POLICE LIEUTENANT, HUMAN SERVICES
Under the direction of a higher level supervisor in the Department
of Human Services, performs supervisory tasks related to the
overall police function at one or more institutions, including patrolling
of buildings and grounds and safeguarding the peace and safety of
clients, 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:
Assigns, instructs and supervises the work of Police Officers
and Police Sergeants in an assigned area. Provides advice
and assistance when difficult problems arise and 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.
Supervises the work operations and/or functional programs
and has responsibility for evaluating employee performance
and effectively recommending the hiring, firing, promoting,
demoting, and/or disciplining of employees.
Directs criminal and non-criminal investigations and ensures
appropriate police action is taken. Oversees all assignments
to ensure compliance with directives, rules, regulations,
policies and procedures.
Patrols facilities to observe subordinates on duty and to
assist in police activities; conducts daily and weekly
inspections, as required.
May take and file fingerprints; may be required to maintain
a desk blotter, arrest book and a property book.
Develops and maintains liaison activities with authorities
and civil groups interested or involved in the application and
maintenance of police and security measures and activities.
Performs analysis of district operations and activities in order
to ensure the most effective use of funds, personnel, resources,
equipment and supplies.
Apprehends, warns, or takes into custody violators of the
law; makes thorough investigations and prepares appropriate
reports on the police action taken; prepares and presents
detailed testimony in court and at hearings.
Maintains liaison with local authorities and civic groups in
the vicinity of institutions within a given district in order to
communicate and facilitate the accomplishment of institutional
goals and objectives.
Supervises the provision of police protection when large sums
of money are in transit, in the event of fires, outbreaks, and other
conditions, which might result in disaster, and ensures smooth
traffic flow in congested areas.
Prepares and directs the preparation of police, security reports
Directs the establishment of essential records and files.
May 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, or Vocational High School, or
possession of an approved High School Equivalent Certificate.
Three (3) years of full-time supervisory police experience in
a law enforcement agency.
Appointee 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.
Applicants may be required to pass a medical examination given
by the Appointing Authority prior to appointment.
Appointees must have satisfactorily completed a police training
course approved by the Police Training Commission.
Appointees will be required to be free of any disqualifications
for appointment as a Police Officer, per N.J.S.A. 2C: et seq.
and N.J.S.A. 30:4-14.
NOTE: Appointees to this position must successfully qualify
semi-annually in the use of firearms.
KNOWLEDGES AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the proper police procedures to be used in dealing
with people and in safeguarding buildings and property.
Knowledge of the problems involved in following established
procedures embodied in police rules and regulations.
Knowledge of maintaining order in buildings and on facility
grounds and in areas where a large volume of people congregate
and in controlling and regulating vehicular traffic to assure safety,
reasonably rapid movement to traffic with a minimum of interference.
Ability to acquire wide knowledge of the laws and rules and
regulations which are significant from the police point of view.
Knowledge of the methods likely to be useful in providing citizens
and others with proper police information, service and protection.
Knowledge of the methods of detecting, apprehending, placing
charges, safeguarding and prosecuting lawbreakers.
Knowledge of the problems and procedures, involved in providing
police protection at places and times when it is needed.
Knowledge 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 which may result in juvenile delinquency.
Ability to acquire wide knowledge of the types of useful and
feasible police communication.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret and apply to specific
situations laws, local ordinance and Department rules, regulations,
policies and procedures.
Ability to organize the police work in such a manner as to provide
needed services and protection and to make effective use of 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 and to make
certain 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 Officers with direction and
assistance necessary to assure the orderly handling of traffic.
Ability to supervise the investigation and disposition of
complaints, to direct the 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 prepare and supervise the preparation of clear, sound,
accurate and informative police reports.
Ability 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 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 state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.