Under direction, serves as second in command of a division, or as
a supervisor of a specialized bureau or section in a police
department; 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:
May formulate police rules and regulations.
May plan police work so as to make the best use of available
funds, personnel, equipment, and supplies.
Gives assignments and instructions to police officers and
supervises their work.
May be assigned as second in command of the patrol division,
traffic division, detective division, command post, or as
supervisor of the bureau of traffic and signals or personnel
Supervises and directs the activities of all subordinates.
Enforces compliance with orders issued by superiors.
Ensures that the work of the department is performed in accord
with established rules, regulations, and procedures.
Is responsible for maintaining the efficiency, discipline,
attitude, and morale of the staff under his/her command.
Conducts continuing inspections of personnel, performance, and
Assumes the superiors duties, responsibilities, and authority in
the absence of the deputy police chief or police chief.
Takes a leading part in establishing and maintaining helpful and
cooperative relations with civic and business organizations,
school and court officers, recreation and other groups, police
authorities in other jurisdictions, and others interested in the
maintenance of law and order.
Gives testimony in court and 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 or Vocational High Sschool, or
possession of an approved high school equivalent 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 the periods specified in
the Department of Personnel Law and Rules will be deducted
from the attained age.
NOTE: When an applicant has reached his 35th birthday,
he is considered to be over 35 years old. Age limits are based on
the announced closing date for filing Department of Personnel
Four (4) years of experience, three (3) of which shall have been
in a supervisory capacity, involving the providing of assistance
and protection of persons, the safeguarding of property, the
observance of the law, and the 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.
Must be a citizen of the United States.
Appointees may be required to pass a thorough medical and
psychiatric examination to be administered by the appointing
authority. Any psychological, medical or physical condition or
defect which would prevent efficient performance of the 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. Failure
to demonstrate sufficient capacity to perform the duties of this
position may be cause for rejection.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the laws and ordinances which are significant from
the police point of view.
Knowledge of the problems and procedures involved in working
out the internal organization and formulating rules and regulations
for the police department.
Knowledge of the methods likely to be useful in providing
citizens and others with proper police information, service,
Knowledge of the 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
and feasible in the police department.
Knowledge of the methods of detecting, apprehending, placing
charges against, safeguarding, and prosecuting lawbreakers.
Knowledge of providing police protection at places and times
when needed, and 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 that lead to juvenile delinquency.
Ability to analyze and interpret the laws, ordinances, rules,
regulations, standards, and procedures and apply them to
specific situations and cases.
Ability to organize the local police work in such a manner as to
provide needed services and protection.
Ability to formulate needed police rules and regulations.
Ability to obtain and make effective use of funds, personnel,
equipment, and quarters.
Ability to give assignments and instructions to members of the
police department, provide them with 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.
Ability to see 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 ensure the 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 the assistance
and protection they need.
Ability to take and maintain a firm and correct stand when
controversies and differences of opinion arise.
Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of clear, sound,
accurate, and informative reports and 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 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 local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.