A Police Lieutenant is a sworn supervisor of a unit within a precinct or division of the Minneapolis Police Department.
This is only an example of a Lieutenant job description – not an official job announcement.
- Directs and leads subordinates in enforcing laws and ordinances for the Police Department
- Supervises, evaluates, trains and provides guidance to subordinate personnel
- Ensures subordinate compliance with department policies and civil service rules
- Attends community meetings and responds to inquires about safety and crime prevention
- Assumes command of precinct or division in absence of the commanding officer
- Ensures a harassment and discrimination-free work environment in unit under command
- Participates in discipline process and on discipline panels
- Serves on various committees related to unit of command
- Coordinates investigative activities at a crime scene or significant or unusual event
- Responsible for achieving goals and results in area of command or responsibility
- Effectively utilizes available resources by assigning personnel and monitoring their work to ensure proper performance of police functions
- Assists in preparing budget
- Responds to requests for service as a watch commander
- Writes completely, concisely and clearly
- Communicates and maintains good relations with the general public, City officials and other law enforcement agencies
- Assists precinct or division commander with presentations relating to unit of command
- Analyzes crime data and directs resources accordingly
- Interprets policies and procedures for application
- Researches and recommends policy and/or procedures governing department operations
- Interprets laws, ordinances and court decisions relating to enforcement activities
Four years experience classified as Police Sergeant.
A Bachelor's degree is desirable. However it is not required.
Applicants must be able to mentally and physically perform all duties of the position, including effect an arrest. Police Lieutenants are required to drive department vehicles; subdue and search suspects and prisoners; use police weapons; etc. A medical and/or psychological examination may be required before appointment.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011