Police Planner Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the supervision of the Professional Standards Commander, performs planning and research functions to be used in developing department policy, budget preparation, and the Strategic Long-Range Plan. Assignments are made orally and in writing, and are carried out in accordance with general work instructions. Work is reviewed through observations, reports and results obtained. Performs other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Prepares written and oral reports for the Chief of Police, the Command Staff, and others as directed.

Researches issues, prepare reports and presents them both orally and in writing, prepares correspondence, memorandum, etc., as directed.

Coordinates the review of department policy and procedures in accordance with the established review schedule or in compliance with regulations.

Recommends revisions to department policy and procedures.

Prepares updates to department policy and procedures as directed, places approved updates on the electronic server, and coordinates the distribution of updates.

Provides the department with data on current trends and alternative strategies to carry out the police mission.

Responsible for taking photographs and recording events and ceremonies of the Melbourne Police Department.

Responsible for preparing the department’s newsletter, coordinating the Chief’s television show (Behind the Badge), and performing Internet functions to include reviewing the department’s Home Page on the City’s internet webpage, receipt and transmission of electronic mail via the Internet, research on the Internet, and logging/record keeping of all such activity.

Responsible for writing, updating, and submitting the department’s Annual Report.

Maintains and updates the Strategic Long Range Plan, which includes department goals and objectives, anticipated workload and population trends, and anticipated personnel levels.

Assists in administering budgets; reviews and analyzes departmental budget requests and revisions, and makes recommendations.

Provides various reports and recommendations regarding the status of the Department’s budget in relation to projections, including quarterly budget reviews.

Maintains and updates accreditation files and assists in coordinating compliance with accreditation standards.

Performs other duties and tasks as directed.

 

B. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

Represents Chief of Police / Commander and department as directed on various internal and external committees.

Provides information in response to outside agencies for purposes of grant/financial related requests to include statistics, responding to surveys, and answering questionnaires.

Reviews state legislation pertinent to police operations and provides updates to Command Staff.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, planning or a related field, or four years of police planning or urban planning experience, or any equivalent combination of acceptable training, education, and experience. 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 the principles and practices of police planning.

Knowledge of personal computers and Geographic Information Systems.

Knowledge of statistical principles and their application.

Knowledge of police principles and practices.

Knowledge of applicable laws and precedents, city ordinances and state statutes.

Knowledge of department policy and procedures.

Knowledge of Internet and World Wide Web application, word processing, powerpoint, spreadsheets, and databases.

Ability to gather, compile and analyze data.

Ability to communicate clearly, both in orally and in writing.

Ability to work quickly and accurately and to handle the pressure of deadlines.

Ability to read, write and interpret technical reports, grant requirements and statutory language documents.

Ability to perform mathematical calculations.

Skill in interpersonal communication and in maintaining cohesive professional relationships.

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to speak, hear, see and write the English language.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle in order to travel to meetings, training and project sites.

Ability to make decisions independently.

Ability to perform routine and complex tasks.

Ability to sit for periods in excess of two hours at a time.

Ability to lift, carry, push and pull items weighing up to 20 pounds.

Ability to read, write and interpret technical reports.

Ability to use reasoning and comprehend technical materials.

 

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 - 02/04/2013