The manager of a Police Department investigates and resolves personnel problems within organizations and charges of misconduct against the staff. The manager of the police department offers guidance and expertise to his investigators in sharing that procedures are conducted in accordance with laws and regulations. The manager of the Police Department must train the staff in proper police work procedures before he permits them to investigate an ongoing crime. The manager of the Police Department monitors and evaluates the job performed them of subordinates, and authorizes promotions and transfers.
The manager of the Police Department directs collections, preparation, and handling of evidence and personal property of prisoners that are under his charge. The manager of the Police Department conducts raids and orders detention of witnesses and suspects for questioning. The manager of the Police Department must prepare work schedules and assigned duties to the subordinates. He disciplines his staff for violation of the department rules and regulations after he investigate the charges made against the subordinate.
The manager of the Police Department cooperates with court personnel and officials from all other law enforcement agencies and testifies in court as it becomes necessary. The manager of the Police Department must review contents of written orders to ensure adherence to legal requirements. It is his duty to make sure that all officers who are expected to appear in court are present and any evidence that is needed and kept under his care is made available to the court system. The manager of the Police Department inspects facilities, supplies, vehicles, and equipment to ensure conformance to standards. The manager of the Police Department must make sure that all equipment, vehicles, etc. meet state and federal regulations. The manager of the Police Department is the one who prepares news releases and response to police correspondence, requisitions and issues equipment and supplies as needed. The manager of the Police Department meets with civic, educational, and community groups to develop community programs and events and to discuss law enforcement subjects. The manager of the Police Department directs the release or transfer of prisoners from his sector to another sector. He may give orders to his subordinates on whom and how they are to be transferred, expecting the subordinates to carry out the order. He is still responsible to make sure that the prisoner is transferred or released in an orderly manner.
The manager of a Police Department must have knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. The manager of a Police Department must have knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. The manager of a Police Department must have knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar. In some areas, the manager of a Police Department must know a second language. The manager of a Police Department must have knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
The manager of the Police Department, must have knowledge of human behavior and performances; individual differences in ability, personality, and interest; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. The manager of a Police Department must have telecommunication skills, computer and electronic knowledge, along with the ability to work with other equipment and safety apparatuses. He must be an active listener, giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate to the situation and being capable of summarizing what he had been told making an informative decision.
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