33-1012.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.
- Explain police operations to subordinates to assist them in performing their job duties.
- Inform personnel of changes in regulations and policies, implications of new or amended laws, and new techniques of police work.
- 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.
- Investigate and resolve personnel problems within organization and charges of misconduct against staff.
- Train staff in proper police work procedures.
- Maintain logs, prepare reports, and direct the preparation, handling, and maintenance of departmental records.
- Monitor and evaluate the job performance of subordinates, and authorize promotions and transfers.
- Direct collection, preparation, and handling of evidence and personal property of prisoners.
- Develop, implement, and revise departmental policies and procedures.
- Conduct raids and order detention of witnesses and suspects for questioning.
- Prepare work schedules and assign duties to subordinates.
- Discipline staff for violation of department rules and regulations.
- 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.
- Inspect facilities, supplies, vehicles, and equipment to ensure conformance to standards.
- Prepare news releases and respond to police correspondence.
- 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.
- Direct release or transfer of prisoners.
- Prepare budgets and manage expenditures of department funds.
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The curriculum is designed to provide a broad foundation that will prepare students to enter any of the varied fields in criminal justice or to prepare for professional advancement. Job opportunities for students include local, state, and federal enforcement officers, police officers, private or government investigators, adult/juvenile correction officers, probation/parole officers and counselors, security directors (managers), loss prevention directors, classification managers, and personnel clearance administrators. Most of the ADJ courses in this curriculum are 'core courses' that provide a basic entry-level foundation in both criminal justice and security administration. These courses must be taken by ALL STUDENTS in this program. At several points in the curriculum, 'course options' are provided for selection by the students.
Special Curriculum Admission Requirements: Students are advised that many criminal justice and private/government security agencies require excellent moral character and a written record of conduct prior to consideration for employment.
This program prepares students for entry-level opportunities as a local, state, or federal law enforcement officer; commercial and industrial security officer; police officer; or private or government investigator, particularly in the areas of homeland security.
This program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in criminal justice, criminology, or related fields.
For those who wish to continue their education pursuits beyond the associate degree, Tidewater Community College has entered into formal articulation agreements with colleges and universities to ease transfer. Individuals interested in this option are encouraged to consult with a TCC advisor early in their academic program.