Job Code: 87125
FLSA Status: This position is typically exempt.
Prepared By: NAU Human Resources Department
Revision Date: 06-24-03
A Police Commander is responsible for the planning, supervision, day-to-day activities, special operations, and personnel of his/her assigned division.
A Police Commander provides highly complex staff assistance to the Chief of Police. Work requires considerable judgement in the interpretation and application of rules, regulations, laws and ordinances. Considerable latitude is permitted for independent action within the framework of department and division policies. Assumes the responsibilities of the Chief of Police in his/her absence. A Police Commander reports to and receives general direction from the Chief of Police.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Knowledge and experience in the application of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of police programs, policies, and operational needs.
- Knowledge of principles, procedures, and methods used in modern policing.
- Working knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws and ordinances.
- Capable of using available state-of-the-art technology affecting law enforcement activities and skill in producing and utilizing management reports.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and manage the activities of commissioned and non-commissioned personnel in a fair and respectful manner.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze complex police problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of established goals.
- Ability to analyze and modify police service delivery modes in order to enhance effectiveness while maintaining efficiency.
- Ability to recruit, supervise, train and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the community, supervisors, peers, and subordinates.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Business or Public Administration, or a related field, six years of varied assignments as a State certified peace officer to include a minimum of three years of police supervisory experience; OR
- An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge skills, and abilities have been achieved.
- Possess a current AZPOST peace officer certification; OR
- Possess an equivalent out-of-state peace officer certification; must obtain an AZPOST peace officer certification within sixty (60) days of hire date.
- Possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Arizona Type D driver's license upon employment.
- Completion of advanced courses in law enforcement supervision and management.