Under supervision of a Police Captain during an assigned tour of
duty, 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 sergeants
and police officers, provides them with needed advice and assistance
when difficult problems of maneuvers arise, checks their work 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 noncriminal investigations and sees that
appropriate police action is taken.
Takes fingerprints for classified records and files.
When on desk duty, keeps a desk blotter, arrest book, and a
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.
Graduation from high school, vocational high school, or
possession of an approved high school equivalent certificate.
Two (2) years of supervisory police experience involving the
providing of assistance and protection of persons, the safeguarding of
property, the observance of the law, and the apprehension of
Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
Must be a citizen of the United States.
As a prerequisite for appointment, appointees may be required
to pass a thorough medical 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 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. 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.
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
Knowledge of the methods likely to be useful in providing citizens
and others with proper police information, service, and protection.
Knowledge of the methods useful in getting people individually OR
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 methods of detecting, apprehending, placing
charges against, safeguarding, and prosecuting 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 analyze and interpret laws, ordinances, rules,
regulations, standards, and procedures, and apply them to specific
situations and cases.
Ability to organize the local police work in such a manner as to
provide needed services and protection.
Ability to formulate 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 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 individuals and groups interested in
the maintenance of law and order.
Ability to see that members of the force treat citizens and others
with uniform courtesy and consideration and provide them with proper
information and police services.
Ability to provide the police officer with proper information and
Ability to provide police officer with direction and assistance
necessary to assure the orderly handling of traffic.
Ability to supervise the investigation and disposition of
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 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, 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 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 the essential functions of the job after reasonable
accommodation is made to their known limitations. 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.