EEO Category 3
Under direction, serves as line supervisor of a group of police officers engaged in general patrol or specialized police work in the field or at the station.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supervises and participates in the work of a group of police officers and nonsworn personnel assigned to field patrol duties, traffic enforcement and control within designated areas, or special services duties on an assigned shift;
- Deploys patrol or traffic enforcement and control units when needed;
- Follows up on nonroutine calls, and assists and instructs officers in the handling of nonroutine cases;
- Conducts inspections of personnel and equipment;
- Conducts roll call and gives special orders and instructions for the shift;
- Receives and investigates information, citizen complaints or calls for assistance at the station, in the field, or by radio;
- Supervises and participates in investigation of cases involving juveniles;
- Supervises and may assist in patrol-related functions;
- Supervises and may assist in the booking, fingerprinting, searching, custody, care and welfare of prisoners;
- Supervises personnel in specialty units within the department;
- Performs a variety of record keeping, communications, and administrative office functions;
- May assist in coordination of, and participate in, training courses related to work of the department;
- Participates in and/or supervises staff administrative functions as assigned;
- Receives and reviews reports of officers;
- Prepares daily activity reports and reports on cases being investigated;
- May serve as watch commander and may relieve superior officers in their absence or as assigned;
- Performs related work as required.
Supervision is received from Police Lieutenant or Police Captain; supervision is exercised over Police Officers and other support, nonsworn personnel.
- Departmental organization, policies and regulations;
- Fundamentals of police science including traffic control, crime prevention, and COPPS;
- Criminal investigation methods, rules of evidence, laws of arrest and court procedures;
- Principles and practices of customer service.
- Think clearly and act effectively in emergency situations;
- Supervise, direct, motivate, evaluate, and train a group of police officers;
- Gather, analyze and evaluate facts and evidence, and to draw sound conclusions;
- Prepare clear and accurate reports;
- Deal tactfully and courteously with the public;
- Apply COPPS methods;
- Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
Education and Experience - An Associate's degree or completion of 60 units at an accredited college or university, plus four years of experience as a police officer, two of which must have been with the Escondido Police Department; or a Bachelor's degree and three years of experience as a police officer (two years with Escondido). The last regular annual performance evaluation must be in the satisfactory category or above.
License and Other Requirements - A Supervisory Police Officer Standards and Training Certificate must be obtained within one year of appointment.
In addition to the above, Essential Duties require the following physical, environmental and communication demands:
PHYSICAL: CONTINUOUS transporting up to 25 lbs.; working outdoors; FREQUENT reaching at shoulder height; upward and downward flexion of neck; side-to-side turning of neck; lifting up to 10 lbs. below and at waist level; strong or power grasp of evidence, property, suspects; tight grasp, wrist and arm movement to manipulate baton; fine manipulation of paperwork; light grasp and finger control of radio and telephone; moderate grasp, reach and manipulation of steering wheel; OCCASIONAL walking, standing, sitting, bending and stooping, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching above shoulder height, kneeling, pushing/pulling, twisting at waist; lifting of items weighing from 11 to over 100 lbs. below and at waist level, either with or without assistance; transporting items weighing 26-50 lbs. for distances up to 50 yards without assistance; transporting items weighing from 51 to over 100 lbs. for 30-50 yards with or without assistance; reach, grasp, finger strength and manipulation to operate firearms; INFREQUENT balancing above ground; lifting of items weighing from 11 to over 100 lbs. from chest to above shoulder level, either with or without assistance;
ENVIRONMENTAL: Exposure to: extreme heat and humidity working outdoors, extreme cold of walk-in coolers; temperature swings from indoors to outdoors; extreme noise of traffic, sirens, crowds, firearms; mechanical hazards of factory environments, equipment; electrical hazards of traffic accidents, power lines; explosive hazards of fireworks, traffic collisions, weapons, chemicals; radiation hazards of industrial accidents, traffic collisions; fumes, odors, dust of drug labs, industrial accidents, traffic collisions, fires; toxic substances of fires, drug labs, traffic collisions, industrial accidents. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors and in offices, buildings, automobiles. Work environment is formal, both team-oriented and autonomy-oriented having both routine and variable tasks, high pressure, variably-paced. Work hours are four consecutive 10.5-hour work days, with three days off per week; overtime, holiday, weekend and shift work are required.
COMMUNICATION: In addition to specific vision and hearing requirements detailed above, the position requires SPEAKING using telephone, radio and personal contact; WRITING of reports, citations, field interview forms; READING of reports, legal material, court orders.
Revised by Department - SB