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Police Captain

Company: City of Elk Grove
Location: elk grove
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description/Special Instructions Benefits Supplemental Questions

Recruitment Process

All interested candidates should apply by April 19, 2021 to Ralph Andersen & Associates by sending a compelling cover letter and a comprehensive resume to apply@ralphandersen.com.

For further information or questions on the recruitment process, please contact Chief Greg Nelson (ret.) or Chief Bryan Noblett (ret.) at (916) 630-4900. Confidential inquiries are welcomed.

Click on the link to view the recruitment announcement and brochure: https://www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/police-captain-elk-grove-ca/

Filing Deadline: April 19, 2021

The City of Elk Grove is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and professionalism.


To plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate the activities of a division or section of the Police Department; to provide highly responsible and technical staff assistance; and may perform as Acting Police Chief in the absence of the Police Chief and Assistant Police Chief.

Representative Duties:

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

1. Plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the activities of assigned division, bureau, or section of the Police Department.

2. Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures; review the work of assigned staff to insure compliance with departmental policies and procedures.

3. Research modern police management methods.

4. Review employee performance evaluations and take appropriate action where necessary.

5. Prepare miscellaneous staff reports and conduct investigations of employee misconduct as required.

6. Recommend discipline of officers for violations of policy or procedure.

7. Assist in administrative responsibilities involving the department's purchasing, personnel, and community relations functions, and conduct special studies of department functions as assigned.

8. Assist in developing, administering, and monitoring the departmental budget.

9. Oversee background investigations and related components of employee candidate processing.

10. Respond to and provide necessary coordination and direction at scenes of major field incidents including chemical spills, officer shootings, bombing and terrorist acts.

11. Represent the department to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees.

12. Provide technical assistance as necessary.

13. Assist in coordinating law enforcement activities with the activities of other City departments and other law enforcement agencies

14. Work irregular hours and on-call.


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

* Principles and practices of organization, budget, and personnel management.

* Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances, particularly with reference to apprehension, arrest, search and seizure, traffic, and evidence;.

* Technical and administrative phases of crime prevention and law enforcement, including investigations, patrol, traffic control, emergency preparedness, and care and custody of persons and property.

* Functions and objectives of Federal, State, and other local law enforcement agencies.

* Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

* Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.

Ability to:

* On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports.

* Interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes.

* Observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues.

* Remember various rules, policies, and procedures.

* Explain and interpret policy;.

* Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff; analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper courses of action.

* Effectively plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate the work or a division or section of the Police Department.

* Recommend and implement sound departmental policies;.

* Use and care for firearms;.

* Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

* Establish and maintain professional and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


A Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major coursework in police science and administration, public administration, business administration, political science, or a related field.

A Master's degree and completion of executive-level leadership programs, such as the California POST Command College or the FBI National Academy, is highly desirable.


Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in a middle management capacity in a municipal or county law enforcement agency, including two years of supervisory responsibility.

This level of experience is typically gained at the rank of Lieutenant or higher in a law enforcement agency. A Master's degree may be substituted for one (1) year of relevant experience.

License or Certificate:

* Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid California Driver License, Class C or higher, prior to date of appointment. * POST Management certificate * Incumbent will need to pass a security clearance investigation conducted by the Elk Grove Police Department

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is generally performed in a typical office environment, with most time spent sitting, standing or walking. Position may require work outdoors and using body, ear and eye protection. Incumbent may be required to work rotating shifts and assignments, and may work overtime with little or no notice.

Physical: Due to the varied and unpredictable nature of police work, the incumbent may also be required to perform the following: make precise arm-hand positioning movements and maintain static arm-hand position such as when sighting and shooting a firearm; may require continuous and repetitive arm hand movements; use sufficient strength and agility to enable the incumbent to sprint, or jump; coordinate the movement of more than one limb simultaneously such as when using hand radio while driving a vehicle or searching a building with firearm drawn, flashlight on and opening and closing doors; bend or stoop repeatedly and continuously over time such as getting in and out of patrol car or gathering evidence at crime scenes; wear a 15 lb utility/gun belt which requires the continuous support from stomach and lower back muscles; may require the movement of heavy objects 50 lbs and more. The incumbent may respond to complex police situations or emergencies and is therefore subject to any of the hazards encountered by police patrol officers. Operate various office equipment such as telephones, computers, copiers, fax machines, etc. Safely operate the following equipment in the performance of duties: A variety of City-owned vehicles; firearms; communications equipment, such as two-way radios, cell phones, and pagers; Mobile display terminals (MDT), various audio visual equipment and any other equipment assigned.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

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