SENIOR POLICE OFFICER HUMAN SERVICES
Under direction of a Police Sergeant, or other supervisor in the
police unit of an institution or cluster of institutions under the
jurisdiction of the Department of Human Services, during an
assigned tour of duty does varied tasks involved in patrolling
buildings and grounds and safeguarding the peace and safety of
clients, residents, employees, and property; does related work as
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:
Responds to situations involving clients, patients, employees,
Prepares reports utilizing the Law Enforcement Information and
Reporting System used by police for statewide reporting.
Patrols institutional facilities and grounds.
Assists in the work involved in the fingerprinting and
photographing of employees and clients.
Arrests perpetrators of crimes.
Serves arrest warrants and subpoenas as required.
Patrols assigned areas of the grounds and make the required
reports by telephone, radio, or other means of communications.
Acts to prevent fires, theft, and other damage to property and
Assists in maintaining order in the buildings and on the grounds.
Regulates and controls vehicular traffic and parking at designated
areas and enforces motor vehicle laws on grounds.
Appears and testifies in court as required.
Takes needed action as to suspicious persons and conditions
and reports significant actions, occurrences, and conditions on
the grounds and in the buildings.
Notes and reports conditions which constitute a danger and/or
hazard and takes the actions necessary to assure orderly and
As assigned, investigates all reports of crimes and prepares reports.
Assists in the work involved in locating and returning to the
institution clients and patients who have escaped.
Operates police communication equipment.
Obtains records and properly uses equipment, materials, and
Prepares simple, clear, accurate, informative, and legible reports.
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.
Appointees must have attained the age of eighteen (18) years.
United States citizenship.
Graduation from high school or vocational school or possession
of an approved High School Equivalency Certificate.
One (1) year of experience in police activities intended to
provide assistance and protection for persons and property.
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.
Appointees must have completed a police training course
approved by the Police Training Commission.
Applicants must be required to pass a medical and psychological
examination given by the appointing authority prior to appointment.
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 AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the statewide Law Enforcement Information and
Knowledge of emergency access routes for fire apparatus to fire
responses and techniques for sealing scenes for preservation of
Knowledge of handling of clients and employees for fingerprinting
and photographing, specifically when dealing with hand or finger
Knowledge of the operation of a police computer terminal and the
regulations and privacy acts dealing with dissemination of criminal
Knowledge of the arrest and search and seizure laws in affecting
Knowledge of the practical problems involved in noting and
reporting conditions which constitute dangers or hazards and in
taking the action required to assure safe and orderly conditions
after a period of training.
Ability to recognize abnormal behavior and be able to effectively
control the situation when disturbed clients are involved.
Ability to recognize the critical areas of patrol within the various
institutions and facilities to provide security to clients and for
safeguarding of property.
Ability to recognize child abuse and distinguish it from appropriate
Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written
Ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and apply to specific
cases, a large volume of laws, local ordinances, and police rules
Ability to deal courteously and effectively with varied types of
persons, individually and in groups, and to take and maintain
a firm and correct stand when controversies arise.
Ability to note significant conditions and facts.
Ability to remain calm and decisive in emergencies.
Ability to work harmoniously with associates and those engaged
in or concerned with the work of the institution.
Ability to do the work involved in the safeguarding of buildings
and property, the maintenance of order in the buildings and on the
grounds, and the control and regulations of vehicular traffic and
Ability to prepare factual reports.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
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.