Police Lieutenant - Detective Operations Job Descriptions

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general direction of the Police Commander, is responsible for a variety of administrative, technical, and/or supervisory tasks related to the day-to-day operation of a shift. Assists the Commander by directing subordinate work, providing staff services, and by acting in the absence of the shift sergeants. Work is reviewed through results obtained. Performs other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Oversees assignment of police officers, inspects performance, assists with problems, provides technical direction, informally resolves personnel problems, provides training as needed, and reviews reports and other administrative activities.

Prepares a variety of status and information reports about department activity. Briefs others on important policy and administrative decisions.

Works with State Attorney's Office and other major criminal justice organizations to ensure rapid and effective law enforcement.

Reviews reports and other crime data to prepare departmental briefs, evaluates adequacy of law enforcement measures, and plans long and short range activities. Reallocates resources as needed and alerts the Commander to special problems. Assists in division budget preparation.

Performs a variety of police activities such as testifying in court, helping prepare cases, attending professional conferences, evaluating new equipment, public education, and special program development.

Meets all standards for Police Officer Certification under Florida law.

 

B. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

Acts in the stead of the Commander of Detectives in his absence.

Available to the public for advice, complaints and information.

Monitors the correct assignment, care and use of the vehicles assigned to this command.

Conducts investigations of violations of Departmental rules regarding firearms, when requested by the Chief of Police.

Ensures the monthly inspection of all unmarked police vehicles assigned to this command, to include monthly mileage figures.

Provides supervision in the execution of search warrants.

Approves all media releases on his tour of duty.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma, GED, training in police administration, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Education may be substituted for non-supervisory experience for up to one year. Five years responsible police work.
Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida driver's license. Applicants may possess a valid out of state driver's license and obtain the Florida license within 10 days of employment.

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of police principles and practices.

Knowledge of technical equipment for crime investigation.

Knowledge of supervisory and leadership principles and practices.

Knowledge of laws, applicable ordinances, and court decisions.

Ability to work effectively with the news media, the community, and other agencies and organizations.

Ability to analyze data and make decisions.

Ability to initiate and maintain productive communications and cooperation.

Ability to evaluate program effectiveness.

Ability to plan and coordinate activities.

Ability to supervise and train.

Skill in directing and managing complex programs.

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Walking/running - necessary to gather information and apprehend suspects during the course of investigation

Lifting - necessary to gather evidence at crime scenes, rescue and office work.

Climbing - necessary to gather evidence at crime scenes, execute search warrants, rescue and making contacts.

Reading - necessary to review cases, legal documents, general orders, court documents, etc.

Hearing - necessary to communicate with witnesses, attorneys, victims, both in person and via phone conversations.

Identifying colors - Hazmat materials identification, identifying vehicles and suspect clothing description.

Grasping - Objects, firearms, communication equipment, suspects, individuals in rescue operation and rescue equipment.

Operation of motor vehicle - necessary in normal driving situations and in high speed pursuit.

Must be, or have the ability to be, respirator certified.



THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date - 02/28/2012