CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

First Line Supv/Mgr Police and Detectives

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Police Services
Benchmark Title: First Line Supv/Mgr Police and Detectives
Summary Job Description Tasks
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force. Explain police operations to subordinates to assist them in performing their job duties.
Inform personnel of changes in regulations and policies, implications of new or amended laws, and new techniques of police work.
Supervise and coordinate the investigation of criminal cases, offering guidance and expertise to investigators, and ensuring that procedures are conducted in accordance with laws and regulations.
Investigate and resolve personnel problems within organization and charges of misconduct against staff.
Train staff in proper police work procedures.
Maintain logs, prepare reports, and direct the preparation, handling, and maintenance of departmental records.
Monitor and evaluate the job performance of subordinates, and authorize promotions and transfers.
Direct collection, preparation, and handling of evidence and personal property of prisoners.
Develop, implement and revise departmental policies and procedures.
Conduct raids and order detention of witnesses and suspects for questioning.
Prepare work schedules and assign duties to subordinates.
Discipline staff for violation of department rules and regulations.
Cooperate with court personnel and officials from other law enforcement agencies and testify in court as necessary.
Review contents of written orders to ensure adherence to legal requirements.
Inspect facilities, supplies, vehicles, and equipment to ensure conformance to standards.
Prepare news releases and respond to police correspondence.
Requisition and issue equipment and supplies.
Meet with civic, educational, and community groups to develop community programs and events, and to discuss law enforcement subjects.
Direct release or transfer of prisoners.
Prepare budgets and manage expenditures of department funds.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Police Services
Benchmark Title: First Line Supv/Mgr Police and Detectives
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Sociology and Anthropology Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Telecommunications Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Communications and Media Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Police Services
Benchmark Title: First Line Supv/Mgr Police and Detectives
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Police Services
Benchmark Title: First Line Supv/Mgr Police and Detectives
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Police Services
Benchmark Title: First Line Supv/Mgr Police and Detectives
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Computer aided composite drawing software Graphics or photo imaging software
Corel WordPerfect software Word processing software
Crime mapping software Map creation software
Data entry software Data base user interface and query software
DesignWare 3D EyeWitness Graphics or photo imaging software
Email software Electronic mail software
Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System IAFIS Data base user interface and query software
Law enforcement information databases Data base user interface and query software
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Internet Explorer Internet browser software
Microsoft Office Visio Charting software
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
Microsoft Word Word processing software
National Crime Information Center NCIC database Data base user interface and query software
National Integrated Ballistics Information Network NIBIN Data base user interface and query software
Scheduling software Calendar and scheduling software SmartDraw Legal Graphics or photo imaging software
Spillman Technologies Records Management Data base user interface and query software
The CAD Zone The Crime Zone Graphics or photo imaging software
35 millimeter cameras Still cameras
Audio recording equipment Surveillance video or audio recorders
Automated external defibrillators AED Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles
Base station radios Two way radios
Biohazard suits Hazardous material protective apparel
Body armor Body armour
Breathalyzers Alcohol analysers
Bulletproof vests Bullet proof vests
Crime scene tape measures Tape measures
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Digital cameras Digital cameras
Digital video cameras Digital camcorders or video cameras
Distance measuring wheels Measuring wheels for distance
Drug testing kits Narcotic test kits
Explosive detectors Weapons or explosives detectors
Filter masks Masks or accessories
Fingerprint evidence kits Fingerprint latent print kits
Fingerprint scanners Biometric identification equipment
First aid kits Emergency medical services first aid kits
Laptop computers Notebook computers
Metal detectors Metal detectors
Metal handcuffs Handcuffs
Mobile data computers Notebook computers
Multi-line telephone systems Special purpose telephones
Multipurpose fire extinguishers Fire extinguishers
Nightsticks Night sticks
Noise meters Sound measuring apparatus or decibel meter
Pepper spray Hand sprayers
Personal computers Personal computers
Plastic handcuffs Handcuffs
Police motorcycles Police vehicles
Police patrol cars Police vehicles
Police rifles Military rifles
Police shotguns Police or security shotguns
Radar speed readers Radarbased surveillance systems
Radio scanners Radio frequency scanners
Remote traffic signal controllers Traffic signals
Riot shields Riot shields
Road flares Flares
Semiautomatic handguns Handguns
Semiautomatic pistols Handguns
Service revolvers Handguns
Side-handle batons Riot batons
Surveillance binoculars Binoculars
Suspect fingerprinting equipment Fingerprint equipment
Teletype terminals Teletype input devices
Two way radios Two way radios
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Police Services
Benchmark Title: First Line Supv/Mgr Police and Detectives
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Police Services
Benchmark Title: First Line Supv/Mgr Police and Detectives
Alternate Job Title(s)
Administrative Operations Officer
Bureau Chief
Chief Deputy Sheriff
Chief of Harbor Patrol
Chief of Police
Civil Division Commander Deputy Sheriff
Commanding Officer Homicide Squad
Community Relations Police Lieutenant
Court Deputy
Criminal and Patrol Division Commander Deputy Sheriff
Deputy Chief Sheriff
Deputy Sheriff
Desk Officer
Desk Sergeant
Detective Chief
Detective Lieutenant
Detective Sergeant
Detective Supervisor
Harbor Master
Harbor Police Launch Commander
Homicide Squad Commanding Officer
Hostage Negotiator
Identification and Communications Supervisor
Identification and Records Commander
Internal Affairs Commander
Investigation Division Commanding Officer
Line Sergeant
Motorized Squad Commanding Officer
Patrol Captain
Patrol Commander
Patrol Police Sergeant
Patrol Sergeant
Police Captain
Police Chief
Police Chief Deputy
Police Commanding Officer
Police Field Commander
Police Field Operation Officer
Police Lieutenant
Police Officer
Police Patrol Lieutenant
Police Reserves Commander
Police Sergeant
Police Shift Commander
Police Superintendent
Police Supervisor
Port Warden
Precinct Captain
Precinct Commanding Officer
Precinct Police Captain
Precinct Police Lieutenant
Precinct Police Sergeant
Safety Supervisor
Sheriff Chief Deputy
Shift Supervisor
Special Agent in Charge (SAC)
Special Weapons and Tactics Officer (SWAT Officer)
Suspect Artist Supervisor
Traffic Division Commanding Officer
Traffic Lieutenant
Traffic Sergeant
Traffic Supervisor
Under Sheriff
Uniform Force Captain
Vehicle Maintenance Unit Commanding Officer
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Police Services
Benchmark Title: First Line Supv/Mgr Police and Detectives
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