Apply department orders, rules and regulations to police situations; understands and applies legal standards.
Supervises the work of uniformed police officers on assigned shift. Accompanies officers on calls. Remains available to provide guidance as required to ensure department goals and objectives are attained. Assists subordinates in conducting criminal investigations. Communicates with the Lieutenant. Assumes command of major incident scenes and summons other resources as required.
Assigns officers to work in various areas and assignments. Approves/disapproves sick and vacation leave. Assigns officers to training. Establishes work schedules, and approves overtime.
Observes and evaluates the work of officers.
Recommends, develops, and implements programs to address crime trends.
Monitors overtime and exercises fiscal responsibility. Recommends purchase and replacement of equipment.
Maintains discipline and instills positive attitudes among officers.
Investigates complaints, use of force incidents and pursuit reviews; provides recommendations for or against discipline.
Operates patrol/unmarked vehicle in a safe and effective manner.
Performs general patrol duties.
May involve public information officer duties and managing police social media accounts.
Applies for search warrants, conducts follow up on criminal reports.
Ability to react quickly to danger and adapt to different people, behavior, and circumstances.
Performs traffic enforcement and stops; issues citations; investigates sources of odor to include alcohol and drugs;
Meets with prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, detectives from other agencies in case resolution and filing, court preparation and testimony.