What do First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives do?
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.
- Supervise and coordinate the investigation of criminal cases, offering guidance and expertise to investigators, and ensuring that procedures are conducted in accordance with laws and regulations.
- Maintain logs, prepare reports, and direct the preparation, handling, and maintenance of departmental records.
- Explain police operations to subordinates to assist them in performing their job duties.
- Cooperate with court personnel and officials from other law enforcement agencies and testify in court as necessary.
- Review contents of written orders to ensure adherence to legal requirements.
- Investigate and resolve personnel problems within organization and charges of misconduct against staff.
- Direct collection, preparation, and handling of evidence and personal property of prisoners.
- Inform personnel of changes in regulations and policies, implications of new or amended laws, and new techniques of police work.
- Train staff in proper police work procedures.
- Monitor and evaluate the job performance of subordinates, and authorize promotions and transfers.
- Prepare work schedules and assign duties to subordinates.
- Conduct raids and order detention of witnesses and suspects for questioning.
- Discipline staff for violation of department rules and regulations.
- Develop, implement and revise departmental policies and procedures.
- Inspect facilities, supplies, vehicles, and equipment to ensure conformance to standards.
- Requisition and issue equipment and supplies.
- Meet with civic, educational, and community groups to develop community programs and events, and to discuss law enforcement subjects.
- Prepare news releases and respond to police correspondence.
- Prepare budgets and manage expenditures of department funds.
- Direct release or transfer of prisoners.
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