Police Lieutenant Duties
This is responsible supervisory work directing law enforcement
activities for an assigned shift, staff of police personnel or
specialized technical police work of comparable responsibility.
An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for
assigning and supervising the work of assigned personnel engaged
in patrol activities or in police work of a specialized nature.
Considerable independent judgement, initiative, and
understanding must be exercised in interpreting orders, rules,
and regulations, and in meeting emergency situations. Work is
performed in accordance with established rules, regulations, and
instructions from superior officers who review the work through
reports, conferences, and observation of police efficiency.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Acts as Shift Commander; determines personnel and equipment
assignments; reviews investigation and arrest reports, and
determines disposition requirements.
Supervises and participates in the work of personnel engaged in
the investigation of crimes and other offenses against persons
and property; handles the more difficult and sensitive
situations; reviews investigation reports.
Supervises the work of personnel engaged in communications and
the preparation and maintenance of a variety of police records
and reports on an assigned shift.
Assists superior officer in developing and implementing new or
revised policies and procedures; interprets policies and
procedures to departmental employees.
Acts as liaison between the police department and automotive
center in order to keep all patrol cars in the best running
condition at all times.
Assumes the duties of a Captain, in the Captain's absence, when
Prepares or directs the preparation and maintenance of necessary
records and reports.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school supplemented by the
completion of two years of college; and considerable experience
in law enforcement work, including supervisory experience; or
any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Will fully comply with the requirements for peace officer as set
forth in the Georgia Peace Officers' Standards and Training Act,
as defined by the Georgia Peace Officers' Standards and Training
Council. Georgia Law 92A-2100 (as amended).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Extensive knowledge of standard police practices and techniques.
Extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and
ordinances, particularly the laws of arrest and evidence as well
as full familiarity with University policies in the public
Extensive knowledge of the campus and surrounding geographic
Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work and training of
subordinates and to command their respect.
Ability to obtain information through interview and
interrogation and to deal firmly and courteously with the public
under stress conditions.
Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to
determine proper course of action on own initiative.
Ability to speak and write effectively.
Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with
employees, university officials, and the public.
Skill in the use and care of firearms and firm administration of
firearms safety policies.
Skill in first aid training.