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Police Captain
The ideal candidate for the police captain position can lead major divisions in a modern, progressive police department, instilling trust within the community, developing and implementing plans to achieve the mission and vision of the department, and inspiring employees to perform with excellence through development and mentoring. As a member of the police department’s management team, the captain will be part of a collaborative group working with the senior command staff, city staff, and community members to provide leadership and management of department-wide issues while supporting the goals and objectives of the organization.

The ideal candidate will have a broad base of law enforcement experience in a variety of operational and administrative areas, possess knowledge of policing an urban-based community, be exceptional at relationship building both inside and outside the organization, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, have a history of positive collaboration across divisions and groups, a history of planning and facilitating special events, and have a strong desire to embed themselves into the community.

This position requires impeccable character and ethics, high morals, and a strong work ethic, that combined with uncompromising standards, inspires and motivates others to excel. The department values leadership, professionalism, and dedication as we focus on accountability, buy-in, and collaboration to partner with and protect our great community. The ideal candidate will be responsible for continuing to build trust in the community and the organization through transparent communication, innovation in problem solving, and a dedication to service.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk, run; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, moving mechanical parts, work with explosives and work in high or precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may be loud.

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How To Apply

Please submit a signed and completed application, resume and any other relevant supporting documentation no later than 5:00PM ET on Friday, June 9, 2023.

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Application materials must be sent electronically, with return receipt request, to: recruitment@esci.us
Position: Police Captain
Organization: Lynchburg Police Department
Location: Lynchburg,  VA 
United States
Salary: $109,532.00 - $117,617.00 (Yearly Salary)
Posting Start Date: 5/9/2023
Date Posted: 5/24/2023
Requirements REQUIRED:
  • Two years of experience as a police Lieutenant, or an equivalent level command position, or higher, in a law enforcement organization of similar size and functional responsibility as of the selection process eligibility date;
  • Associate degree from an accredited college or university, or the equivalent of 60 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • A minimum of 10 years of certified law enforcement experience;
  • Current Virginia DCJS law enforcement officer certification or the ability to obtain Virginia DCJS law enforcement officer certification within six months of hire;
  • Must have successfully completed a recognized university-level management training program approved by the chief of police. Acceptable schools include, but are not limited to: FBI National Academy, Administrative Officers Management Program (North Carolina State University), National Criminal Justice Command College (University of Virginia), Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course (University of Louisville), and School of Police Staff and Command (Northwestern University);
  • Prior to employment, external candidates must complete the LPD application process which includes a polygraph examination, psychological examination, background investigation, physical examination, and medical examination;
  • The chief of police has the final authority in determining whether any candidate has met the minimum qualifications for the rank of captain.


Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Interpersonal Skills
Solid interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution skills, required for work with individual citizens or other employees.

Other Requirements
Possession of a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record according to city criteria.

Must successfully complete IS100 and IS700 National Incident Management (NIMS) training within 90 days of employment. May also be required to complete higher levels of NIMS training as determined appropriate for the position.
Status: This listing expires on: 6/9/2023
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Organization Information
Lynchburg Police Department

Lynchburg,  VA 
United States
Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI)