Police officers are enterprising people who rate highly in social responsibility.

Police officers have distinct personality types that suggest why they are suited to their career. In this section, we'll walk through a couple of conclusions based on the data we collect about police officers:

Holland Codes

Police officers are enterprising and realistic

Police officers tend to be predominantly enterprising individuals, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others. They also tend to be realistic, which means that they often enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a police officer. However, if you are artistic, this is probably not a good career for you. Unsure of where you fit in? Take the career test now.

Here’s how the Holland codes of the average police officer break down:

Big Five

The top personality traits of police officers are social responsibility and conscientiousness

Police officers score highly on social responsibility, indicating that they desire fair outcomes and have a general concern for others. They also tend to be high on the measure of conscientiousness, which means that they are methodical, reliable, and generally plan out things in advance.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average police officer: