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Job Specification



Under direction of a Police Lieutenant, or other supervisor in the police 
unit of an institution or cluster of institutions under the jurisdiction of the 
Department of Human Services, supervises staff engaged patrolling 
buildings and grounds and safeguarding the peace and safety of clients, 
residents, employees, and property; 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.


Supervises Police Officers engaged in patrolling buildings and grounds.

Prepares reports required for the Uniform Crime Reporting System.

Reviews reports utilizing the Law Enforcement Information and Reporting 
System used by police for statewide reporting.

Takes charge of a police desk operation where complaints are received 
and officers dispatched.

Supervises the work operations and/or functional programs, and has 
responsibility for employee evaluations and for effectively recommending 
the hiring, firing, promoting, demoting, and/or disciplining of employees.

Assists the Police Lieutenant or higher level police official in the 
administrative operation of the police facility cluster.

Organizes and supervises the patrolling of institutional facilities and 
grounds to prevent potential hazards and dangers and to protect and 
maintain the safety of residents, clients, employees, and others.

Ensures that reports of crimes are investigated and reports of 
investigations are completed.

Coordinates the activities of the police cluster unit with other community 
law enforcement agencies.

Conducts inspections of personnel, uniforms and equipment.

Instructs members of the police unit in the proper procedures for arresting 
violators, completing reports, court appearances, firearm qualification and 

Cooperates and assists outside agencies in their investigations.

Conducts inspections and provides recommendations for security 
practices at the institution or facility.

Supervises Police Officers involved in locating and returning escaped 
clients to the institution.

Requisitions, safeguards, records and supervises the proper use of 
equipment, material and supplies.

Prepares reports.

Maintains or supervises the maintenance of records and files.

Enforces and/or supervises the enforcement of the regulation of 
vehicular traffic and parking at the designated areas.

Oversees action taken by personnel regarding suspicious persons 
and conditions on the grounds and in the buildings.  

In the absence of the Identification Officer or Senior Identification 
Officer, may take and file fingerprints and other information for clients 
and employees.

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.



Appointees must have attained the age of eighteen (18) years.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

Graduation from High School or vocational school or possession 
of an approved High School Equivalency Certificate.

Three (3) years of police experience in a law enforcement agency.

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.

Applicants may be required to pass a medical and psychological 
examination given by the appointing authority prior to appointment.
Appointees must have completed a police training course approved 
by the Police Training Commission.
Appointees will be required to be free of any disqualification 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 use of the statewide Law Enforcement Information and 
Reporting System.

Knowledge of the procedures used to deal with varied types of persons.

Knowledge of the problems and procedures used to maintain order in 
buildings and on the grounds among visitors, employees and clients.

Knowledge of the methods used to control and regulate vehicular traffic 
and parking in designated areas to assure safety, reasonable rapid 
movement, and a minimum of interferences.

Knowledge of the methods used when suspicious and/or significant 
conditions and occurrences are noted.

Knowledge of the methods of investigation.

Knowledge of a police cluster type operation.

Knowledge of written arrest reports and court procedures.

Knowledge of the methods and procedures used to take and file 

Ability to supervise a police desk operation involving the dispatch 
of several police officers and an area involving one or more facilities.

Ability to recognize abnormal behavior and ability to supervise police 
responding to situations involving disturbed clients.

Ability to organize, schedule and supervise the Police Officers patrolling 
the various facilities to prevent and identify hazards and promote the 
safety of clients, employees and others.

Ability to supervise criminal investigations.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with 
coworkers and others involved in the work of the unit.

Ability to read and understand laws, local ordinances, and police rules 
and regulations and apply them to specific situations.

Ability to deal courteously and effectively with varied types of persons, 
individually and in groups.

Ability to provide assignments and instructions to staff and supervise 
their work performance.

Ability to remain calm and decisive in emergencies.

Ability to note significant conditions and facts.

Ability to organize and supervise the work involved in the safeguarding 
of buildings and property, and the control and regulations of vehicular 
traffic and parking.

Ability to prepare reports.

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:
Local or
Class of

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.