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Moultrie Police Department Captain





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The purpose of this classification is to manage the Field Division Operations of the Moultrie Police Department; assist the Deputy Chief in the managerial and administrative functions associated with overseeing the Field Division Operations and departmental administrative activities, protecting life and property, and enforcing federal, state, and local laws.


The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.

Assists the Deputy Chief with managing and directing, either personally or through subordinate supervisors, the activities within an assigned division and reviews/approves overtime, delegates assignments or organizes the workflow.

Recommend assignments and transfer of personnel; approves vacations and leave time; adjusts schedules, staffing, and/or authorizes overtime to ensure adequate manpower; selects officers for off-duty employment as security personnel.

Manages and directs emergency planning functions of the Police Department; assumes command of the department in the Chief and Deputy Chief’s absence.

Prepares supervisors’ schedules; ensures proper allocation of personnel and other resources; recommends staffing changes; coordinates and plans departmental in-service training program.

Assists in the preparation of long-range management and equipment purchase/replacement plans; prepares, reviews, and coordinates special programs and project development.

Meets with the Chief and Deputy Chief regarding policies affecting the administration of the department; updates Chief and Deputy Chief regarding various activities, program objectives, program, personnel, and organizational changes, and budget justifications.

Supervises and evaluates police services; determines proficiency level of personnel and identifies areas requiring improvement; formulates and executes action plan to correct deficiencies.

Instructs and directs subordinates on proper procedures and protocol of the department; ensures personnel complies with guidelines, uniform requirements, and other departmental regulations.

Enforces all city and state codes, ordinances, laws and regulations in order to protect life and property and to prevent crime and promote security.

Monitors radio transmissions to ensure all calls are answered; responds to scenes of subordinates’ calls to answer questions, authorize actions, control situations, monitor officers’ performance, and serve as a backup unit.

Conducts, monitors, and/or oversees details and progress of investigations into criminal activity and at crime scenes; interviews and obtains statements from victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informants; processes crime scenes.

Identifies suspects; conducts surveillance on subjects and monitors conversations; pursues leads/information obtained from witnesses; determines the reliability of information and probable cause; interrogates suspected individuals; arrests suspects.

Acts as liaison to various federal, state, local and/or private agencies, organizations, government, including school systems, internal departments, and other entities.

Directs internal and external investigations of traffic, narcotics, uniform division and investigative activities; provides intelligence, authorizes informant funds and monitors funds.

Functions as a field commander in unique law enforcement situations such as barricaded suspects, riot control, and major accidents; coordinates multi-zone assistance for unusual problems; ensures optimal deployment of and accountability for physical resources.

Performs special work details such as dignitary protection, parades, and festivals.

Establishes crime patterns and solutions; prepares action plans for crime reduction.

Assists the District Attorney with the prosecution of major cases; attends court and testifies in cases as necessary.

Responds to questions, complaints, and requests for information from citizens, officers, employees, and other individuals; delegates citizens’ complaints for appropriate action. Supervises and conducts internal affairs investigations; investigates complaints against department personnel; makes disciplinary decisions and executes action.

Enter/retrieves data to/from computers system including stolen property, investigation data, personal and criminal records check, arrest and wanted persons information, and background and history information; reviews crime statistics.

Exchanges information with dispatchers, attorneys, court personnel, fire, and emergency medical technician (EMT) personnel, medical examiner, medical professionals, and other departments and agencies.

Evaluates equipment needs for the unit based on crime patterns, calls for services, equipment serviceability, and daily equipment inventory reports; ensures optimal deployment and accountability for physical resources.

Attends official functions and community meetings; makes presentations and public speeches to the media, civic groups, schools, and churches.

Reviews documents processed by subordinates, reports of physical force and vehicle pursuit events; discusses errors and recommends method for corrective/alternative action; provides technical assistance as needed.

Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws/regulations; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations.

Composes, prepares, reviews, and/or approves a variety of forms, requests, records, surveys, reports, correspondence, and various other documents associated with the daily responsibilities of this position; prepares and maintains files and administrative records.

Cooperates and serves as liaison with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and its officers or representatives when their activities or investigations are related to ongoing investigations within city jurisdiction.

Establishes and maintains good working relations with the public; assists with community activities, programs, and crime prevention.

Substitutes for other supervisors and/or co-workers in the temporary absence of the same. May be required to be on twenty-four-hour call and/or regularly work on various shifts, weekends, and/or holidays as deemed necessary.

Performs other related duties as required.



Must be a high school graduate or equivalent with ten (10) years of active police experience, or knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of an associate’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. Must have supervisory or management experience as well as patrol and investigations experience. Must currently hold the rank of Lieutenant or higher. Must be certified through the State of Georgia’s Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) as a sworn Law Enforcement/Peace Officer. Must be 21 years of age, a U.S. Citizen or resident status and possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License. Must live within Colquitt County or be willing to establish residency in Colquitt County within one year of hire and shall maintain residency in the county limits while serving in this position.

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