CAPTAIN (POLICE: TOWNS & VILLAGES) 5009
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under direction, an employee in this class performs an important law enforcement function by acting as the second in command of a town or village Police Department. Work is performed under the direction of the Police Chief (Towns and Villages). Duties are performed 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
Assists in directing the operations, procedures and policies of the Police Department;
Directs the activities of subordinate officers in a town or village during an assigned shift;
Assigns tasks to subordinate officers and reviews operations;
Assists in insuring that officers receive adequate training in police methods and procedures;
Evaluates and provides 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;
May coordinate and administer department grant programs such as the Stop-DWI Program, NYS Traffic Safety Grant Program, etc;
Inspects, inventories and maintains department buildings, property and equipment;
Assists in coordinating investigations related to civilian complaints and internal investigations regarding activities of the Police Department;
Dispenses information to the public regarding departmental policies and methods;
Assists in maintaining communication and cooperation with other county and non county enforcement agencies, courts and the District Attorney’s office.
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 police officers; ability to deal courteously, but firmly, with the public; 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.
One (1) year of permanent competitive status as a Lieutenant (Police: Towns & Villages).