Police Major

City of Fayetteville, NC
March 3, 2019
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The City of Fayetteville, North Carolina is currently recruiting for a Police Major to supervise, plan and implement the activities and operations of the assigned bureau in the Police Department; to coordinate assigned activities with other bureaus, outside agencies and the general public; and to provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Police Chief or Assistant Police Chiefs.


  1. Supervise and coordinate the staffing and operational activities for assigned bureaus; provide highly complex and responsible staff assistance to the Police Chief or Assistant Police Chiefs.
  2. Execute all orders of the Police Chief and Assistant Police Chiefs.
  3. Recommend comprehensive goals objectives and is responsible for their implementation and results achieved.
  4. Respond to critical incidents assuming command of the scene. Responsible for identifying additional resources needed for scene management and making necessary notification to Command Staff.
  5. Initiate, review and make recommendations on departmental, citizen complaints, and use of force investigations involving officers and employees.
  6. Manage criminal and non-criminal case loads employing proper investigative and interview techniques, including processing of crime scenes, rules of evidence, court system and proper courtroom procedures, search and seizure laws, and federal and state asset forfeiture procedures.
  7. Maintain overall planning, staffing, goal setting and administration of the District, Division, or Unit and insure that all rules, general orders and procedures of the Department are carried out in an efficient and effective manner.
  8. Provide day-to-day management and supervision of assigned District/Division/Unit, supervise major operations and review work product of Division/District/Unit Supervisors.
  9. Review and direct the department's fiscal, equipment, and human resources activities and services.
  10. Provide for staff development and supervisory training programs.
  11. Prepare a Bureau/Division/District/Unit budget.
  12. Coordinate the preparation of a wide variety of reports or presentations for the Police Chief, Assistant Police Chief or outside agencies.
  13. Communicate with all other Bureau/Divisions/Districts/Units of the Department to insure coordination of services in a manner consistent with the Department's mission statement.
  14. Coordinate with staff to develop safety, crime awareness and crime prevention education and outreach initiatives.
  15. Analyze workload and staffing for deployment of resources.
  16. Evaluate the results of overall operations and develop and present recommendations to the Police Chief or Assistant Police Chiefs including the effect on operations, impact on resources and anticipated costs and benefits; determine long and short range resource requirements to ensure current and future business information services needed are met.
  17. Coordinate responses to crime trends and quality of life issues through assigned Captain and Lieutenants.
  18. Respond to major police incidents and take command of scene, direct investigation or incident.
  19. Provide support, mentorship and supervision to all subordinates.
  20. Attend community watch meetings and other public events and ensure community collaboration and partnership initiatives are incorporated into day to day operations.
  21. Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for an assigned bureau; identify resource needs; recommend and implement policies and procedures.
  22. Assume command of the police department in the absence of the Assistant Police Chief.
  23. Participate in various committees.
  24. Conduct, direct and review investigations of officer and staff misconduct within the police department and make disciplinary action recommendations to the Police Chief.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

One year of increasingly responsible experience as a Police Captain or equivalent.

Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited community college with major course work in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice or a related field. A Bachelor's degree is preferred.      


Possession of, an appropriate valid driver's license and ability maintain insurability. Possession of, or ability to obtain within one year from date of hire, a Law Enforcement Certificate issued by the State of North Carolina.  

$73,611.00 Annually



  • This position is subject to pre-employment polygraph and/or CVSA testing.

From the time of closing, the hiring process is anticipated to last 2-3 weeks.  The process will consist of an interview and assessment center with the selected candidate being subject to a pre-employment drug screen, background investigation, driving history check and polygraph and/or CVSA to be conducted by the Police Department.

TO APPLY: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fayetteville/jobs/2371330/police-major/apply?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


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