Captain - Office of Professional Standards

Job description

Assists in the leadership and management of the university police department staff as a senior member of the Command Staff assigned to specific operational areas of responsibility including but not limited to: field operations, support operations, investigations, compliance, special operations and emergency services. Responsible for administrative and supervisory enforcement duties involving general and criminal regulations and institutional rules and regulations to provide for the protection, safety, and welfare of students, employees and property within the areas under the control and authorized jurisdiction of the agency.

  1. Serves as a Senior Command Staff member of the Department
  2. Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles, reviews, and approves timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
  3. Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinate staff has the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress
  4. Updates Deputy Police Chief on status of major cases and critical incidents/situations; may perform command functions at major accidents, emergencies, and disasters; assesses and contains scene; assigns personnel; delegates responsibilities; coordinates with other divisions or agencies
  5. Assists in developing long and short-term goals, plans, and objectives for the department: and researches, assesses and meets current and future community law enforcement needs through workforce deployment, equipment use, and community relations programs.
  6. Confers with local law enforcement agencies, court officials, government officials, and other officials on matters of mutual interest.
  7. Assists in developing and administering annual budget for area of assignment: monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget; and prepares bid requests, purchase orders, grant applications and other financial documentation
  8. Investigates complaints against unit personnel: conducts investigations of officers resulting from complaints or allegations of misconduct; administers and documents counseling resulting from officer misconduct in conjunction with Human Resources as appropriate.
  9. Reviews/corrects reports and documentation completed by assigned staff: ensures timely completion of all necessary reports.
  10. Implements and updates policies and procedures; responds to division correspondence; disseminates information regarding new laws and legislation; and prepares performance evaluations for and reviews performance evaluations prepared by subordinates
  11. Creates/maintains positive public relations with the general public: and provides education and information to the public on laws, law enforcement, crime prevention, drug abuse, and related issues.
  12. Attends and facilitates precinct/unit 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; and maintains professional affiliations.
  13. Operates or uses various equipment associated with law enforcement in order to complete work assignments: operates and maintains police vehicle, firearms, electronic control device, emergency equipment, radio/communications equipment and other law enforcement tools and equipment
  14. Speaks to groups and organizations interested in traffic, safety, and criminal law enforcement
  15. Makes evaluations and analyses concerning accomplishments of objectives, prepares and reviews various reports.


  • Provides management/supervision of OPS Lieutenant, Support Services Lieutenant, and Training Lieutenant/DTO
  • Reviews all internal affairs investigations, use of force incidents, and employee conduct and behavior performance evaluations
  • Implements/reviews policy and procedure updates
  • Provides leadership to assigned sections and units
  • Serves as Department liaison with Human Resources
  • Assists in preparation of annual budget
  • Prepares Department annual report
  • Identifies potential training deficiencies and facilitates training to address identified issues
  • Provides and/or assists with Department training
  • Must successfully complete a 40-hour Police Internal Affairs training course from an industry recognized organization
  • Must successfully complete a 24+-hour Police Applicant Background Investigation training course from an industry recognized organization
  • Exceptional knowledge of policies, procedures, statutory and case law, and generally accepted investigative, patrol, evidence, supervisory and general police practices
  • Exceptional interviewing and interrogation skills
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and judicial rulings affecting internal affairs and background investigations processes
  • Knowledge of labor contracts for public safety organizations, if applicable
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to present reports and findings in both written and oral formats
  • Ability to remain impartial and uncompromised, conduct thorough and objective investigations of police misconduct, analyze allegations of misconduct within the context of the policies and procedures of an organization, and understand how the policies apply to each allegation of misconduct
  • Ability to conduct thorough background investigations
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding the activities conducted by the members of the Office of Professional Standards
  • Ability to operate digital video/voice recorders and accompanying software
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, public officials, the general public, and representatives of other agencies
  • Assists subordinates in performance of duties; reviews investigations with subordinates as appropriate, and provides guidance and direction.

  • Six (6) years of law enforcement supervisory experience and ten (10) years of sworn law enforcement experience. Prior Command level supervisor experience at the rank of Lieutenant or above.
  • Able to deal with multiple projects at one time
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, technology, organization, communication, and presentation
  • Exceptional knowledge of operational characteristics, services, and various police operations
  • Advanced knowledge of policies, procedures, law enforcement and crime prevention principles, and the criminal justice system
  • Advanced knowledge of principles of program development and administration, financial reporting, and management systems and reporting
  • Effective goal setting, delegation, stress management, and conflict resolution
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, project consequences, and implement recommendations in support of agency mission
  • Exceptional judgment and decision-making skills, ability to function effectively with no supervision
  • Maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion in personnel matters
  • Administer large and complex budget systems
  • Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and software including word processing, data base management, spreadsheet applications and electronic mail
  • Proficient in the use of position related equipment which include but not limited to; police vehicle, 2-way radio, computer, lethal and non-lethal weapons and restraint devices
  • Knowledge of standard police practices and proven aptitude and compatibility through testing


  • Current, valid and unrestricted Georgia driver's license.
  • Must possess and maintain Georgia POST Peace Officer Basic Certification; may be required to obtain and maintain additional certifications as related to assignment.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field
  • State advanced certificate or equivalent from another state preferred.
  • State supervisory certificate preferred
  • State Management certification preferred
  • Law Enforcement Instructor certification





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Posted: 11/30/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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