PAY RANGE: 211
This is police administration work directing the activities of a major area of the Police Department or commanding the Fairmount Park Guard. A significant aspect of the work includes responsibility for motivating a high degree of morale within the area of police operations.
Work is performed under the general direction of a deputy commissioner or executive director. Work assignments require analytical thinking and are carried out according to functional precedents, practices and policies. The employee has controlling responsibility for a major phase of police operations. Working conditions involve some disagreeable aspects.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
Plans and directs through subordinate police officers the activities of a major division of departmental operations; devises methods and procedures to meet operating conditions and service demands; reviews reports prepared by subordinate officers in order to determine existing conditions and to obtain information upon which to base appropriate courses of action; determines appropriate policies and procedures to be followed by individuals in his command.
Reviews organization and methods, and recommends to the police commissioner, or a deputy, changes in procedure which would increase the efficiency or capabilities of the Police Department; participates in the development of administrative policies and procedures for entire department.
Holds conferences with divisional commanders interpreting policies and discussing problems in law enforcement and police administration.
Visits any of the police districts, divisions, or specialized unites for spot checks of personnel records, equipment, administrative procedures and the like.
May have on-call responsibility for all operations of the department on an assigned schedule.
Plans and directs the activities of the Fairmount Park Guard through subordinate supervisors; establishes policies governing enforcement of park regulations; develops procedures for the deployment of personnel and equipment to achieve maximum effectiveness and coverage of all patrol sectors; oversees the selection and training of new guards and officers; maintains liaison with police officials to develop cooperative working relationships between the two law enforcement agencies.
Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• the principles, practices, literature and methods of police administration, organization, operation, and investigation
• departmental rules, regulations and procedures
• crime prevention, law enforcement, the rules of evidence, investigation, patrol, traffic control, and safety, recordkeeping and care and custody of prisoners
• municipal, state, and federal laws, ordinances, and codes
• organize material and develop procedures
• analyze problems and to adopt effective courses of action
• plan, assign, supervise, and review the work of subordinates
• establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, associates and the general public
• speak and write effectively
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 4/12.)
One year of experience as a Police Staff Inspector or above.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as a Chief Police Inspector.
Class Established 1/53
Spec. Revision 2/67
Latest Spec. Revision: CSC - 3/12; Ad. Board - 4/12