In the Police Officer Standards and Training Council this class is accountable for managing the implementation of training or accreditation programs and providing assistance to municipal police departments in establishing and maintaining training or accreditation programs and facilities which conform to professional standards.
Receives administrative direction from the Executive Director or other administrative official of higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in administration of training or accreditation programs for municipal police departments to ensure conformance with Training Council standards;
Coordinates, plans and manages activities in area of police training or accreditation and professional standards;
Audits and evaluates programs, facilities and equipment utilized by municipal departments for effectiveness and conformance with Training Council or accreditation standards;
Coordinates contracted recruit instructors or accreditation assessors;
Develops, prepares and presents training or accreditation informational programs;
Consults with police chiefs, training or accreditation officers and other department officials and recommends courses, programs, equipment or facilities designed to meet specific training or accreditation needs;
Conducts examinations of training staff and program graduates or assessments of police agencies;
Recommends Training Council approval and certification of programs, instructors or police agencies meeting standards or revocation of approval where standards not maintained;
Maintains perpetual inventory and registries of all personnel trained, local and regional training facilities, equipment and other training resources;
Maintains state accreditation standards and conducts annual review of standards;
Acts as liaison with municipal police department educational organizations, accreditation managers or other agencies;
Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
principles and practices of police training programs, educational methods, facilities, training aids and techniques and police accreditation programs;
law enforcement practices and procedures;
Knowledge of management principles and practices;
oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience in criminal justice and law enforcement.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in training at the level of Training Officer or in the area of police agency accreditation as an assessor or accreditation manager.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in criminal justice, education or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Field Program Consultant in Salary Group MP 59 approved effective September 11, 2009. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final 22-007