SERGEANT (POLICE) 5003
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision, an employee in this class is responsible for the police work of subordinates, or for specialized duties which are personally performed. Supervision is exercised over police officers through inspections and the assignment of duties in accordance with general instruction received from officers of higher rank. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Oversees the processing of arrests, determines that correct charges are placed;
Keeps records of persons arrested, detained or released on bond;
Transmits orders to police officers personally or by telephone;
Inspects subordinates before they assume their post, or during the course of job related daily interactions;
Checks police officers in the performance of duties and makes suggestions for better execution of work;
Reviews paperwork of sworn and civilian subordinates;
Reports any breach of duty or inefficiency of subordinates;
Makes daily reports of activities during an assigned shift;
Directs and performs criminal investigations when assigned;
Maintains order and is in charge of prisoners who are in policy custody;
Has charge of photographing and fingerprinting persons and has responsibility for the proper filing and classification of identification records;
Takes statements and affidavits from suspects and witnesses;
Plans, staffs and directs the police response to tactical operations and special events;
Occasionally takes charge of traffic detail;
When necessary, performs the functions of a Police Officer.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of police work; good knowledge of laws and ordinances governing local police work; skill in the use and care of firearms; ability to deal courteously, but firmly, with the general public; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Three (3) years of permanent competitive status as a Police Officer, or Police Officer (Spanish Speaking).