DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF
Assists the police chief in management and discipline of a
county or municipal police department; does other related duties.
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
May assist in the analyses of county or municipal police problems
and helps formulate police rules/regulations.
May assist in planning county or municipal police work so as to make
the best use of available funds, personnel, equipment, and supplies.
Gives assignments/instructions to subordinate members of the police
department, provides them with needed advice/assistance when
difficult/unusual problems arise, and checks 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.
Sees that communication facilities are properly used.
Takes the lead in establishing/maintaining helpful, cooperative
relations with civic, recreation, and business organizations,
school/court officers, recreation and other groups, police authorities
in other jurisdictions, and others interested in maintenance of law
Provides police protection/assistance to gatherings, children and
other pedestrians in crossing streets those engaged in extinguishing
fires, those handling large sums of money and other valuables in
transit, and to vacant/unused dwellings and business properties.
Makes provision for police assistance at the time and places
where traffic is heavy.
Directs detection/apprehension of lawbreakers, preparation of
charges against them, and collection and presentation of
evidence of their misdeeds.
Supervises investigation and disposal of complaints.
Gives testimony in court.
Prepares and supervises the preparation of reports.
Directs the establishment and maintenance of police records
Acts as the police chief in his/her absence.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used by
the agency, office, or related units.
Graduation from High School, Vocational High School, or
possession of an approved high school equivalency certificate.
Four (4) years of supervisory police experience providing assistance
and protection of persons, safeguarding of property, observance of
the law, and 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.
Appointee must be a citizen of the United States.
After conditional appointment, appointees will be required to pass
a thorough medical/psychiatric examination to be administered by
the appointing authority. Any psychological, medical, or physical
condition or defect which would prevent efficient performance of
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 laws/ordinances which are significant from the
police point of view.
Knowledge of problems/procedures involved in working out
the internal organization and formulating rules/regulations
for the police department.
Knowledge of methods used in providing citizens and others
with proper police information, service, and protection.
Knowledge of devices used in getting people individually and
in groups to conform to legal and social requirements.
Knowledge of types of police communication that are
useful/feasible in the police department.
Knowledge of methods of detecting, apprehending, placing
charges against, safeguarding, and prosecuting lawbreakers.
Knowledge of methods used in providing police protection at
places and times when needed.
Knowledge of measures used 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/interpret laws, ordinances, rules, regulations,
standards, and procedures and to apply them to specific
Ability to organize police work in such a manner as to provide
services and protection.
Ability to formulate police rules and regulations.
Ability to obtain and make effective use of funds, personnel,
equipment, and quarters.
Ability to give assignments/instructions to members of the police
department, provide them with needed advice/assistance when
difficult/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 assist the chief in establishing/maintaining helpful,
cooperative relationships with individuals and groups interested
in maintenance of law and order.
Ability to see that members of the force treat citizens and others
with uniform courtesy/consideration and provide them with proper
information and police services.
Ability to provide police officers direction/assistance necessary
to ensure 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 assistance/protection
Ability to take and maintain a firm/correct stand when controversies
and differences of opinion arise.
Ability to prepare and supervise preparation of clear, sound,
accurate, and informative reports.
Ability to direct establishment and maintenance of police records
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency,
office or related units.
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:
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.