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Job Specification



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.


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 
and correspondence.

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.


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:
Local or
Class of

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.