Retrieved January 19, 2010.
  2. ^ "City of Campbell Police Agent". A police agent job description. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
  3. ^ "City of Azuza Police Corporal" (PDF). A police corporal job description. Retrieved January 19, 2010.
  4. ^ "City of Santa Maria Police Corporal" (PDF). A police corporal job description. July 2008. Retrieved January 19, 2010.
  5. ^ "Interoffice Correspondence" (PDF). An agencies staff reduction plan that eliminates the corporal rank. January 7, 2010. Retrieved January 19, 2010.

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