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Transit and Railroad Police - 33-3052.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Protect and police railroad and transit property, employees, or passengers.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Canine Officer (K-9 Officer)
  • Patrolman
  • Police Specialist
  • Railroad Police Officer
  • Special Agent
  • Supervisory Special Agent
  • Transit Police Officer

SOC Occupation Groups

33-0000 Protective Service Occupations
33-3000 Law Enforcement Workers
33-3050 Police Officers
33-3052.00 Transit and Railroad Police

Related Occupations


  • Apprehend or remove trespassers or thieves from railroad property or coordinate with law enforcement agencies in apprehensions and removals.
  • Direct or coordinate the daily activities or training of security staff.
  • Direct security activities at derailments, fires, floods, or strikes involving railroad property.
  • Examine credentials of unauthorized persons attempting to enter secured areas.
  • Interview neighbors, associates, or former employers of job applicants to verify personal references or to obtain work history data.
  • Investigate or direct investigations of freight theft, suspicious damage or loss of passengers' valuables, or other crimes on railroad property.
  • Patrol railroad yards, cars, stations, or other facilities to protect company property or shipments and to maintain order.
  • Plan or implement special safety or preventive programs, such as fire or accident prevention.
  • Prepare reports documenting investigation activities and results.
  • Record and verify seal numbers from boxcars containing frequently pilfered items, such as cigarettes or liquor, to detect tampering.
  • Seal empty boxcars by twisting nails in door hasps, using nail twisters.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Apprehend criminal suspects.
  • Block physical access to restricted areas.
  • Collaborate with law enforcement or security agencies to respond to incidents.
  • Develop fire safety or prevention programs or plans.
  • Direct employee training programs.
  • Direct fire fighting or prevention activities.
  • Direct law enforcement activities.
  • Direct security operations.
  • Examine personal documentation to ensure that it is valid.
  • Interview people to obtain information about actions or status of individuals.
  • Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.
  • Patrol properties to maintain safety.
  • Prepare investigation or incident reports.
  • Record information about suspicious objects.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Anti-tank Missileman (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Critical Skills Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Infantry Assaultman (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Infantry Unit Leader (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Crewman (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) Gunner (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Master-At-Arms (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Military Police (Army - Enlisted)
  • Military Police (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Riverine Assault Craft (RAC) Crewman (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Patroller
  • Special Agent
  • Special Agent-in-Charge