PARK POLICE SERGEANT
Under supervision of a Police Lieutenant during an assigned tour
of duty, has charge of police activities intended to provide
assistance and protection for persons, safeguard property, and
assure observance of the laws, and apprehends lawbreakers; does
other related work.
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:
Visits and inspects beats, and notes and reports irregularities,
fires, and accidents.
Receives complaints and makes needed investigations.
Gives needed information to citizens and others.
Notes conditions which are significant from a police standpoint,
and takes appropriate action to assure that persons and property
are safeguarded and good order is maintained and that police
officers are doing their work properly.
Provides police protection when large sums of money are in
transit, when there are fires, outbreaks, and other conditions
that may result in disorder, and when large numbers of people
congregate for any reason.
When necessary, apprehends, warns, or takes into custody
violators of the law.
Gives testimony in court.
Prepares and directs the preparation of reports.
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.
Graduation from High School or Vocational High School, or
possession of an approved High School Equivalent Certificate.
Three (3) years of experience in police activities intended to
provide assistance and protection for persons and property.
Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
Must be a citizen of the United States.
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
other, or become aggravated as a result of performance of these
duties, may be cause for rejection. Failure to demonstrate
sufficient capacity to perform the duties of this position may be
cause for rejection.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license
valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather
than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential
duties of the position.
NOTE: Appointees to this position must successfully qualify
semi-annually in the use of firearms.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the laws and ordinances which are significant from
the police point of view.
Knowledge of the problems and procedures involved in working
out the internal organization and formulating rules and regulations
for the police department.
Knowledge of local geography, traffic conditions, places of
amusement, and local inhabitants prone to disregard police and
Knowledge of the problems and procedures involved in providing
proper police protection for persons and property.
Knowledge of the types of police communication.
Knowledge of detecting, apprehending, and preparing proper
charges against lawbreakers.
Knowledge of the procedures followed in providing police
protection at places where large sums of money are in transit
and other types of valuable property may be endangered.
Ability to analyze and interpret laws, ordinances, rules,
regulations, standards, and procedures and apply them to
specific cases and situations.
Ability to organize police work during an assigned tour of duty,
analyze the problems that arise, and develop effective work
methods and procedures.
Ability to give suitable assignments and instructions to the
police officers on duty all or part of the assigned tour of duty,
provide them with advice and assistance when difficult and
unusual situations 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 treat citizens and others with uniform courtesy and
Ability to answer frequently repeated questions without loss of
temper or equanimity.
Ability to detect, apprehend, and place proper charges against
Ability to establish and maintain helpful and cooperative
relations with civic and business organizations, school officers,
recreation and other groups, court officers, and police
authorities in other jurisdictions, and others interested in the
maintenance of law and order.
Ability to make the best use of available personnel and
facilities in carrying on police work.
Ability to provide needed police protection at places where
people assemble in numbers, at places where traffic is heavy,
and at places where large sums of money in transit and other
types of valuable property may be endangered.
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 reports.
Ability to establish and maintain 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 related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
English sufficiently to perform the 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.