Under direction of the Police Chief or other supervisory official in
the Department of Human Services, is responsible for directing the
police and security activities and responsibilities in an assigned
region; does related work as required.
NOTE: The definition and 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:
Oversees all functions, measures, and responsibilities related to
police and security operations, management, and administration to
provide an effective, coordinated, and disciplined police program.
Provides technical assistance to the Chief of Police in the
development of police rules, regulations, policies, procedures,
and ensures their implementation and correct interpretation on
a regional basis.
Provides assistance in planning the overall departmental police
work, activities, goals, and objectives, and effectively integrates
such plans with related timeframes into regional operations.
Directs and supervises the activities of all subordinates, assigns
work, and provides any necessary instructions and guidance.
Performs studies and investigations into complaints, issues, and
situations which confront or occur in police and security operations
on a regional and departmental basis and develops suitable plans
and recommendations for their effective and timely resolution.
Performs analysis of regional operations and activities to ensure
the most effective use of funds, personnel, resources, equipment,
Develops and maintains effective relations and liaison activities
with authorities and civil groups interested or involved in the
application and maintenance of police and security measures
Presents detailed testimony in court and at hearings which pertain
to police responsibilities and actions which include the detection,
apprehension, safeguarding, and prosecution of law breakers.
Supervises the provision of police protection during special
occasions, the maintenance of order in large groups of people,
and ensures a smooth flow of traffic in congested areas.
Oversees all assignments and actions of police and security
personnel to ensure compliance with directives of superiors and
with established rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Directs the regional work operations and functional programs
and has responsibility for evaluating employee performance and
recommending the hiring, firing, promoting, demoting, and/or
disciplining of employees.
Conducts continuous inspections and evaluations of assigned
personnel, performance, and equipment.
Represents the Police Chief and assumes related responsibilities
in the Police Chief's absence or as required.
Prepares and supervises the preparation of police and security
reports and correspondence.
Directs the establishment and maintenance of essential records
Will 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 an accredited college or university with a
Four (4) years of fulltime supervisory police experience in a
law enforcement agency.
NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required college degree
may substitute additional police experience with the grade Sergeant
First Class or Lieutenant or higher for the college degree on a
year-for-year basis. Thirty (30) college credits equal one (1) year
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 an accredited
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 NJSA 2C:et seq.
and NJSA 30:4-14.
NOTE: Appointees to this position must successfully qualify
semi-annually in the use of firearms.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the responsibilities and activities which are
required to develop and maintain an effective police and
Knowledge of the problems, issues, and situations which
confront large scale police and security operations.
Knowledge of the methods used in providing proper
police/security information, services, and protection.
Knowledge of the resources, equipment, and supplies useful
in or vital to police and security operations.
Knowledge of the organization, programs, operations, goals,
and objectives of the Department of Human Services after a
period of training.
Knowledge of the departmental facilities of the assigned
region as well as any involved organizations, agencies, and
civil groups in the region after a period of training.
Knowledge of the rules, regulations, ordinances, policies, and
procedures which pertain to police and security operations in
a large human services organization after a period of training.
Ability to direct the regional police and security operations
Ability to analyze and interpret the law, ordinances, rules,
regulations, standards, and procedures and apply them
to specific situations and cases.
Ability to organize police work in such a manner as to
provide needed services and protection.
Ability to develop police rules, regulations, policies, and
Ability to give suitable assignments and instructions to
Ability to provide needed advice and assistance when
difficult and unusual problems arise.
Ability to evaluate work to see that proper procedures are
followed, that reasonable standards of workmanship, conduct,
and output are maintained, and that desired police objectives
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 ensure 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 police officers direction and assistance
necessary to assure the orderly handling of traffic.
Ability to supervise the investigations and disposition of
Ability to direct police activities necessary in keeping
good order at places people assemble in large numbers.
Ability to perform special studies and investigations and
to perform analysis of regional operations and activities.
Ability to take and maintain a firm and correct stand when
controversies and differences of opinion arise and to prepare
and present testimony.
Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of clear, sound,
accurate, and informative reports and to direct the establishment
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
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.