Stockbridge Police Dept



Department / Agency:

Stockbridge Police Department

Closing Date:

March 26, 2024


Human Resources

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(678) 833-3334


4545 N. Henry Blvd, Stockbridge, GA. 30281


JOB SUMMARY: This position provides assistance to the Police Major in managing, supervising, and reviewing activities of all personnel assigned to a division of the Police Department, which may include Field Services, Investigative Services, or Suppor Services. The Captin will consult with and report to the Police Major in determining policies, plans and procedures to be observed in the conduct of police operations.

MAJOR DUTIES: The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assists the Police Major in overseeing day-to-day operations of a division of the Police Department (Field Services, Investigative Services, Support Services) and is responsible for recommending and implementing management policies for that division.
  • Coordinates the daily activities of the division through subordinate supervisors.
  • Maintains continuity of command by assuming duties and responsibilities of the Sergeant or other sworn and non-sworn personnel in the absence of either or both.
  • Keeps the Chief, Assistant Chief and Major informed of problems, services, and activities of the division.
  • Assists the Chief, Assistant Chief and Major in planning, organizing, and directing the department.
  • Oversees and supervises major incidents, investigations, and arrests.
  • Serves as Incident Commander during critical incidents.
  • Maintains communication with the Police Chief, Assistant Police Chief, and Major regarding major incidents, accidents, or other emergencies.
  • Researches, develops, recommends, and oversees the implementation of department policies and procedures; ensures departmental rules and regulations and work methods and procedures are followed; enforces disciplinary measures as necessary.
  • Directs or personally investigates citizen complaints about police personnel conduct and services.
  • Establishes and develops goals and objectives and ensures that goals and objectives are reached.
  • Advises and assists subordinates as to priorities, procedures, and ensures compliance with departmental rules and regulations.
  • Schedules and assigns work; assures that personnel are assigned to shifts or working units which provide optimum effectiveness in terms of current situations and circumstances governing deployment; ensures the training of officers in correct methods and procedures; reviews and evaluates employee performance.
  • Participates in the preparation of the budget by recommending personnel and capital needs for a division.
  • Performs public relations duties; answers questions, addresses concerns, and gives information to the public, civic organizations, neighborhood groups, business groups, the media, and other groups; attends meetings as necessary.
  • Study’s needs, collects data, conducts research, and submits completed reports with recommendations to the Police Chief or Assistant Police Chief.
  • Prepares reports, departmental correspondence (both internal and external), other correspondence, and other documents.
  • Coordinates activities with other divisions and law enforcement agencies; and participates in various citywide projects and/or programs.
  • Communicates and cooperates with other municipal, city, state, and federal agencies in the accomplishments of criminal justice system objectives.
  • Attends professional meetings and conventions to maintain and upgrade knowledge concerning new technology and developments within the field.
  • Attends council meetings and other required meetings.
  • Operates department vehicle in performance of duties.
  • Performs other related duties as required or
  • Knowledgeable of budgetary, personnel, and general administrative practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of principles of supervision, training, performance evaluation, human relations, communication techniques; and so forth.
  • Ability to manage, direct and coordinate the work of supervisory, sworn and non-sworn personnel.
  • Ability to command respect of members of the department through exemplary leadership.
  • Ability to recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient law enforcement services.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities on multiple projects.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise administrative, technical, and financial reports.
  • Knowledge of modern police procedures, methods, techniques, and practices in patrol, crime prevention, investigation, and administration.
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of search and seizure and preservation and presentation of evidence.
  • Ability to serve in a law enforcement capacity in a responsible and effective manner under difficult, stressful, or life-threatening situations.
  • Ability to analyze complex police problems and situations and to adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.
  • Skill in the proper use and care of firearms.
  • Ability to safely handle weapons and use force to restrain/subdue combative subjects.
  • Skill and ability to drive and operate the department’s vehicles and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to maintain all licenses, certifications, and qualifications required by position.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and respond quickly, calmly, decisively, and accurately to written and oral directions, instructions, inquires, and requests in all situations.
  • Ability to observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents, and places, and record information clearly and completely.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including City and other government officials, community groups, and the general public.
  • Ability to foster appropriate intra and interagency communications.
  • Ability to handle situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and impartially.
  • Ability to facilitate effective conflict resolution.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member effectively within the guidelines of standard operating procedures, department rules and regulations, and within the scope of authority for the position.
  • Ability to learn, display, and maintain all skills, knowledge, and abilities for performance of all duties and responsibilities, as outlined in this job description.
  • Ability to meet physical, mental, or other job specific requirements.
  • Knowledge of geography of City of Stockbridge, preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Effective audio and visual discrimination and perception needed to make observations; read and write; drive safely and simultaneously operate emergency lights, siren, radio, and computer; speak clearly and concisely, free from speech impediments; hear and understand radio, telephone, and normal range of verbal communications, discern color differences; identify and distinguish smells of different materials; sit or stand for prolonged periods; walk, run, stoop, kneel, crawl and crouch; walk up and down flights of stairs; climb or jump over obstacles such as fences, shrubs and ditches; run fast for short periods of time to apprehend suspects or provide emergency assistance; confront armed and dangerous subjects; make precise and coordinated finger, hand and limb movement; maintain uniform, controlled hand-arm posture or movement; push, pull or drag and adult (averaging 160 pounds); lift, pickup, and/or carry all sort of items of 50 pounds or more; use force to restrain/subdue combative subjects; work efficiently for long periods of time; drive motor vehicles under emergency and non-emergency conditions; fire weapon and/or utilize other non/less-lethal weapons on duty; perform lifesaving procedures; perform prolonged periods of concentrations such as proof reading, figure work, and reading various law enforcement materials; function effectively under stress; ability to deal effectively with the morbid, the repugnant, the abnormal, the morse, the psychotic, the neurotic, and otherwise unpleasant and unusual facets or results of human behavior.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed either in an office environment or in a variety of field and office settings and may require exposure to dangerous and life-threatening situations. Must be willing to carry a firearm; mentally and physically capable of taking the life of another, if justified; willing to work any hour of the day or night (shift work), overtime, weekends on call and holidays; work at any location in the city and travel in specific assignments.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: Exercise’s supervision over lieutenants, sergeants, corporals, detectives, police officers and support positions as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Criminology, Criminal Justice, or related field desired; Master’s degree preferred; minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience to include three (3) years at a management level; Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities for the job may be considered in lieu of educational requirement; Certified Peace Officer under regulations of Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.), or ability to obtain certification prior to appointment; valid Georgia Driver’s License; successfully pass pre-employment physical abilities test, medical and drug screen; satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR); and acceptable background investigation.