Under direction, has charge of the police department; does other
related duties 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:
Analyzes police problems of the municipality, determines internal
organization of the police department, and formulates police
Plans police work so as to make the best use of available funds,
personnel, equipment, and supplies.
Gives assignments/instructions to other members of the police
department, provides them with advice and assistance when
difficult/unusual problems arise, and checks 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.
Sees that communication facilities are properly used.
Takes the lead in establishing/maintaining helpful, cooperative
relations with civic, recreation, and business organizations,
school/court officers and other groups, police authorities in
other jurisdictions, and others interested in maintenance of law
Provides police protection/assistance to large gatherings,
children and other pedestrians in crossing streets, those engaged
in extinguishing fires, those handling large sums of money and
other valuables in transit, and to vacant/unused dwellings and
Makes provisions for police protection/assistance at the times
and places where traffic is heavy.
Directs detection/apprehension of lawbreakers, preparation of
charges against them, and collection and presentation of evidence
of their misdeeds.
Supervises investigation and disposal of complaints.
Gives testimony in court
Prepares and supervises the preparation of reports.
Directs the establishment and maintenance of records and files.
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 high school, vocational high school, or possession of an
approved high school equivalency certificate.
Not less than 18 nor more than 35 years of age at the announced
closing date for filing applications for the position. In determining
maximum age eligibility of veterans, the time spent in active
military service during periods specified in Department of
Personnel law and rules will be deducted from the attained age.
NOTE: When applicants have reached their 35th birthday they
are considered to be over 35 years old. Age limits are based on
the announced closing date for filing Department of Personnel
Five (5) years of supervisory police experience providing assistance
and protection to persons, safeguarding of property, observance of
the law, and apprehension of lawbreakers.
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 essential duties
of the position.
NOTE: Appointees to this position must successfully qualify
semi-annually in the use of firearms.
Appointee must be a citizen of the United States.
After conditional appointment, appointees may be required to pass
a thorough medical/psychiatric examination to be administered by
the appointing authority. Any medical, psychological, or physical
condition or defect which would prevent efficient performance of
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.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of laws/ordinances which are significant from the
police point of view.
Knowledge of problems/procedures involved in working out the
internal organization and formulating rules/regulations for the
Knowledge of methods used in providing citizens and others
with proper police information, service, and protection.
Knowledge of devices useful in getting people individually
and in groups to conform to legal and social requirements.
Knowledge of the types of police communication that are
useful/feasible in the police department.
Knowledge of methods of detecting, apprehending, placing
charges against, safeguarding, and prosecuting lawbreakers.
Knowledge of methods used in providing police protection at
places and times where traffic is heavy.
Knowledge of measures used 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/interpret laws, ordinances, rules, regulations,
standards, and procedures, and to apply them to specific
Ability to organize local police work in such a manner as to
provide services and protection.
Ability to formulate police rules and regulations.
Ability to obtain and make effective use of funds, personnel,
equipment, and quarters.
Ability to give assignments/instructions to individuals and
groups, provide them with needed advice and assistance
when difficult/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/maintaining helpful and
cooperative relationships with individuals and groups interested
in maintenance of law and order.
Ability to see that members of the force treat citizens and
others with uniform courtesy/consideration and provide
them with proper information and police services.
Ability to provide subordinates with direction/assistance
necessary to ensure orderly handling of traffic.
Ability to supervise the investigation and disposition of
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 assistance and
protection they need.
Ability to take and maintain a firm/correct stand when
controversies and difference of opinion arise.
Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of clear,
sound, accurate, and informative reports containing findings,
conclusions, and recommendations.
Ability to direct the establishment and maintenance of police
records and files.
Ability 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, and communicate
in English sufficiently to perform 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 local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.