We surveyed 53 transit police officers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Transit police officers are enterprising and realistic

Transit 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 transit 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 transit police officer break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of transit police officers are openness and conscientiousness

Transit police officers score highly on openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety. 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 transit police officer: