Under supervision of a Police Lieutenant during an assigned
tour of duty, has charge of police activities intended to provide
assistance and protection for persons, safeguard property, and assure
observance of the laws, and apprehends lawbreakers; does related work
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.
NOTE: Appointments may be made to positions requiring bilingual skills.
07586- Bilingual in Spanish and English.
Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
Spanish and English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Visits and inspects beats, and notes and reports irregularities,
fires, and accidents as to their condition and operation.
Receives complaints and makes needed investigations.
Gives needed information to citizens and others.
Notes conditions which are significant from a police standpoint, and
takes appropriate action to assure that persons and property are
safeguarded and good order is maintained and that police officers are
doing their work properly.
Sees that needed police protection is provided when large sums of
money are in transit, when there are fires, outbreaks, and other
conditions which may result in disorder, or when large numbers of
people congregate for any reason.
When necessary, apprehends, warns, or takes into custody violators
of the law.
Gives testimony in court.
Prepares and directs the preparation of reports.
Keeps needed records and files.
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.
Graduation from High School or Vocational High School, or possession
of an approved High School Equivalent Certificate.
Three (3) years of experience in police activities intended to provide
assistance and protection for persons and property.
Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
Must be a citizen of the United States.
Appointees may be required to pass a thorough physical and
psychological 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 appointees to be a hazard to themselves or other,
or become aggravated as a result of performance of these duties,
may be cause for rejection. Failure to demonstrate sufficient capacity
to perform the duties of this position may be cause for rejection.
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 the essential duties of the
NOTE: Appointees to this position must successfully qualify
semi-annually in the use of firearms.
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 local geography, traffic conditions, places of
amusement, and local inhabitants prone to disregard police and
Knowledge of the problems and procedures involved in providing
proper police protection for persons and property.
Knowledge of the types of police communication that are useful
and feasible in the police department.
Knowledge of detecting, apprehending, and preparing proper
charges against lawbreakers.
Knowledge of the procedures followed in providing police protection
at places where large sums of money are in transit or when other types
of valuable property may be endangered.
Ability to analyze and interpret laws, ordinances, rules, regulations,
standards, and procedures and apply them to specific cases and
Ability to organize police work during an assigned tour of duty,
analyze the problems that arise, and develop effective work
methods and procedures.
Ability to give suitable assignments and instructions to the police
officers on duty all or part of the assigned tour of duty, provide
them with advice and assistance when difficult and unusual
situations 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
Ability to treat citizens and others with uniform courtesy and
Ability to answer frequently repeated questions without loss of
temper or equanimity.
Ability to detect, apprehend, and place proper charges against
Ability to establish and maintain helpful and cooperative relations
with civic and business organizations, school officers, recreation
and other groups, court officers, and police authorities in other
jurisdictions, and others interested in the maintenance of law and
Ability to make the best use of available personnel and facilities in
carrying on police work.
Ability to provide needed police protection at places where people
assemble in numbers, at places where traffic is heavy, and a tplaces
where large sums of money in transit and when other types of valuable
property may be endangered.
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 keep and direct the keeping
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
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(s) which
are different work week or work month and/or variants of the job class title:
|Bilingual In Spanish And English
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.