CORRECTIONAL POLICE CAPTAIN, JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMISSION
Under the general direction of a Correctional Police Chief or other
supervisory official in the Juvenile Justice Commission, has charge
of custodial work program shift officers and custody workforce of an
institution, facility, or boot camp housing juvenile offenders; assigns
oversight responsibility for ensuring appropriate care, well-being,
security, custody, and discipline of juvenile offenders; may direct the
daily activities and operations of the Juvenile Justice Commission
Training Academy and performs other administrative and custodial
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.
Supervises 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 and training 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, facilities, boot camps, and
Oversees the application, security, and utilization of an institutional or
facility computer system designed to enhance the facilitation of various
Oversees and approves the preparation of staff schedules to ensure
adequate staffing levels for each shift, and oversees the scheduling
of overtime, as necessitated.
Approves vacation and other time entitlement usage of subordinates.
Provides direction and guidance for custody programming and training
operations to shift lieutenants and other supervisory personnel regarding
essential institution or facility programs and custodial work directives,
policies, and procedures.
Reviews each shift administrative log recording and daily personnel
deployment worksheet notations of recorded events, unusual occurrences,
Determines appropriate actions taken by subordinates and whether
further review or investigative activities are required.
Oversees counseling, programming 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
Assigns individuals to investigate incidents and allegations of
misconduct by juvenile offenders and facility employees.
Reviews findings of investigations and provides recommendations
to the Correctional Police Chief, Assistant Superintendent, and/or
Training Director for appropriate action.
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 of juvenile offenders.
Oversees 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 be processed.
Interacts with court and Bureau of Parole officials and representatives,
in compliance with presiding laws and stipulated custodial requirements.
Has oversight responsibility in 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 and supervision.
Develops facility plans in the event of emergencies and has oversight
responsibility for implementing emergency management contingency
plans in the absence of the superintendent.
In the absence of the Correctional Police Chief, Assistant Superintendent,
or Training Director, has overall responsibility of organizing all assigned
supervisory custodial work programs, and implementing and delegating
programming objectives of the institution or facility to shift lieutenants
and other supervisory personnel.
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
Develops escape contingency plans and related training 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 or facility
complex to ensure related lock mechanisms, housing units, dining halls,
recreation areas, classrooms, and other related areas are clean, safe,
and secure, and prepares detailed reports to superiors of noncompliance
for immediate corrective action.
Directs the oversight of enforcement regulations and related training
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 the institution or facility.
Represents management officials in employee disciplinary and
Reviews, monitors, and shares confidential pertinent criminal intelligence
information with various law enforcement agencies regarding warring
juvenile offender gang membersí actions and activities assigned to the
institution or facility, and gang members assigned to other facilities or
not in custody.
Develops and oversees the implementation of agency training
requirements of assigned institution or facility needs and has
oversight responsibilities 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 are in compliance with the facility'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 facility employees, or visitors to the facility.
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, correspondence, and
oversees the preparation of official documents and 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 judicial
bodies as required.
Oversees the deployment and redeployment of correctional police
officers in searches for escaped juvenile offenders and the issuance
Interacts with State and local law enforcement officers in the
successful apprehension and arrest of offenders against the law.
Endorses and/or revises supervisory subordinate correctional police
officers' evaluations, ratings, and reviews of other lesser grade
correctional police officers' job performance under their supervision.
Recognizes and rapidly evaluates potentially dangerous and
hazardous situations involving correction officers' safety and
well-being; exercises caution and good judgment in identifying
these circumstances quickly to avoid personal injury to all parties,
prevent endangerment to the general public, and/or property damage.
Interacts with juvenile offenders' parents and/or guardians, associates,
superiors, and other assigned employees to develop and foster
desired team leadership initiatives and positive reinforced values,
incentives, and sanctions to address each juvenile's assessment
needs, treatment, and educational requirements the facility can
offer for rehabilitation objectives and goal attainment.
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 High School Diploma or its equivalent.
Five (5) 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, two (2) years of which shall
have been in a supervisory capacity.
Appointees must possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.
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 Statesí citizen at the time of appointment.
NOTE: At time of appointment, eligible candidates for this position
must submit acceptable proof of meeting the above indicated
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 basis.
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 or facility 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
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 violations of applicable laws, rules, regulations, and
Knowledge of the methods and techniques for performing
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 assessments.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of conducting needs
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 supervisory level correctional police officers.
Knowledge of the various security and safety problems
encountered in the repair and maintenance of institutional
structures, housing units, and related construction activities.
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 and facilities.
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 oversee 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, subordinates,
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 supervision
methods and coaching techniques with lesser grade correctional
Ability to oversee and perform military style inspections of living
areas and quarters, proper clothing/uniform attire, appropriate
self-hygiene habits, safety issues, and liabilities of juvenile offenders.
Ability to supervise the development, oversight, and implementation
of agency training programs and courses of study for 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 implement facility master escape plans and
prepare detailed written reports and planned circumstances to
correct custody, security, and monitoring breaches.
Ability to develop 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 and policies.
Ability to develop intelligence sources and interpret useful and
viable information for detection purposes with commission
components and authorized law enforcement agencies'
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 identify and pursue potential investigative activities
in compliance with established laws and governing directives.
Ability to utilize 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 or facility housing juvenile offenders.
Ability to prepare and provide detailed reports of any issues,
problems, or conditions warranting specific action and the
Ability to perform repetitive work assignments without loss
of equanimity, patience, courtesy, and to remain calm and
decisive in emergency situations.
Ability to develop and oversee a program for firearms training
and qualification requirements as authorized by the NJ Police
Ability to utilize 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 and other
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 for handling these circumstances.
Ability to supervise the gathering, collection, collating, maintaining,
and dissemination of statistical information.
Ability to make decisions and determine when circumstances should
be referred to superiors 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.