Police Captain


: $42,190.00 - $57,600.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Non-Executive Management

OVERVIEW The mission of the City of Kennesaw Police Department is to assure that our community is safe from crime and public disorder by focusing on the prevention of crime along with reducing the fear of crime. Our values: R.I.S.E. Respect We believe in treating all people with dignity and respect, which includes showing compassion and concern for the victims of crime along with treating offenders with fairness. It is through our respect for people that we gain respect for our department and the law. Integrity We are members of an honorable profession and should always conduct ourselves in a manner that earns respect from all people. Our actions will be governed by the Police Officer s Code of Conduct, the United States Constitution, and the law. Service We will strive to provide the highest level of service to our community. We value the diversity of our community and work in partnership with all segments of our community to achieve our mission of reducing both crime and the fear of crime. Excellence It is our goal to achieve excellence in every aspect of what we do. We demand the highest standards for ourselves and are never satisfied with the status quo . We embrace change and continuously seek out new ideas, both from within the department and from the community, to improve our performance. The Captain is responsible for executing on the strategies and directives established by the Chief of Police in accordance with departmental policies and procedures. This includes managing the day-today operations of the Police Department to include Lieutenants, Sergeants, Detectives, Officers, Administrative Personnel, etc. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Review schedules and ensure adequate coverage is available for 24/7 operations. Review daily activity to include reports, logs and other activity and submit to the Chief of Police for final review. Act as a Subject-Matter-Expert (SME) and serve as an escalation point for staff and field supervisors. Review and participate in the interviewing of candidates as part of the hiring and position selection process. Review ongoing investigations and coordinate with assigned detectives for courses of action. Act in the Chief s capacity when the Chief of Police is not available. Conduct in-field reviews of staff ensuring their duties are being performed within the standards established by the department. Identify opportunities for process improvement and make recommendations to the Chief of Police for policy changes. Act as a liaison between the City of Kennesaw Police Department and the community. Promote a positive interaction when the department is interacting with the community. Engage with community members on a regular basis to promote an active presence of the Police Department. Performs other duties as needed Enforces all city and state codes, ordinances, laws and regulations in order to protect life and property and to prevent crime and promote security. Assists with preparation of long-range management plan; prepares, reviews, and coordinates special programs and project development; prepares action plans for crime reduction; coordinates multi-zone assistance for unusual problems. Performs administrative functions; implements and updates policies and procedures; responds to division correspondence; disseminates information regarding new laws and legislation; prepares performance evaluations for and reviews performance evaluations prepared by subordinates. Oversees specific tasks as assigned; updates Police Chief on status of major cases and critical incidents/situations; provides information to the news media including officer interviews. Assists in developing and administering annual budget; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget; prepares and submits purchase orders. Oversees inventory of equipment and supplies; prepares purchase orders for police equipment and supplies; conducts research and reviews and tests police equipment, such as vehicles, speed detection equipment, firearms, radio/communications equipment, etc. Reviews/corrects reports and documentation completed by assigned staff; ensures completion of all necessary reports; approves content of accident/incident reports; reviews/approves time sheets. May perform command functions at major accidents, emergencies, and disasters; assesses and contains scene; assigns personnel; delegates responsibilities; coordinates with over divisions or agencies. Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; performs driving functions in a safe and efficient manner under various conditions, including day/night hours, in congested traffic, in adverse weather conditions, and in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits. Maintains records, logs, and files of work activities; maintains current manuals, policies/procedures, bulletins, map books, and other materials for reference and/or review. Conducts and attends division meetings, training sessions and seminars as required to remain knowledgeable of departmental operations, to promote improved job performance, and to stay current with changing policies, procedures, codes, and criminal/civil case law; reads professional literature. Communicates with supervisors, officers, City employees, other departments, outside law enforcement agencies, court officials, attorneys, victims, complainants, prisoners, suspects, the media, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to obtain information, coordinate activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve problems, or give/receive advice/direction. MININUM QUALIFICATIONS Minimum of a Bachelor s degree in Criminal Justice or related degree required. Minimum 10 years as a Georgia POST certified Peace Officer. Minimum two years of supervisor experience in a management level position. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the job duties and responsibilities. CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES Georgia POST Law Enforcement Certification is required. Georgia POST Management Certification is required. Georgia POST Supervision Certification is required. Advanced training through the Georgia Command College Program, the Southern Police Institute, North Western University, or the FBI National Academy is preferred. Possession of a valid Georgia Driver s license and proof of automobile liability insurance is a condition of continued employment. Must pass pre-employment and periodic random drug screens Must pass pre-employment physical Must be able to pass background suitability investigation KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES Data Utilization : Requires the ability to coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data. Includes exercising judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations, referencing data analyses to determine necessity for revision of organizational components, and in the formulation of operational strategy. Human Interaction : Requires the ability to function in a managerial capacity for a division or organizational unit. Includes the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels. Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization : Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions. Verbal Aptitude : Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information. Mathematical Aptitude : Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs. Functional Reasoning : Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems. Situational Reasoning : Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the direction, control and planning of an entire program or set of programs. ADA Requirements: Individuals applying for the posted position must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. Physical Requirements: Vision adequate to operate vehicles and equipment, read instructions and follow directions, read maps and small print, detect subtle shades of color; Hearing adequate to distinguish mechanical noises, converse on radio, telephone and in person at distances of up to 50 feet, and detect unusual sounds; voice volume and speech clarity to command during an emergency; Body mobility adequate to operate emergency equipment and perform required duties; stamina to perform administrative functions and to meet physical and mental demands during an emergency; use of hands and fingers adequate for operation of special equipment and weapons, writing, typing and computer related functions; ability to lift heavy equipment, as needed in emergency conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to run. The employee must occasionally lift up to 75 pounds and move up to 150 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. Upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 5 - 10 years Bonus/Commission: No * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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