Police Captain Duties
This is responsible, supervisory, and limited administrative
work in planning, assigning, and supervising the activities of a
major division of the police department.
Work involves the responsibility for planning, assigning, and
supervising activities of the patrol or investigative operation.
Work includes the responsibility for making decisions regarding
actions to be taken, and exercising independent judgment in the
application of laws and ordinances. Supervision is exercised
through subordinate supervisors over all employees of the
assigned operation. 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 patrol and investigative operations.
Develops staffing plans; studies crime and other reports to
determine trends, and makes recommendations for changes in
organization and operating procedures to obtain the most
Prepares or directs the preparation and maintenance of necessary
records and reports.
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.