To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Answers citizens' calls for service; enforces State Criminal Code and Traffic Code of Virginia; conducts crime scene investigations including collection of evidence, taking fingerprints and photographs; interviews victims, witnesses, informants, and suspects; prepares reports on information collected.
Provides general public assistance to motorists and citizens in a variety of noncriminal situations. Assumes command at specials events, activities and situations when the Lieutenant is not available.
Responds to requests for assistance in a variety of situations including major crimes; investigates complaints, takes reports, issues summonses or makes arrests as appropriate. Conducts or assists in conducting investigations; conducts legal searches and surveillance' confiscates property related to crimes.
Serves criminal warrants, and other court orders as required.
Trains, recruits and hires staff; assigns and supervises work; conducts performance appraisals; provides counseling in the development of staff.
Reviews case reports and performs case file management, warrant control, maintains and compiles statistics for productivity reports, monitors maintenance of equipment and vehicles; conducts monthly inspections of weapons, vehicles and specialized equipment.
Writes accurate and complete reports of calls for service. Prepares case files and testifies in court as needed.
Receives assignments for and or responds to calls involving particular types of criminal violations.
Provides training and guidance to new recruits.
Conducts and coordinates lineups, prepares computer composites.
Interviews victims, witness, informants, and suspects ensuring that the suspect's rights are not violated.
Works closely with Child Protective Services in investigating crimes involving children.
Assists patrol officer's investigations; processes all evidence collected by other departmental personnel.
Ensures all calls for service are answered and completed within a timely manner.
Investigates areas of crime and observes activities and properties to prevent and detect criminal activity.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of police methods, supervisory practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; thorough knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings; demonstrated ability to lead, manage and direct the activities of law enforcement personnel; ability to effectively evaluate the quality and quantity of work of employees; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear reports; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of motor vehicles; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED and moderate experience in law enforcement, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, using hands to finger, handle or feel, climbing or balancing, reaching with hands and arms, tasting or smelling, pushing or pulling and repetitive motions and occasionally requires stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and lifting; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arms length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to blood-borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment, frequently requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), exposure to the risk of electrical shock and working with explosives; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
Virginia Law Enforcement Certification
Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.