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Job Specification

 POLICE CHIEF 

 DEFINITION

 Under direction, has charge of the police department; does other
 related duties 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:
 
 Analyzes police problems of the municipality, determines internal
 organization of the police department, and formulates police
 rules/regulations.

 Plans police work so as to make the best use of available funds,
 personnel, equipment, and supplies.

 Gives assignments/instructions to other members of the police
 department, provides them with advice and 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 and other groups, police authorities in
 other jurisdictions, and others interested in maintenance of law
 and order.

 Provides police protection/assistance to large 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 provisions for police protection/assistance at the times
 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 records and files.

 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.

 REQUIREMENTS:
 
 EDUCATION: 
 
 Graduation from high school, vocational high school, or possession of an
 approved high school equivalency certificate.

 AGE:
 
 Not less than 18 nor more than 35 years of age at the announced 
 closing date for filing applications for the position. In determining
 maximum age eligibility of veterans, the time spent in active
 military service during periods specified in Department of
 Personnel law and rules will be deducted from the attained age.

 NOTE:  When applicants have reached their 35th birthday they
 are considered to be over 35 years old. Age limits are based on
 the announced closing date for filing Department of Personnel
 applications.

 EXPERIENCE:

 Five (5) years of supervisory police experience providing assistance 
 and protection to persons, safeguarding of property, observance of
 the law, and apprehension of lawbreakers.

 LICENSE:
 
 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 essential duties
 of the position.

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

 CITIZENSHIP
 
 Appointee must be a citizen of the United States.

 MEDICAL EXAMINATION 
 
 After conditional appointment, appointees may be required to pass 
 a thorough medical/psychiatric examination to be administered by
 the appointing authority. Any medical, psychological, 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 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/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 where traffic is heavy.

 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 
 situations/cases.

 Ability to organize local 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 individuals and
 groups, provide them with needed advice and 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 take the lead in establishing/maintaining helpful and
 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 subordinates with direction/assistance
 necessary to ensure orderly handling of traffic.

 Ability to supervise the investigation and disposition of
 complaints.

 Ability to direct police activities necessary in keeping good
 order at places where people assemble in large numbers.

 Ability to see that children are provided with assistance and
 protection they need.

 Ability to take and maintain a firm/correct stand when
 controversies and difference of opinion arise.

 Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of clear, 
 sound, accurate, and informative reports containing findings,
 conclusions, and recommendations.

 Ability to direct the establishment and maintenance of 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 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:
Job
Spec
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VariantState,
Local or
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Class of
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Work
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Note
02719LC N/A09-

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