This is a mid-management law enforcement position. The employee
occupying this position is responsible for supervision of police, natural resources enforcement, and
criminal investigations of the Police Department.
Work of this class is characterized by: the responsibility for supervision, either directly or through
subordinates, over the day to day operation of a law enforcement office; for resolving problems
within the limits of responsibility; for evaluation of work performance, recommending service
awards and disciplinary measures; assists in setting departmental goals and meeting them. The
Lieutenant is expected to apply reasonable judgment and previous experience in resolving
problems, coaching and counseling subordinates, meeting emergencies and interpreting
departmental policies and regulations within the parameters defined by the Chief of Police and the
Law & Justice Commission. Occasionally performs the duties of the Chief of Police in his/her
absence. Position requires high moral character and ethical behavior.