Under general direction from the Chief of Police, the Police Captain assists the Chief in planning, organizing and managing activities and operations in assigned functional areas within the Police Department. The Captain oversees supervision and direction of assigned staff at both the Davis and Sacramento Campuses. Departmental compliance with state and federal laws, university policies and procedures; manages and oversees assigned budgets and staff; participates in assigned committees, meetings and functions; evaluates and analyzes operational efficiencies and effectiveness of assigned functions and makes recommendations for change as appropriate. Establishes objectives and work plans, and delegate's assignments to assigned subordinate managers. Responsible for managing, preparing, administering, and directing assigned resources. Reviews and approves recommendations for assigned functional programs. Involved in developing, modifying and executing policies that affect operations and may also have campus wide effect. Provides complex administrative support to the Police Chief; represents the Department and serves as the Police Chief during the Chief's absences or as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in the field of administration of justice, or Bachelor's degree and relevant experience and training.
Extensive experience as a captain, lieutenant or other sworn police manager.
Management experience to independently manage a large and complex organization with multiple priorities and limited resources.
Meets all other requirements for peace officers and higher rank as established by law and the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
Possess a valid Class C California Driver's License
Current California POST Basic Certificate
Possess a Supervisory Certificate issued by California POST
Possess or obtain a Management Certificate within 12 months of appointment issued by California POST.
Ability to successfully complete other training or prerequisites as required by regulation, law or policy.
Prior or current non-probationary Police Lieutenant or higher classification.
Thorough knowledge of modern policing issues, philosophies, practices and trends as applied within the University environment.
Thorough knowledge of current law enforcement management theory and administrative standards.
Experience utilizing basic office computer programs and other relevant or specialized technology.
Thorough experience performing all aspects of police officer, sergeant and lieutenant functions.
Experience in analyzing complex police problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals.
Experience in supervising, training and evaluating staff and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Thorough knowledge of budgeting and financial practices applicable to law enforcement in the University environment.
Knowledge of University ordinances and regulations.
Prior University law enforcement experience.
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