Police Lieutenant Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Manages, controls and coordinates activities of an assigned law
enforcement/public safety division.
fifth in a series of five classifications. It is distinguished from
Police Sergeants in that the Lieutenant performs more administrative
duties and much less fieldwork. Police Sergeants typically report to
Police Lieutenants. Police Lieutenants typically report to the head
of campus public safety.
Examples of Duties:
- Hires, coaches, reviews, supervises, and terminates assigned
employees, or makes effective suggestions and recommendations
that are given particular weight regarding the employment status
of assigned employees.
- Informs members of division of changes in regulations and
policies, implications of new or amended laws and new techniques
of police work.
- Disseminates and explains special messages and decisions of
administration to subordinates.
- Submits reports or verbally informs supervisor on activities
of division and makes recommendations based on analysis of
trends or problems.
- Assists in developing new or revised policies and
- Reviews and examines all documentation and reports generated
by staff for completeness and to keep apprised of activities.
- Investigates complaints against staff; recommends action to
- Develops budget projections as input to annual budget
process; reviews budget status periodically with supervisor.
- Coordinates and supervises special activities or events on
campus requiring additional support from division or contact
with outside law enforcement agencies.
- Resolves problems and questions presented by subordinate
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of administrative procedures, budget preparation
and management practices.
- Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures.
- Knowledge of law enforcement practices and procedures and
applicable laws, rules and regulations.
- Skill in applying laws, rules and regulations.
- Skill in managing situations firmly, courteously, tactfully
years of experience as an Arizona Police Officer Standards and
Training (AZ POST) AND certified officer, which includes one year of
supervisory experience; OR, Bachelor's degree in Police Science,
Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Public Administration, a
social science or related field AND two years' experience as an AZ
POST certified officer which includes one year of supervisory
experience; OR, Equivalent out-of-state certification; must obtain
an AZ POST regular officer certification within six months from date
of hire. Possession of current Arizona Type D driver's license is
required upon employment.
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