EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Plans, schedules, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of sworn and non-sworn staff on an assigned shift or unit; conducts shift briefings.
- Provides input into selection, disciplinary and other personnel matters; may counsel employees as required.
- Plans, develops, presents and maintains records of training programs; trains staff in work procedures; reviews and approves reports prepared by and non-sworn worn staff.
- Oversees, reviews and evaluates a variety of departmental programs and County-wide joint ventures; may represent the department and the City in contacts with other law enforcement agencies.
- Conducts ongoing and sensitive internal affairs investigations.
- Schedules the work of employees to provide for coverage and makes day-to-day assignments as required by the needs of the department.
- Assists in the preparation and administration of the departmental budget; prepares grant proposals for various state and federal programs.
- Coordinates training activities and maintains training records for departmental staff.
- May perform the full range of duties of a Police Officer, including, but not limited to:
... Observing situations and deter crime by providing high visibility.
... Patrolling the City in an assigned area in a radio dispatched automobile to secure life and property.
... Responding to emergency calls for service, disturbances, thefts, burglaries, vehicle
accidents, domestic disputes, suspicious activities and other incidents to protect public
safety and property, resolve problems, diffuse situations and enforce laws and ordinances.
... Providing information, directions and assistance to the public in a variety of situations.
... Observing, monitoring and controlling routine and unusual traffic situations; stopping and
warning drivers or issuing citations, as appropriate; providing direction and traffic control
in accident or incident situations, special events or other congested situations.
... Making arrests and serving warrants and subpoenas; taking individuals into custody and
providing for booking, as required.
... Securing crime scenes and evidence; interviewing suspects, victims and witnesses;
collecting and preserving evidence; performing follow-up investigations and/or
cooperating with other law enforcement agencies providing investigative and case
... Assisting City Attorney and District Attorney staff in preparing, documenting and
developing cases and gathering information; testifying in court as required.
- Prepares policies, procedures and general orders and in performing other administrative duties for the department.
- Provides mutual aide to other law enforcement agencies as dispatched and in accordance with departmental policy.
- May serve as a Police Commander on a relief or as-needed basis.
- Law enforcement principles, practices and techniques related to patrol, traffic enforcement, crime scene control and investigation, protection of life and property, pursuit, apprehension and transport of suspects.
- Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation and the training of staff in work procedures.
- Investigation and identification techniques and equipment.
- Rules of evidence regarding search and seizure and the preservation of evidence.
- Courtroom procedures and techniques for testifying.
- Applicable laws, codes, ordinances and court decisions.
- Safety practices and equipment related to the work, including the safe use and proper care of firearms.
- Operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner under patrol and emergency conditions.
- Computer applications related to the work.
- Techniques of first aid and CPR.
- Basic budgetary, grant writing and program evaluation practices.
- Techniques for dealing with and solving the problems presented by a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often when relations may be confrontational or stressed.
- Planning, scheduling, assigning, supervising, reviewing and evaluating the work of sworn and non-sworn staff on an assigned shift.
- Training staff in work procedures.
- Overseeing and evaluating programs and projects.
- Observing accurately, recalling faces, names, descriptive characteristics, facts of incidents and places.
- Interpreting, applying and explaining complex laws, codes, regulations and ordinances.
- Preparing clear, accurate and grammatically correct reports, records and other written materials.
- Making sound, independent decisions in emergency situations.
- Identifying and being responsive to community issues, concerns and needs.
- Operating the equipment and vehicles of the department in a safe and responsible manner.
- Coordinating and carrying out special assignments.
- Entering information into a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform the work.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.