By Nathan Pfeuffer
Help your community.
Many officers that are stuck behind a desk and are not street officers have a lot more paperwork to do than other officers.The desk paper work needs specific expertise, such as manpower reports, overtime justification adn scheduling, vehicle usage reports, inventory of physical plant reports that are done daily on such things as radios and weapons.
Those reports cannot be done by just any officer pulled off the street.
A street cop in the US or constable in the UK does preliminary investigations into incident and then writes up a report with a fairly short who, what, where, why and when.
If an arrest is made there is more paper work that is done.
Promotion to the higher ranks will usually require a BA or MA Degree