Police Lieutenant – CID

Full Time
Police Station
Posted 2 years ago


Performs a variety of routine and complex public safety work in the administration of the police department. Supervises police investigation and related law enforcement activities. Exercises general supervision over police investigative sergeants and subordinate officers and support staff.


1.         Oversees and may personally participate in investigating criminal law violations occurring within the jurisdiction of the department, obtaining evidences and compiling information regarding these crimes, preparing cases for filing of charges, testifying in court, and related activities.

2.         Supervises the scheduling and coordination of shift changes.

3.         Reviews a variety of police related reports prepared by subordinate officers or others.

4.         Evaluates officers’ arrests based on circumstances and evidence to determine whether subject will be detained or placed in jail.

5.         Makes day‑to‑day police assignments as required by the needs of the department.

6.         Makes plans about individual tactical matters such as equipment to be used for particular operations or the detailed plans needed for an investigation. Develops new approaches to investigate problems.

7.         Determines how to deploy personnel during emergency responses and assists patrol lieutenant in assuring the needs of the department are met.

8.         Maintains continuous contact with the Director of Public Safety/Police Chief and other police supervisory personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations and provide general information about department activities.

9.         Maintains contact with general public, court officials, and other city officials in the performance of police activities.

10.       Conducts periodic performance evaluations and planning sessions for assigned personnel. Counsels assigned personnel on job performance and disciplinary matters.

11.       Maintains availability by radio, telephone and email for consultation on major emergencies or other department business.   

12.       Carries out duties in conformance with federal, state, county, and city laws and ordinances.

13.       Oversees and assists, as needed, in the patrol of city streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations’ and to otherwise serve and protect.

14.       Oversees and assists, as needed in the response to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc. Takes appropriate law enforcement action.

15.       Prepares a variety of reports and records.

16.       Reviews, evaluates and develops programs, policies and procedures for various departmental operations.

17.       Assists in the preparation and administration of the department budget as directed.


Interrogates suspects, witnesses and drivers; preserves evidence; arrests violators; investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents; summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles; takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene; conducts follow‑up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift; seeks out and questions victim, witnesses and suspects; develops leads and tips; searches scene of crimes for clues; analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests offenders; prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings.

Coordinates and supervises the training, assignment, development of subordinate police officers.

Coordinates activities with supervisors or other City departments, exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies, and obtains advice from the City Attorney, Court Administrator, and Municipal Prosecutor’s Office regarding cases, policies and procedures.

Decides case priorities and determines when to take over an investigation.

Analyzes and recommends improvements to equipment and facilities, as needed.

Assists citizens with such matters as locked or stalled vehicles, crime prevention, drug resistance, traffic safety, etc.

Monitors and observes investigative activities to ensure that conduct and performance conforms to department standards.

Schedules and conducts meetings.

Maintains all departmental equipment, supplies and facilities as the need arises.

Maintains liaison with community groups, civic organizations and participates in ALL activities that will boost the department inside and outside normal operating hours. 


Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(A) High school diploma or equivalent supplemented by a two‑year community college degree or vocational school training in police sciences, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, public administration, or a closely related field; and

(B) Completion of the basic law enforcement training academy or equivalent; and

(C) Minimum of eight (8) years’ work experience as a fully commissioned police officer, three of which shall have been in a supervisory position; or

(D) An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(A) Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment; Considerable knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations; Extensive knowledge of City’s geography.

(B) Skill in the operation of the tools and equipment listed below;

(C) Ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel; Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors; Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions; Ability to follow and give verbal and written instructions; Ability to maintain a positive attitude and good relationships with coworkers and community members.  Ability to meet the special requirements listed below.


(A) Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver license without record of suspension or revocation in any state; (B) Ability to meet Department’s physical standards; (C) Intermediate Law Enforcement Training certification or equivalent.


Police car, police radio, radar gun, handgun and other weapons as required, asp baton, handcuffs, breathalyzer, pager, first aid equipment, personal computer including word processing software.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work involves sitting, talking, hearing, using hands to finger, handle or operate objects, controls or tools and reaching with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, taste or smell.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee must occasionally push, pull, lift and/or carry more than 100 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; psychological examination; physical agility; drug screening; other job related tests may be required; final selection and pre-employment medical examination.  NOTE:  Appointees will be subject to completion of a standard probationary period.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The City of Commerce is an “at will” employer.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Please attached a cover letter and resume with your application.

For questions, please e-mail molly.jacobsen@commercetx.org

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