The Police Commander under direction of the Chief of Police, serves as the administrator of one or more divisions of the Police Department. Plans, organizes and deploys all assigned divisions and personnel. Assigns, directs and supervises both sworn and non-sworn supervisors and line personnel in accomplishment of their tasks. Assigns or conducts internal investigations. Receives complaints. Updates or writes new policies. Provides technical assistance, undertakes special staff assignments and may be required to serve as Acting Chief of Police.
The Police Officer position classification is under the direction of a Sergeant, while serving the City and community at large by performing a variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property and enforcement of laws and ordinances of the City and State government. Provide assistance and protection to residents through the execution of a program of community policing that includes education and crime prevention, investigation, and suppression activities. Prepare cases and provide testimony in court proceedings on behalf of the community.