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Police Captain

Perry Police Department

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POSITION OPENING:        23-41              Post Dates:  3/2/2023 – Until Filled

Classification Title:             Police Captain

Starting Salary:                    $30.10/hour     Salary is based on education and experience.              

 Department:                         Police Department

Status:                                   Regular/Full-time

Probationary Period:            One (1) Year                                    

Job Summary                                                                                                                                                  

Directs and coordinates activities of several divisions within the department. Evaluates performance of assigned sections; prepares budget request and monitors financial operations.


Essential Tasks

  • Manages personnel staffing, facilities, and equipment for assigned area of duty.
  • Functions as a member of the PPD Command Staff, advising the Chief and assisting in the operation of the department, to include input on hiring and discipline.
  • Conducts research in policy development and authors new policy as needed/required.
  • Assists in the preparation of the department budget and oversees the portion of the budget for his/her assigned area of duty.
  • Plans and manages events for the police department.
  • Oversees department-wide programs and initiatives.
  • Assumes command of the department in the absence of the Chief or Major.
  • Takes the lead on the formulation and implementation of significant projects.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for the Position

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of police administration, management, law enforcement techniques, procedures, and supervisory techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge of federal and state law, local ordinances, and department rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and court procedures.
  • Knowledge of the city geography and boundaries; and the growth and crime patterns and trends in the City and its surrounding area.
  • Skill in planning, organization, problem solving, scheduling, and decision making.
  • Demonstrated skill in written and oral communication.
  • Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in the use of firearms, general office equipment, and other standard and specialized equipment.

Reports to

  • Position will report to the Police Major or Chief of Police.
  • Responsible for ensuring City and department training standards, operational procedures, and policies are adhered to for assigned area. 


Physical Demands

  • Lifting: Perform floor waist, horizontal and overhead lifts when lifting standard equipment on a belt, evidence or file storage boxes, and a variety of other items during the course of normal duties. Weight and size will vary. Standard equipment worn: utility belt with duty weapon, Taser, handcuffs, baton, pepper spray, 2nd magazine, radio, and microphone weighing up to 10lbs. The bulletproof vest weighs up to 6 lbs. and helmet weighs up to 2 lbs.
  • Single Hand Carry: Carry equipment belt, bulletproof vest, protective helmet, flashlight, evidence and reports/manuals. The heaviest of these items is the
  • equipment belt that weighs up to 10lbs.
  • Grip/Handling: Requires firm grip to qualify with current duty weapon(s), make arrests, use pressure point techniques, driving, and use of pepper spray or baton. Fine hand dexterity to write notes/reports, type using a computer, manipulate keys, and use a radio, microphone, or other communication devices in the department.
  • Elevated Work/Reaching: Reaching for radio, switches in patrol car, making arrests and directing traffic. Also occurs when looking for forms, files or manuals. Weapon firing qualifications require firing the weapon at shoulder height.
  • Static Forward/Bending: May occur with finger printing, traffic patrol stops, reaching forward for switches or communication devices in patrol car.
  • Trunk Rotation: May rotate during traffic patrol stops or directing traffic and during surveillance.
  • Kneel, Crouch/Squat: May occur during surveillance, an arrest, locating files/reports/manuals or performing CPR when needed.
  • Sitting Tolerance: Up to 6 hours in an 8-hour workday during patrol, writing and typing reports.
  • Standing Tolerance Usually up to 2 hours in an 8-hour workday but may vary. May be greater when performing periodic check point or directing traffic.
  • Walking/Running: Up to 1 ½ hours per 8-hour work day, but varies according to assignment or amount of calls received on a shift. May be wearing up to 18 pounds of equipment (utility belt with standard equipment, bulletproof vest and helmet).
  • Climbing Stairs: Stairs may be encountered in the community at any number or height with or without handrails. May be wearing up to 18 pounds of equipment (utility belt with standard equipment, bulletproof vest and helmet). May use climbing skills to negotiate barriers; for example:  fences, during surveillance or arrests of various heights and materials.
  • Balance: Balance is necessary when walking on uneven terrain indoors or outdoors wearing up to 18 pounds of equipment (utility belt with standard items, bulletproof vest and helmet).


Work Environment

Mixture of office and field, nights and weekends as situations warrant.



  • Ability to qualify for and pass the department promotional assessment process.
  • Possess an associate degree from an accredited educational institution.
  • Possess at least nine years of experience in law enforcement, including at least three years in a supervisory capacity at the rank of Police Sergeant or higher; or one year as Lieutenant.
  • Possess any of the two: POST FTO, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervision, and Management certifications.


Application must be completed in full to be considered.

This position requires pre-employment, post accident, and random drug screening.




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