The fundamental reason this position exists is to provide protection and security for the citizens of Montgomery. Police Lieutenants serve as mid-level supervisors in one of the MPD divisions. Incumbents also provide public protection through daily patrol, traffic, investigation, and communication efforts. Work also entails responding to emergency incidents, participating in narcotics undercover operations, and securing crime scenes. Incumbents document in writing events and procedures of an important nature and may present that information in a court of law. Lieutenants are typically supervised by Captains and must respond and report through the chain of command.
As of date of exam, all Police Sergeants in the Montgomery Police Department, who have completed two years of service as a Sergeant within the department, dating from the date of promotion to the rank of Sergeant, are eligible to compete in the selection process.