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The rank of police corporal is correlational to the rank of corporal in the armed forces, typically ranking immediately above officer and immediately below sergeant. The position is also referred to by some agencies as Agent.
A police corporal is generally employed as an officer with additional leadership responsibilities. These duties may include one or more of the following roles:
Police corporals will often act as a lead officer in field situations when a sergeant is not present.
The rank is not present in all police agencies and is generally dependent upon the size, funding, command structure, as well as the traditions and history of an individual agency.
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