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DEPUTY SHERIFF LIEUTENANT (POLICE)
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for operations of a platoon or special unit as assigned. Under general supervision of a Deputy Sheriff Captain (Police) or higher ranking superior, an employee in this class assigns, supervises, evaluates and coordinates the activities within an assigned operation to ensure that Federal and State laws, local ordinances and established policies and procedures are implemented and followed. Assignments are received from a sworn superior, verbally and in writing, allowing for independent judgement in their being implemented. Work performance is reviewed through conference, observation and submission of written reports. Supervision is exercised over a unit or section of the Police Division involving a large number of sworn and civilian personnel through observation and written reports. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Performs as division watch commander; substation executive officer.
Directs the activities of Police forces, criminal investigators or special units.
Assigns tasks to subordinates and reviews operations.
Gives instructions to subordinate Deputies as to methods of improving law enforcement activities.
Directs raids and makes arrests.
Directs Deputy activities at riots, serious crimes, fires or unusual disorders.
Investigates crimes where unusual and/or difficult law enforcement problems are likely to occur.
Dispenses information to staff and citizens regarding departmental policies and methods.
Required to work a significant amount of overtime throughout the year.
May perform all duties of subordinate officers.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of law enforcement agencies.
Thorough knowledge of the New York State Penal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Vehicle and Traffic Law, Ethical Codes and related laws pertaining to law enforcement.
Good knowledge of criminal law with particular reference to search and seizure evidence, apprehension and arrest of suspects and protection of their rights.
Skill in the use of firearms.
Ability to use a computer.
Ability to exercise sound judgement in all instances based upon knowledge/training gained during academy programs, minimizing potential harm to the general public and oneself.
Ability to assign and supervise subordinates.
Ability to deal firmly and effectively with the general public.
Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Ability to work significant amounts of overtime.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Deputy Sheriff Sergeant (Police)