If you want to be part of a brand new department that's focused on community policing in a young, vibrant, family-oriented city, we invite you to apply. If you'd like to be part of building an extraordinary new agency from the ground up, we invite you to apply. If you're hardworking, accountable, love what you do, and are yearning for new opportunities in your law enforcement career, we invite you to apply.
ANTICIPATED START DATE: APRIL 2020
DEFINITION Under direction, coordinates and supervises the activities and operations of a team of police employees, program, or function of the Police Department, to include patrol, traffic control, investigations, community improvement, and administrative or support services; coordinates activities with other divisions, units, City departments, outside agencies, and organizations; performs the more difficult and responsible law enforcement and crime prevention supervision and planning; performs other related duties as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from a Police Lieutenant. Provides general supervision to detectives and sworn and professional staff.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is the first line supervisory class in the sworn police class series. Incumbents function as supervisors over an assigned shift and provide leadership for ongoing law enforcement, crime prevention and investigative and administrative activities. This classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of Police Lieutenant in that the latter is a mid-level manager responsible for the performance of multiple teams and complex department management duties.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university (or 60 semester/90 quarter college units leading to a Bachelor's degree) with major coursework in Police Science, Criminal Justice Administration, Public Administration, or a related field, and at least five (5) years of services as a full-time, sworn peace officer with a public agency.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Possession of a valid California POST Basic Certificate or valid California POST Basic Course Waiver at time of application.
Possession of a valid California POST Intermediate Certificate or out-of-state equivalency. A California POST Intermediate Certificate must be obtained within 18 months of appointment if using an out-of-state equivalency to meet minimum qualifications.
Possession of a California POST Advanced Certificate is desirable.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Class C Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record.
Must currently be employed as a sworn Peace Officer, in good standing.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must successfully complete a comprehensive POST background investigation, physical examination and psychological evaluation.
Must possess U.S. Citizenship at time of appointment.