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Job Specification

COUNTY POLICE LIEUTENANT

DEFINITION

Under the supervision of a County Police Captain, has charge 
of a police platoon or performs specialized supervisory police 
duties; 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

Gives suitable police assignments and instructions to County Police 
Sergeants and/or County Police Officers.

Provides subordinates with needed advice and assistance when 
difficult problems or maneuvers arise.

Checks the work of subordinates to see that proper procedures are 
followed, reasonable standards of workmanship, conduct, and output 
are maintained, and that desired police objectives are achieved.

Directs criminal and non-criminal investigations and sees that 
appropriate police action is taken.

Takes classified records and files fingerprints.

When on desk duty; keeps a desk blotter, arrest book, and a 
property book.

When necessary; apprehends, warns, or takes into custody
violators of the law.

Sees that needed police protection is provided when large sums
of money are in transit, when there are fires, outbreaks, and other 
conditions which might result in disorder and when large numbers 
of people congregate for any reason.

Makes thorough investigations.

Prepares suitable reports and keeps 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.
 
REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

Graduation from High School, or Vocational High School, or 
possession of an approved High School Equivalent Certificate.

EXPERIENCE:

Two (2) years of supervisory police experience as a sworn law 
enforcement officer with a recognized law enforcement agency, 
involving the providing of assistance and protection for persons, 
the safeguarding of property, the observance of the law, and the 
apprehension of law breakers.

AGE:

Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.

LICENSE:

Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid 
in New Jersey.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

NOTE:  Appointees to this position must successfully 
qualify semi-annually in the use of firearms.

CITIZENSHIP:

Must be a citizen of the United States.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION:

Appointees may be required to pass a thorough physical and 
psychological 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 appointees to be a hazard to themselves
or others, to become aggravated as a result of the performance 
of theses duties, may be cause for rejection.  Failure to demonstrate 
sufficient capacity to perform the duties of this position may be 
cause for rejection.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the laws and ordinances which are significant from 
the police point of view.

Knowledge of the rules, regulations, policies, standards, internal 
organization and operating procedures of the county police 
department.

Knowledge of the problems and procedures in providing proper 
police protection for persons and property.

Knowledge of local geography, traffic conditions, places of 
amusement and local inhabitants prone to disregard police 
and social requirements.

Knowledge of the problems and procedures involved in providing
 proper police protection at places where people assemble.

Knowledge of methods of detecting, apprehending, and preparing 
proper charges against lawbreakers.

Knowledge of providing police protection at places and times 
when needed.  This includes providing police protection where 
people assemble in numbers, at places where traffic is heavy, 
at places where large sums of money are in transit, and other 
types of valuable property may be endangered.

Knowledge of the types of police communication that are useful 
and feasible in the county police department.

Knowledge of human behavior and the methods most likely to 
be effective in dealing with varied types of people.  This includes 
the knowledge 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 analyze and interpret laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, 
standards and procedures, and apply them to specific situations 
and cases.

Ability to organize the county police work in such a manner as to 
provide needed services and protection.

Ability to supervise, evaluate, train and provide guidance to 
county police personnel.

Ability to formulate the police rules and regulations.

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 achieved.

Ability to take the lead in establishing and maintaining helpful 
and cooperative relationships with civic and business organizations, 
individuals and other groups interested in the maintenance of law
 and order.

Ability to see that members of the force treat civilians and others 
with uniform courtesy and consideration and provide them with 
proper information and police services.

Ability to supervise the investigation and disposition of complaints.

Ability to detect, apprehend and place proper charges against 
lawbreakers.

Ability to direct county police 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 take and maintain a firm and correct stand when 
controversies and differences of opinion arise.

Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of clear, sound, 
accurate, and informative reports.

Ability to direct the establishment and maintenance of needed 
police records and files.

Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording 
and information systems used by the agency, office or related units.

Ability to physically subdue and restrain violent individuals.  This may
include the need to pursue individuals on foot and climb obstacles.

Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in 
English sufficiently to perform duties of this position.  American 
Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable 
forms of communication.

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:
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01419LC N/A22-

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.

3/24/2012