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Moultrie Police Deputy Chief


Deputy Chief



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The purpose of this classification is to manage the operations and administration of the Moultrie Police Department; in the managerial and administrative functions associated with overseeing the Field Division Operations and Administration Division; 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.

Manages and supervises, personally or through subordinate supervisors, daily activities of an assigned shift; coordinates and delegates investigations, patrols, special assignments, or other shift tasks; assists officers with complex situations or cases.

Assigns and transfers personnel; approves vacations and leave time; adjusts schedules, staffing, and/or authorizes overtime to ensure adequate manpower at all times; schedules and coordinates in-service training for subordinates.

Preparation of long-range management plan; prepares action plans for crime reduction; coordinates multi-zones assistance for unusual problems.

Facilitates the development of and implements policies and procedures; establishes goals for employees; instructs and directs subordinates regarding proper procedures and protocol of the department; ensures compliance with guidelines and departmental regulations.

Establishes goals and objectives for employees; develops and implements departmental policies, standard operating procedures, and training plans; writes policies and/or general orders for departmental disciplinary actions.

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

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

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

Supervises specific tasks as assigned; updates supervisors regarding the status of major cases and critical incidents/situations; provide information to the news media.

Enter/retrieves data to/from computers system including stolen property, investigation data, personal and criminal records check, arrest and wanted person information, and background and history information; reviews crime statistics. Responds to questions, complaints, and requests for information by telephone or in-person from citizens, officers, employees, superiors, and other individuals; investigates complaints against subordinates.

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 each division based on crime patterns, calls for services, equipment serviceability, and daily equipment inventory reports; ensures optimal deployment and accountability for physical resources.

Plans and prepares a departmental budget; monitors expenditures for fiscal compliance; prepares and justifies monthly budget summaries; reviews and authorizes daily spending, purchasing requests and petty cash expenditures; manages vehicle maintenance accounts.

Administers and monitors grant-funded programs; supervises grant financial accountability and oversees the preparation of grant-related reporting; ensures compliance with terms of the grant. Prepare budget requests for approval; may develop grant-funding requests.

Reviews documents processed by subordinates to ensure accuracy; reviews previously assigned cases with officers; discusses errors and recommends methods for corrective action; provides technical assistance as needed.

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

Schedules and conducts shift meetings; attends supervisory meetings, seminars, workshops, and training sessions as appropriate; may serve on panels, boards, and/or committees.

Composes, prepares, reviews, and/or approves a variety of forms, logs, requests, records, reports, correspondence, and other documents associated with 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 their officers or representatives when activities are related to investigations within city jurisdiction.

May perform other duties including patrols, investigation of accidents and reported crimes, interviews of citizens, conduct searches, the pursuit of fleeing and subduction of resisting suspects, making arrests, and transport of prisoners.

Oversees Special Operations/Special Response Team (SRT), covert surveillance, drug enforcement team, negotiations, juvenile, narcotics, environmental protection, training, teaching, and/or other duties as assigned.

Serves on and attends meetings of special panels, boards, and/or committees; attends and conducts departmental staff meetings; attends workshops and training sessions.

Establishes and maintains positive public relations; attends community meetings; assists with community activities, programs, and crime prevention; may promote and participate in COP.

Performs other related duties as required.


Must be a high school graduate with the equivalent of twelve (12) 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, investigations, and training 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 (P.O.S.T.) 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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