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This is responsible, supervisory, and limited administrative work in planning, assigning, and supervising the activities of a major division of the police department.

Work involves the responsibility for planning, assigning, and supervising activities of the patrol or investigative operation. Work includes the responsibility for making decisions regarding actions to be taken, and exercising independent judgment in the application of laws and ordinances. Supervision is exercised through subordinate supervisors over all employees of the assigned operation. Work is performed independently within established laws, policies, and regulations and is reviewed through conferences and reports.


Plans, assigns, supervises, and participates in the programs and activities of the patrol and investigative operations.

Develops staffing plans; studies crime and other reports to determine trends, and makes recommendations for changes in organization and operating procedures to obtain the most effective results.

Prepares or directs the preparation and maintenance of necessary records and reports.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from a standard high school supplemented by the completion of three years of college; and considerable progressively responsible 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).

Thorough knowledge of modern police methods, practices and techniques.

Thorough knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and university regulations.

Considerable knowledge of the methods and practices of police administration.

Considerable knowledge of the functions and objectives of other state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies.

Ability to analyze complex police problems.

Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates and to advise, instruct, and train personnel.

Ability to write and speak effectively.

Ability to exercise command under the most difficult of conditions, based upon recognition by subordinates of the technical competence, character, and emotional suitability of the superior.

Ability to deal with the public firmly and courteously under stress conditions and to establish effective working relationships with the public, news media, and others contacted in the course of work.

Skill in the use and care of firearms and firm administration of firearms safety policies.

Skill in first aid training.



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