CORRECTIONAL POLICE CHIEF, JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMISSION
Under the general direction of an Institution Superintendent in the
Juvenile Justice Commission, has overall charge of custodial work
programs and the custody workforce of an institution housing more
than three hundred (300) juvenile offenders; delegates oversight
responsibilities to subordinate supervisory correctional police officers
for ensuring the appropriate care, well-being, security, custody, and
disciplining of juvenile offenders; performs other managerial and
custodial related duties as required.
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.
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.
Directs work operations and functional programs and has responsibility
for the preparation of employee performance assessment reviews and
evaluations, employee appointments, retention, promotion, demotion,
reassignment, separation, and disciplining of employees.
Oversees custody programming goals and objectives and the
delegation of assigned custodial responsibilities to subordinate
supervisory correctional police officers in accordance with
established laws, rules, regulations, policies, directives, practices,
and procedures governing juvenile correctional institutions.
Directs the application, security, and utilization of an institutional
computer system designed to enhance the facilitation of various
Directs the preparation of staff schedules to ensure adequate
staffing levels for each shift, and directs the scheduling of overtime,
Endorses vacation and other time entitlement usage of subordinates.
Provides direction and guidance for custody programming operations
to subordinate supervisory correctional police officers and other
personnel regarding essential institution programs and custodial work
directives, policies, and procedures.
Oversees the implementation of appropriate recruitment and selection
process activities for correctional police officer positions and other
supervisory and custody positions.
Evaluates and determines fiscal considerations and needs, including
additions, improvements, and equipment requirements of the custody
component, and submits requests for budgetary appropriations;
operates the custody component within fiscal guideline restraints and
provides justification for cost overruns and noncompliance.
Provides recommendations and suggestions regarding institution
structures, designs of housing units, and physical power plant
improvements, repairs, and workable alterations.
Ensures all work requirements are conducted in accordance with
safety and security considerations of the institution's juvenile
population, employees, visitors, and the general public.
Oversees programming goals, counseling objectives, and
reinforcement initiatives with lesser grade correctional police
officers and other institution personnel who serve as members
on the adjustment and/or classification committees of the
multidisciplinary teams of the institutions.
Assigns officers to investigate incidents and allegations of
misconduct by employees, reviews findings of investigations,
and provides recommendations to the superintendent for
Oversees the preparation of arrest warrants for endorsement
signature and interstate transfer and discharge commitment
documents on juvenile offenders.
Reviews the accuracy of shift and daily counts on juvenile offenders.
Oversees the notification of law enforcement authorities when
juvenile offenders are formally declared as missing from custody
and the completion of the required paperwork and documents to
Interacts with court and Bureau of Parole officials and representatives,
in compliance with presiding laws and stipulated custodial requirements.
Oversees the transport of juvenile offenders to and from other
jurisdictions, institutions, and/or facilities for court appearances,
medical facility visits, and other trips requiring an officer escort
Directs the development of institution plans in the event of
emergencies, and has responsibility for implementing emergency
management contingency plans.
Responds to reports of suspicious persons, dangerous or hazardous
situations, or disturbances by juvenile offenders.
Directs the course of action to be taken and redeploys correctional
police officers to ensure conditions are corrected and appropriate
order and safety for all parties is reinstated; develops escape
contingency plans to review and update security programs and
surveillance monitoring techniques.
Oversees the receipt of newly assigned juvenile offenders and
reviews their accompanying records and files for housing
assignments, classification reviews, and programming analysis.
Oversees the maintenance of all institution and facility restraint
and defense equipment, ensuring they are in good operating
order, and directs periodic inspections to ensure such compliance.
Conducts regular periodic inspection of the entire institution complex
to ensure related lock mechanisms, housing units, dining halls,
recreation areas, classrooms, power plant facility, and other related
areas are clean, safe, and secure, and prepares detailed reports of
noncompliance for immediate corrective action.
Directs the oversight of enforcement regulations in compliance with
commission directives, standards, and practices addressing facility
visitation programs and the monitoring and surveillance programs
designed to stop the introduction of contraband onto the grounds of
Represents management officials in employee disciplinary and
Reviews, monitors, and shares confidential pertinent criminal
intelligence information with various correctional and law enforcement
agencies regarding warring juvenile offender gang members' actions
and activities assigned to the institution and gang members assigned
to other facilities or not in custody.
Directs the development and oversight authority in the implementation
of agency training requirements of assigned institution needs and has
direct oversight responsibility of firearms, firefighting, and emergency
equipment training programs to be utilized by all correctional police
officers in the performance of their assigned duties.
Ensures the observance of laws, rules, regulations, and commission
directives is in compliance with the institution's policies and procedures
for monitoring enforcement programs and ensuring the rights of juvenile
offenders are not violated by other juvenile offenders, correctional police
officers, other employees, or visitors to the institution.
Interacts on a regular basis with members of the treatment and
education facility staff in developing, promoting, supporting, and
expanding rehabilitation initiatives and educational programming
concepts for juvenile offenders.
Composes memoranda, communications, and correspondence, and
oversees the preparation of official documents and the completion of
statistical and monthly reports.
Instructs others in the proper usage of electronic communications,
computer information systems, other types of recording equipment,
devices, and manual recordings used by the agency, institutions,
facilities, satellite locations, and other related units.
Acts as a witness for the State and testifies before formal hearings,
Grand Juries, Courts of Law, administrative hearings, or other
Directs the deployment and redeployment of correctional police
officers in searches for escaped juvenile offenders and the
issuance of firearms.
Interacts with State and local law enforcement officers in the
successful apprehension and arrest of offenders against the law.
Endorses and/or revises subordinate supervisory correctional
police officers' evaluations, ratings, and reviews of other lesser
grade correctional police officers' job performance under their
Interacts with juvenile offenders' parents and/or guardians,
associates, and other assigned employees to develop and
foster desired team leadership initiatives of positive reinforced
values, incentives, and sanctions to address each juvenile's
assessment needs, treatment, and educational requirements
the institution can offer for rehabilitation objectives and goal
Will be required to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and computerized information systems
used by the agency, office, or related units.
Possession of a High School Diploma or its equivalent.
Seven (7) years of experience in the supervision, care, and
custody of convicted juvenile or adult offenders assigned to
a correctional institution, facility, and/or boot camp, four (4)
years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.
Appointees must 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.
Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
Must be a United States’ citizen at the time of appointment.
NOTE: At time of appointment, eligible candidates for this
position must submit acceptable proof of meeting the above
NOTE: Appointees must have successfully completed the
New Jersey Police Training Commission and agency training
course standards for custody, supervision, investigations,
and related law enforcement requirements. Appointees shall
be required to qualify in the use of firearms on a semi-annual
NOTE: Selected eligible candidates shall meet the qualifications
for juvenile correctional police officers and shall be employed as
juvenile correctional police officers pursuant to Section 6
of P.L. 1995 c. 284 (NJSA 52:17B-174).
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of laws, rules, directives, regulations, standards,
policies, and procedures relating to the operations and custody
programs of a correctional institution housing juvenile offenders.
Knowledge of the problems and circumstances likely to be
encountered in a work environment involving the social
rehabilitation, care, well-being, and custody of juvenile
offenders detained and deprived of specific freedoms
throughout a custodial supervision period of confinement.
Knowledge of the programs overseeing the care, usage,
security, training, and integrity of firearms, other restraints,
and defense equipment.
Knowledge of the electronic communications equipment and
database software utilized in the performance of assigned duties.
Knowledge of the administrative and law enforcement procedures
for reporting and reviewing violations of applicable laws, rules,
regulations, and directives.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques in directing
investigations of recorded juvenile offenders' inappropriate
actions and violations to stipulated programming directives,
governing rules, regulations, and established standards.
Knowledge of the methods and procedures governing the
preparation and issuance of arrest warrants.
Knowledge of the procedures for recording statements
attained from witnesses during the course of an investigation.
Knowledge of surveillance methods and procedures.
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of employee
supervision, and conducting evaluations and performance
Knowledge of the principles and practices of conducting
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of mediation.
Knowledge of the methods in developing proper work
procedures and in delegating work assignments, instructions,
and directions to subordinate supervisory correctional police
Knowledge of the concepts and goals of the agency, and
of the techniques and aspects of resource planning and
organizational and component program development and
Knowledge of resource allocation concepts employed to
develop optimum fiscal spending plans in a public organization.
Knowledge of the various security and safety problems
encountered in the repair and maintenance of institutional
structures, housing units, powerplant equipment, and related
Knowledge of authorized force techniques to be utilized in
controlling disturbances, and when and how approved usage
of chemical mace may be deployed.
Knowledge of the directives and operating procedures
governing the usage of firearms and identifying ascending
force factors leading to that point of using deadly force.
Knowledge of the procedures utilized in maintaining extensive
records and filing systems.
Knowledge of the principles and practices in applying criminal
justice applications and standards to juvenile offenders housed
in correctional institutions.
Knowledge of the procedures governing rules of evidence.
Knowledge of due process in the application of applying law
enforcement powers, and court proceedings and procedures
in testifying at trials.
Knowledge of the procedures for preparing affidavits and/or
sworn testimonies obtained during the course of an investigation.
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 properly ensure the integrity and validity of evidence
collected during the course of an investigation.
Ability to identify and pursue potential investigative activities
in compliance with established laws and governing directives.
Ability to direct the training of others in the assertiveness
techniques and methods utilized in a confined work
environment with persons of varying ethnic and language
backgrounds, education, abilities, and personalities.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships
with juvenile offenders, their family members, associates,
Ability to develop models and standards to enhance
programming instruction to others, adhering to established
aspects and techniques of fostering positive reinforcement
methods designed for troubled adolescents.
Ability to communicate with juvenile offenders to foster
self-assurance attitudes and personal esteem for themselves
and toward others.
Ability to recognize and utilize varying levels of managerial
and supervision methods and coaching techniques with
lesser grade correctional police officers.
Ability to direct the development, oversight, and implementation
of agency training programs and courses of study for varying
levels of correctional police officers who shall have the charge
and responsibility for the appropriate care, well-being, security,
and custody in the rehabilitation efforts of juvenile offenders.
Ability to provide instructions to others in applying the principles
and practices of commission directives as they apply to custody
related juvenile delinquency problems and issues.
Ability to develop and direct institution master escape plans and
oversee the preparation of detailed written reports and planned
circumstances to correct custody, security, and monitoring breaches.
Ability to develop, direct, and implement emergency management
contingency plans in the event of natural disasters and have prior
planned alternative contingency plans to reinstate order and
safety for all parties.
Ability to prepare responses and case development for
presentation at employee filed grievance and disciplinary
appeal hearings, representing facility management directives
Ability to direct the development of intelligence sources and
interpret useful and viable information for detection purposes
with commission components and authorized law enforcement
Ability to recognize suspicious persons and/or events or
circumstances and direct the necessary responses.
Ability to initiate decisive action and develop and disseminate
clear orders for others to follow.
Ability to review and evaluate plans for proposed housing and
building structures and renovations, and to detect security, fire,
and safety deficiencies.
Ability to direct and train others in the proper usage of firefighting
equipment and emergency procedures.
Ability to problem solve daily work-related situations learned from
experience, training classes and workshop demonstrations gleaned
useful for custody supervision work, and programming initiatives in
an institution housing juvenile offenders.
Ability to prepare and provide detailed reports of any issues,
problems, or conditions warranting specific action and the
Ability to perform difficult work assignments without loss of
equanimity, patience, courtesy, and to remain calm and
decisive in emergency situations.
Ability to develop and direct a program for firearms training
and qualification requirements as authorized by the NJ Police
Ability to direct and instruct others in the proper usage of
electronic communications, computer information systems,
other types of recording equipment, devices and manual
recordings used by the agency, institutions, facilities,
satellite locations, and other related units.
Ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of witnesses'
oral or written statements.
Ability to prepare detailed correspondence, reports,
memoranda, and communications on custody issues and
problems, program development, and budgetary analysis.
Ability to identify and recognize where juvenile offenders
may hide after successful escapes from custody.
Ability to recognize and identify specific instances to instruct
lesser grade correctional police officers of potentially
dangerous and hazardous situations involving juvenile
offenders and to evaluate available options as how to
handle these circumstances.
Ability to direct the gathering, collection, collating,
maintaining, and dissemination of statistical information.
Ability to make decisions and determine when circumstances
should be referred to the superintendent for appropriate action.
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 of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as
long as they can perform the 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.