Olean Police Department Duties

An Olean Police officer is responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances and the protection of lives and property in an assigned area during specified periods and does related work as required.

The duties consist primarily of routine patrol tasks, assisting in investigation of criminal offenses and the apprehension of criminals. A Police Officer, whether on patrol work or on special assignment, works under the general supervision of a higher ranking officer; however, there is considerable independent responsibility for exercise of sound judgment in emergencies.

Some examples of work included the following: