The work involves responsibility to review and conduct investigations of the administrative procedures, operations, systems and programs of a large police department to ensure compliance with regulations and improve operational effectiveness and economy. Under direction of the Chief of Police or his designee, an employee in this class identifies administrative, investigative, law enforcement or personnel problems and takes corrective action or recommends solutions to the Chief or Deputy Chief of a bureau. The incumbent plans and directs the activities of the Inspections Division. The work is performed principally through inspections and in accordance with established policies and procedures. Supervision is exercised over a number of Captains, Lieutenants and Sergeants. Performs related work as required.




Reviews and analyzes the administrative and operational systems of the department.

Reviews the operations of bureaus and makes recommendations for corrective action to the Chief of Police, First Deputy Chief or Deputy Chief of a bureau.

Directs and coordinates the activities of the Inspections Division; instructs and inspects assigned personnel.

Inspects police activities for compliance with departmental regulations.

Analyzes the deployment of personnel, establishes performance standards, analyzes and evaluates programs and makes recommendations for uniformity of operations and improved policies and procedures.

Plans and prepares staff reports with recommendations concerning any police matter at the direction of the Chief or First Deputy Chief of Police.

Initiates such studies and remedial actions as may be required to successfully cope with patrol, traffic or investigative problems.

Performs other related duties and special assignments as assigned by the Chief or First Deputy Chief of Police.




Thorough knowledge of the laws and ordinances governing local police work.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of police work.

Thorough knowledge of the practices employed in investigation work.

Good knowledge of the principles and practices of effective organization and management.

Good knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.

Ability to obtain information through interview, interrogation and observation.

Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members and other governmental personnel.

Ability to prepare comprehensive activity and case reports.

Ability to prepare and present comprehensive oral reports.

Ability to lead and direct subordinate officers.

Ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public.

Ability in the use and care of firearms.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.




One (1) year of permanent competitive class status as a Police Captain.


Revised 10/86