CAPTAIN (POLICE) 5005
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under direction, an employee in this class performs an important law enforcement function involving responsibility for the overall command of the bureau or section, according to established procedures and policies of the Police Department. Responsibilities include assigning officers to their posts, evaluating their work performances and instructing them in new and approved police methods. The incumbent performs both technical and administrative duties. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Directs the activities of patrol forces, sections or headquarters commands during an assigned shift;
Assigns tasks to subordinates and reviews operations;
Gives instructions to subordinate officers as to methods of correcting faults;
Directs raids and makes arrests;
Directs police activities at riots, serious crimes, fires or unusual disorders;
Investigates crimes where unusual and/or difficult law enforcement problems are likely to occur;
Prepares complex federal and state clerical reports of the activities of the Police Department;
Investigates complaints regarding activities of the Police Department;
Dispenses information to the public regarding departmental policies and methods;
Prepares news releases, and conducts interviews for members of the news media;
Takes charge of a unit in the absence of precinct, bureau or section commander.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of approved practices of police work; thorough knowledge of controlling laws and ordinances; ability to operate radio equipment; ability to lead and direct subordinate officers; ability to deal courteously, but firmly, with the general public; 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.
One (1) year of permanent competitive status as a Lieutenant (Police).