The fundamental reason this position exists is to provide protection and security for the citizens of Montgomery. Incumbents directly supervise Lieutenants and/or Sergeants within their division. Work entails budget and policy development, community and public relations, and emergency incidents and crises management. Police Captains are typically supervised by Police Majors.
As of date of exam, all Police Lieutenants in the Montgomery Police Department, who have completed two years of service within the Department as a Lieutenant, dating from the day of their promotion to Lieutenant are eligible to compete in the process.