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Job Specification

  POLICE LIEUTENANT
 
  DEFINITION

  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
  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, vocational high school, or
  possession of an approved high school equivalent certificate.

  EXPERIENCE:

  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
  lawbreakers.

  AGE:

  Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
  
  CITIZENSHIP

  Must be a citizen of the United States.
 
  MEDICAL EXAMINATION

  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.

  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 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
  police department.

  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
  police services.

  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
  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 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:
Job
Spec
Code
VariantState,
Local or
Common
Class of
Service
Work
Week
State
Class
Code
Local
Class
Code
Salary
Range
Note
02727LC N/A05-

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.

10/25/1994