Sheriffs Captain (#RP1030)
$54.32-$66.02 Hourly / $9,415.47-$11,443.47 Monthly / $112,985.60-$137,321.60 Yearly


Under general direction, performs administrative law enforcement work in directing the activities of an assigned division in the Sheriff-Coroner’s Department; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


The Sheriff’s Captain is responsible for the effective organization and administration of one of the divisions in the department.


  • Plans, organizes and directs all functions of the division; advises subordinate officers on complex operational problems.
  • Confers with an Assistant Sheriff on policy matters and procedures. May act for the Assistant Sheriff as assigned.
  • Endures and evaluates division effectiveness and adherence to department policy.
  • Recommends changes in departmental/divisional rules and procedures as dictated by new court decisions, legislation or modern police and administrative practices that affect the division’s operation.
  • Assists in identifying training needs; establishes and conducts comprehensive in-service training programs for subordinates.
  • Assists in selecting personnel for promotion and new hire; reviews applications and conducts interviews.
  • Receives complaints from citizens concerning the division; initiates appropriate action within his jurisdiction.
  • Represents the department at meetings and public appearances as directed.
  • Coordinates activities with other law enforcement and public agencies; insures cooperation of subordinates.
  • Answers correspondence, prepares reports, and conducts special studies.

    Experience:  One year as a Lieutenant in the San Joaquin County Sheriff-Coroner’s Department.

    Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid California driver’s license and an Advanced Certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training.


    Principles and practices of police administration; modern law enforcement principles, practices and resources; laws and ordinances governing Sheriff-Coroner responsibilities; Sheriff-Coroner department responsibilities, policies, and functions; public relations principles and practices, police report writing techniques; basic budgeting principles; human behavior; social aspects of law enforcement; basic cause and treatment of delinquent and criminal behavior.


    Implement complex assignments requiring organization of material and development of procedures; analyze complex police problems and adopt effective and reasonable courses of action; plan, assign, supervise, and review the work of subordinate personnel; speak and write effectively; research and analyze data and prepare reports; reach quickly and calmly in emergencies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other public officials, police agencies and the general public.

    CLASS: RP1030; EST: 9/10/1986; REV: ;