The Georgia World Congress Center is currently seeking a Police Captain to join our team. The Police Captain shall be responsible for managing law enforcement activities for an assigned division, managing shift lieutenants’ activities and providing both tactical and strategic direction. This position reports to the Police Major.
The Captain reviews personnel assignments, disciplinary matters, performance reviews, arrests, crime trends, and field activities, recommending and implementing corrective actions as required. The Captain is expected to often lead planning activities for special events, determining staffing needs and recommending a budget.
The Captain ensures compliance with Department and Authority policies, procedures, regulations and standards. The Captain will be inspecting personnel, facilities, and tactics for safety and/or training needs. The Captain will be maintaining liaison with numerous municipal, government, civic organizations, and private citizens to establish and maintain rapport to facilitate Department’s functions and to promote policing programs. The Captain may be supervising the administrative and support functions of non-sworn personnel. This position reports to the Police Major.
Successful employees at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority embody our four core values- to be one, to be honest, to be stewards, to be dynamic – and share our vision to be the #1 convention, sports, and entertainment destination in the world.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Ensures compliance with Authority and department policies, procedures, regulations and standards
- Evaluate personnel, facilities, and tactics for safety, performance and/or training needs
- Serve as liaison with numerous municipal, government, civic organizations, and private citizens to establish and maintain rapport to facilitate department’s functions and promote policing programs
- Supervise the administrative and support functions of non-sworn personnel
- Reviews personnel assignments, disciplinary matters, performance reviews, arrests, crime trends, and field activities, recommending and implementing corrective actions as required
- Lead planning activities for special events, determining staffing needs and recommending a budget
- Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities and recommend improvements and modifications
- Review the work of direct reports to ensure compliance with departmental policies and procedures
- Review and approve the personnel scheduling process; review division’s and other special assignments
- Assists Police Majors in developing and implementing new or revised policies and procedures; interprets policies and procedures to departmental employees
- In the absence of superior officer, assume immediate command of police activities in the event of an emergency. Perform as Incident Commander as needed.
- Prepare, review, and coordinate performance evaluations for subordinate personnel
- Investigate and respond to citizen complaints
- Review and analyze crime trends, use of force, monitor incident reports. Develop and implement corrective actions.
- Prepare reports and presentations and present to management staff
- Such other duties, functions, special projects as assigned by Police Major or Chief of Police
- Serve in the absence of the Police Major as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES
- Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action on own initiative.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with employees, other staff, and the public.
- Extensive knowledge of standard police practices and techniques.
- High degree of integrity and compliance.
- Ability to demonstrate leadership to the assigned unit in the areas of motivation, positive influence, and personal challenge.
- Thoroughness in task approach, follow up and completion.
- Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work and training of subordinates.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal law, departmental policies and procedures, and standard operating procedures.
- Ability to give suitable assignments and instruction to members of the police department, provide them with needed advice and assistance when difficult and unusual problems arise, check their work to see that proper procedures are followed and ensure that reasonable standards of workmanship, conduct, and output are maintained so that desired police objectives are achieved.
- Good working knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
- Seven years overall sworn law enforcement experience, with a minimum of five years of those years as a sworn law enforcement supervisor, and two of those five years as a police Lieutenant or in an equivalent position
- High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
- A Bachelor’s degree or higher is preferred.
- Current Georgia P.O.S.T. Certification.
Law Enforcement work can be very dangerous and stressful. In addition to the obvious dangers of confrontations with criminals, police officers need to be constantly alert and ready to deal appropriately with a number threatening situations. Officers frequently work weekends, holidays, and nights. Officers are expected to work at any time their services are needed and may work long hours standing post. Officers are expected to report for duty in full uniform with the appropriate and necessary equipment needed in the performance of their duty. All positions are required to work in inclement weather conditions if necessary.