The South Palm Beach Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Lieutenant. An employee in this rank assists the Chief in supervising the activities of the Police Department. Applications are available at www.southpalmbeach.com or in person from South Palm Beach Human Resources. Proof of qualifications listed will be required. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Closing date for applications will be January 31, 2019.
1. Assure efficient performance of Police Officers on assigned shifts.
2. Supervise criminal identification work and conduct criminal investigations.
- Exercise immediate supervision over subordinates on an assigned shift and assist when necessary.
- Perform all duties of a Police Officer in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Department and Florida Law.
- Receives general instructions from the Chief regarding assignments and procedures to be followed and specific instructions when exceptional problems arise.
- Evaluates subordinates.
1. Has immediate charge of Police Officers assigned to shifts.
2. Assigns officers to areas of patrol and instructs them regarding their duties.
3. Checks officer’s performance of duties making suggestions for better execution of work.
4. Insures all ordinances are enforced and life and property are protected and conducts building fire inspections as determined by the Fire Service Provider.
5 Takes active charge in unusual situations on their tour of duty.
6 Checks officer’s reports and personally make reports to his supervisor.
- Observes reports and takes proper disciplinary action for any breach of duty or inefficiency.
- Directs and performs crash investigations.
- Performs related work as required by the Chief.
- Reports directly to the Chief of Police.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
1. Knowledge of approved principles and practices of Police operations.
2. Awareness of laws pertaining to enforcement of Police regulations
3. Knowledge of First Aid.
4. Skill and knowledge in firearms and equipment.
- Ability to supervise subordinates.
- Ability to be courteous and firm with the public.
1. Graduate from standard high school or equivalency diploma with some Police courses.
2. Should have at least five (5) years police experience and one (1) year of which in a supervisory capacity.
3. Must be certified as a law enforcement officer by the Florida Police Standards and Training Commission and meet all requirements of Chapter 943, Florida Statutes.