Police Lieutenant

  • 408509

SUMMARY: Under general direction, supervises a division or section of the police department; develops innovative programs and seeks associated grant funding sources; provides daily direction, guidance, inspection and evaluation of the tasks assigned to sworn and civilian employees; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Supervises, trains and schedules assigned staff.
  2. Provides direction for assigned areas.
  3. Develops innovative programs and seeks out grant funding sources, writes the grant and budget, handles all aspects of award document, monitors and assists with grant reporting, provides recommendations for budget amendments and residual fund allocation.
  4. Prepares subordinate’s evaluations, counsels and makes recommendations on disciplinary actions.
  5. Investigates citizens’ complaints and questions regarding subordinate’s actions.
  6. Ensures purchases are within budget and in accordance with fund requirements.
  • Skill in analyzing situations, maintaining composure, and making effective and reasonable decisions.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in budget preparation and management.
  • Skill in preparing accurate and comprehensive reports.
  • Skill in researching and analyzing police issues and recommending solutions.
  • Skill in the use of computers and related software.
  • Skill in training and supervising assigned staff.
  • Knowledge of business English, grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and city laws governing police operations, custody of prisoners, search and seizure, and the rules of evidence.
  • Knowledge of proper police protocols.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of modern police administration and law enforcement methods.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves light to moderate work generally in an office setting. There is frequent need to walk, sit, talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle or feel and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use random drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree accepted by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission from an accredited college or university with a major in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or related field and one (1) year full-time regular (non-probationary) status as a Police Sergeant with the City of West Palm Beach Police Department. Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Certificate of Compliance in Law Enforcement, and a valid State of Florida driver’s license are required.

Last Revision date: January 2003
Overtime: Yes
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