This is advanced law enforcement work at the supervisory level which includes participating in the work of law enforcement, investigation, community policing, and certification training or serves as principal investigator in the most complex investigations which includes participating in the work of law enforcement, investigation, community policing, and certification training. The class reports to a technical superior.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Implements appropriate law enforcement action in response to criminal, domestic violence, traffic, miscellaneous complaints and other activities.
- Investigates suspicious and criminal activity which includes detecting, collecting and preserving physical evidence, interviewing victims, witnesses, suspects and defendants, processing charging documents, executing search and arrest warrants and processing defendants.
- Performs vehicle and foot patrol of assigned areas.
- Performs community policing through informational presentations and educational seminars for other state agencies, schools, the public and community organizations.
- Provides protective services to judges, victims, jurors, witnesses, state employees and visitors, legislators and the general public as needed.
- Provides assistance to other law enforcement agencies as back-up or primary response.
- Takes physical custody of and transports felons and prisoners to appropriate facilities.
- Presents evidence and testimony and prosecutes cases in court.
- Prepares a variety of reports pertaining to response of incidents, daily activities, investigations and training.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Sergeant Capitol Police
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a State of Delaware Council on Police Training Certificate.
- At least seven years experience as a certified police officer.
- Three years experience in conducting investigations which includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering evidence and documenting findings.
- Knowledge of using uniform crime reporting and classification systems.
- Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
- Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).
Additional Posting Information
Applicants may only apply if they are current permanent employees of the recruiting State of Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security in a position covered by the Merit System who have completed their initial probationary period.
Conditions of Hire
This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization). The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee. The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com.
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