CORRECTIONAL POLICE LIEUTENANT
Under the general supervision of a Correctional Police Major or other
supervisory official in the Department of Corrections during an assigned
tour of duty, has charge of the custodial work programs at an institution
or in a designated building or area; 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:
Exercises full police powers and acts as a peace officer at all times
for the detection, apprehension, arrest, and conviction of offenders
against the law.
Prepares schedules for senior correctional police officers and
correctional police sergeants, gives instructions, and supervises
their work; takes roll call each morning and ensures proper post
Takes an active part in rehabilitation programs, assists in inmate
counseling, and is a member of the S.E.T. team.
Testifies at inmate disciplinary hearings and court hearings involving
inmate, staff, or visitor misconduct.
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.
Participates and instructs institutional training programs involving
custody and non-custody staff.
Serves as member of the adjustment and classification committees.
At the Correctional Police Officer’s Training Academy, organizes
training courses in prison administration and supervises the
establishment of training programs, assignment of quarters,
equipment, instructors, and use of protective equipment.
Supervises the daily counts of inmates and supervises searches
for any missing inmates.
Takes complaints by inmates or correctional police officers,
conducts investigations, and prepares reports with recommendations
for remedial action.
Prepares reports in cases of employee absence or misconduct,
and ensures that all posts are covered; notes all unusual occurrences,
suspicious persons or behavior, and significant conditions on the
blotters or daily report sheets and takes appropriate action.
Ensures notification of the medical staff regarding inmates who
require immediate medical attention.
Supervises the work of the main central point and sees that officers
and visitors do not leave or enter the center without proper authority.
Develops custody schedules to ensure adequate levels of staffing
on all shifts; supervises the scheduling of overtime and vacation
scheduling. In this capacity, assists in the supervision of an
institutional computer program designed to facilitate this process.
Reviews all incident reports of major disciplinary actions; assigns
individuals to investigate and makes recommendations regarding
Interviews and screens applicants for correctional police officer
positions; makes recommendations regarding appointment.
Ensures that contraband and confiscated items are properly
receipted and stored, or properly discarded; ensures that items
to be held for investigations are secured.
Oversees an institutional program to provide firearms qualifications
and annual requalification of all custody staff in accordance with
policy and regulations of the State Police Commission on Firearm
Carries a firearm and other restraint/defense equipment while
performing duties or off-duty; is responsible for the care, use,
and security of firearms and equipment.
As required, has designated responsibility for the operation of
the entire custody operation, especially on third shift and during
Assists in developing, implementing, monitoring, and coordinating
a response to institutional emergency plans utilized in case of fire,
disturbance, attempted escapes, and natural disasters.
In cases of escape, supervises the deployment of officers and
serves as the outside area supervisor; coordinates the entire
outside perimeter operation, including liaison with local and
state law enforcement officers.
Will be required to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
Possession of a High School Diploma or its equivalent.
Four (4) years of experience in the care and custody of inmates
in a correctional institution, one (1) year of which shall have been
in a supervisory capacity.
NOTE: Appointees to this position shall be required to qualify in
the use of firearms on an annual basis.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in
NOTE: The responsibility for ensuring that employees possess
the required motor vehicle license, commensurate with the class
and type of vehicles they operate, rests with the Appointing Authority.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the laws and rules pertaining to the operation of
prisons and correctional institutions.
Knowledge of the procedures used in supervising the custody
Knowledge of approved use of force, chemical mace, firefighting
equipment, and other emergency equipment and firearms.
Knowledge of the principles of criminal justice and their application
to inmate custody and correction.
Knowledge of institutional emergency plans.
Knowledge of how to maintain discipline among the officers,
employees, inmates, and visitors, and methods used in
preventing unauthorized persons from entering and leaving
Knowledge of the due process laws, with basic knowledge of 2C
laws and court procedures used in testifying at trials and in
exercising arrest powers.
Ability to exercise full police powers and act as a peace officer
at all times for the detection, apprehension, arrest, and conviction
of offenders against the law.
Ability to carry a weapon while on duty.
Ability to interpret the laws and rules governing correctional work,
and the standards of the Department of Corrections.
Ability to organize work and develop effective work methods.
Ability to understand the problems of inmates.
Ability to perform repetitive work without loss of equanimity,
patience, or courtesy, to remain calm and decisive in emergency
situations, and to retain emotional stability.
Ability to determine the ability of those receiving training and
prepare recommendations for work on the basis of abilities.
Ability to develop and implement courses of study in the
institution for correctional police officers which shall include
the care, custody, and rehabilitation of an inmate population.
Ability to develop and monitor a program for firearms qualifications.
Ability to work effectively with others.
Ability to maintain discipline among correctional police officers,
employees, inmates, and visitors.
Ability to remain calm and decisive in emergencies and to follow
procedures and rules.
Ability to supervise the maintenance of 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, or communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms
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.