DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves responsibility for all activities of Police Officers on an assigned shift. Responsibilities include supervising, directing and assigning the police work of subordinates to ensure enforcement of departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures, as well as enforcement of local ordinances and New York State laws. Work is performed under supervision of superior officers, or in smaller jurisdictions, may be provided by the Town or Village Board. Supervision is exercised over subordinate officers through inspections and the assignment of duties, in accordance with general instructions received from superiors. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of police work; good knowledge of the New York State Penal Law, Code of Criminal Procedure, Vehicle and Traffic Law, and all local laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining to police work; good knowledge of the geography of the area; ability to instruct and direct subordinates in police work; skill in the use of firearms; familiarity with the operation of radio equipment; ability to be courteous yet firm with the general public; conscientiousness and good judgment; excellent moral character and integrity.
Two (2) years permanent competitive class status as a Police Officer.
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