Town of Middleburg Middleburg, VA, USA
Sep 11, 2020Full Time
The Lieutenant shall have a thorough understanding of the duties of patrol officers and shall assist and instruct the officers under his or her supervision in the proper performance of their duties. The Lieutenant occupies the first level of supervision in the department. His or her primary responsibility is exacting the proper performance of police duty from patrol officers according to community-oriented policing goals. Specific duties and responsibilities of Lieutenant: Serves as acting Chief in the absence of the Chief. Performs all work required of a police officer. Prepares reports on offenses, calls for service, and daily reports, as well as administrative reports as directed. Supervises patrol officers as assigned by the Chief. Maintains an active, working knowledge of departmental oral and written administrative guidance and in relevant laws and local ordinances. Is the training coordinator. Submits a written report to the Chief regarding potential disciplinary actions by staff. Implements all orders received from the Chief. Accountable for the actions or omissions of officers under his or her supervision. Responds to emergencies, incidents, or dispatches as required. Takes command of the situation until relieved by the Chief. Actively promotes crime-prevention strategies and methods. Knowledgeably advises citizens and businesses on crime prevention. Develops and maintains case files and other paperwork appropriate to investigative matters. He or she shall be knowledgeable about legal processes such as grand juries and obtaining warrants. Investigates or oversees all investigations for felonies that cannot be concluded during a regular shift for the officer receiving the initial complaint. Investigates or oversees all investigations for misdemeanors that are handled at the shift level or that may be passed on to him or her and informs the Chief of police about all investigation statuses. Maintains liaison with investigators of the other agencies, court personnel, and correctional officials on matters of mutual concern. Shall head up the accreditation team. Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Chief.