LIEUTENANT (POLICE:TOWNS & VILLAGES) 5008
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision, an employee in this class performs an important law enforcement function in a town or village according to established procedures and policies of the Police Department. Responsibilities include assigning officers to their posts, evaluating their work performance 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 police officers in a town or village during an assigned shift;
Assigns tasks to police officers and reviews operations;
Gives instructions to police 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;
Takes charge of the unit in the absence of the Captain (Police: Towns & Villages);
Dispenses information to the public regarding departmental policies and methods.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of approved practices of police work; thorough knowledge of controlling laws and ordinances; skill in the use and care of firearms; ability to operate radio equipment; ability to lead and direct police officers; ability to deal courteously, but firmly, with the public; ability to make oral and written reports; ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of police officers in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Sergeant (Police: Towns & Villages).