Deputy Chief of Police Duties
This is highly responsible, supervisory, and administrative work
in coordinating and supervising the day to day operations of the
University police department.
Work involves direct responsibility for planning, assigning, and
supervising the activities of the patrol unit, and coordinating
the activities of the patrol operations, detective operations,
crime prevention operations, and inter-departmental training. An
employee allocated to this class of work is second in command to
the chief of police and has command responsibility over all
other members of the department. Work is performed independently
within established laws, policies, and regulations and is
reviewed through conferences and reports.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans, assigns, supervises, and participates in the programs and
activities of the police department.
Develops and implements staffing plans; studies crime and other
reports to determine trends, and implements changes in
organization and operating procedures to obtain the most
Prepares or directs the preparation and maintenance of necessary
records and reports.
Supervises subordinates and highly complex criminal and other
Assumes full responsibility for the activities of the department
during the absence of the Chief of Police.
Exercises independent judgement in all matters pertaining to the
day to day operations including the application of laws and
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school supplemented by the
completion of three years of college; and considerable
progressively responsible experience; or any equivalent
combination of training and experience.
Will fully comply with the requirements for peace officer as set
forth in the Georgia Peace Officers' Standards and Training Act,
as defined by the Georgia Peace Officers' Standards and Training
Council. Georgia Law 92A-2100 (as amended).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of modern police methods, practices and
Thorough knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and
Considerable knowledge of the methods and practices of police
Considerable knowledge of the functions and objectives of other
state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies.
Ability to analyze complex police problems.
Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates
and to advise, instruct, and train personnel.
Ability to write and speak effectively.
Ability to exercise command under the most difficult of
conditions, based upon recognition by subordinates of the
technical competence, character, and emotional suitability of
Ability to deal with the public firmly and courteously under
stress conditions and to establish effective working
relationships with the public, news media, and others contacted
in the course of work.
Skill in the use and care of firearms and firm administration of
firearms safety policies.
Skill in first aid training