COUNTY POLICE CAPTAIN
Under the supervision of the County Chief or Deputy Police Chief,
during an assigned tour of duty, has charge of subordinates engaged
in activities intended to provide assistance and protection for persons,
safeguards property, assure observance of the laws, and apprehend
lawbreakers; does related work as required.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes
only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties
listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the
job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Assigns subordinates to their posts and supervises them in the
prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, and the
enforcement of laws.
Disciplines subordinates for neglect of duty.
Assigns subordinates to duty at public gatherings.
Has charge of a county police station.
Sees that any problems that arise are properly attended to.
Prepares reports and keeps records.
Supervises the cleaning and maintenance of headquarters.
When not needed at the headquarters office, patrols the area to
observe subordinates on duty and to assist in the police activities.
Reviews arrest books, police blotter, rounds books and property
Reviews evidence in cases and the marking of same and
supervises the preparation of reports.
Has responsibility for safeguarding of prisoners.
Inspects police equipment, materials, and supplies.
Supervises the establishment and maintenance of needed
records and files.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and computerized information systems used by
the agency, office, or related units.
Graduation from high school or vocational high school, or possession
of an approved High School Equivalent Certificate.
Three (3) years of supervisory police experience involving the providing
of assistance and protection for persons, the safeguarding of property,
the observance of the law, and the apprehension of lawbreakers.
Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid
in New Jersey.
NOTE: Appointees to this position must successfully qualify
semi-annually in the use of firearms.
Must be a citizen of the United States.
As a prerequisite for appointment, appointees may be required to pass
a through medical and psychiatric examination to be administered by
the appointing authority. Any psychological, medical or physical condition
or defect which would prevent efficient performance of the duties of the
position, cause the appointee to be a hazard to himself/herself or others,
or become aggravated as a result of performance of these duties, will be
cause for rejection.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the laws which are significant from the police point
Knowledge of the problems and procedures involved in working
out the internal organization and formulating rules and regulations
for the police department.
Knowledge of the methods likely to be useful in providing citizens
and others with proper police information, service, and protection.
Knowledge of methods useful in getting people, individually and in
groups, to conform to legal and social requirements.
Knowledge of the types of police communication that are useful and
feasible in the police department.
Knowledge of the proper methods of detecting, apprehending, placing
charges against, safeguarding, and prosecuting of lawbreakers.
Knowledge of providing police protection at places and times when
needed, and of the measures likely to be useful in dealing with juveniles
in such a manner as to enlist their support and minimize the types of
behavior that lead to juvenile delinquency.
Ability to formulate police rules and regulations.
Ability to analyze and interpret laws, ordinances, rules, regulations,
standards and procedures and apply them to specific situations and
Ability to obtain and make effective use of needed funds, personnel,
equipment and quarters.
Ability to give suitable assignments and instructions to members of the
county police department, provide them with needed advice and assistance
when difficult and unusual problems arise, and check their work to see that
proper procedures are followed, that reasonable standards of workmanship,
conduct, and output are maintained, and that desired police objectives are
Ability to take the lead in establishing and maintaining helpful and
cooperative relationships with individuals and groups interested in the
maintenance of law and order.
Ability to provide police officers direction and assistance necessary to
assure the orderly handling of traffic.
Ability to supervise activities necessary in keeping good order at places
where people assemble in large numbers.
Ability to see that children are provided with the assistance and
protection they need.
Ability to remain cool and decisive in emergency situations.
Ability to investigate and supervise the disposition of complaints.
Ability to take and maintain a firm and correct stand when controversies
and differences of opinion arise.
Ability to supervise the preparation of clear, sound, accurate, and
informative reports and to direct the establishment and maintenance
of needed police records and files.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office or
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as
they can perform essential functions of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be made
because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons
may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.