Police Sergeant Special Assignment
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)
- Supervises, trains and evaluates police officers and civilian employees. Schedules and coordinates shift changes.
- Patrols assigned area of the City for the prevention of crime and enforcement of all applicable criminal, traffic and other laws and ordinances.
- Responds to citizen complaints or questions regarding subordinate actions.
- Responds to calls for service involving crimes (e.g., robberies, assaults, homicides, narcotics, etc.)
- Responds to general public service calls for civil or societal problems.
- Writes necessary reports and checks written reports for completeness and accuracy.
- Reviews a variety of police related reports prepared by officers and civilian employees. Prepares and presents daily briefings.
- Coordinates investigative activities by maintaining contact with all involved personnel.
- Advise employees concerning questions on departmental policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of the criminal justice system.
- Knowledge of the protocols in a law enforcement agency.
- Knowledge of the proper maintenance of law enforcement tools.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of modern police work and law enforcement methods.
- Knowledge of federal, state and city laws governing police operations, custody of prisoners, search and seizure, and the rules of evidence.
- Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of general law enforcement problems.
- Knowledge of patrol, criminal and traffic investigations.
- Skill in the use of handgun and self-defense.
- Skill in the use of crime scene evidence collection.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Skill in training and supervising assigned staff.
- Skill in performing work requiring physical vigor.
- Skill in analyzing situations, maintain composure, and making effective and reasonable decisions.
- Skill in remembering names, faces and details of incidents.
- Skill in remaining in control physically and emotionally during stressful situations.
- Skill in pursuing and controlling suspects.
- Skill in learning the city’s geography.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED, and three (3) years Police Officer experience, Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Certificate of Compliance in Law Enforcement, and a valid State of Florida driver’s license.
Last Revision date: October 2001