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  • 1) Directs and coordinates activities of governmental police department in accordance with authority delegated by Board of Police: Promulgates rules and regulations for department as delegated by regulating code.

  • 2) Coordinates and administers daily police activities through subordinates.

  • 3) Coordinates internal investigation of members of department for alleged wrong doing.

  • 4) Suspends or demotes members of force for infractions of rules or inefficiency.

  • 5) Directs activities of personnel engaged in preparing budget proposals, maintaining police records, and recruiting staff.

  • 6) Approves police budget and negotiates with municipal officials for appropriation of funds.

  • 7) May command force during emergencies, such as fires and riots.

  • 8) May make inspection visits to precincts.

  • 9) May address various groups to inform public of goals and operations of department.

  • 10) May prepare requests for government agencies to obtain funds for special operations or for purchasing equipment for department.

  • 11) In smaller communities, may assist one or more subordinates in investigation or apprehension of offenders.

  • 12) In communities having no Board of Police, may be designated Police Commissioner II.




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DOT:   375.117-010

Job Number: 7656