The Police Lieutenant, under the direction of the Police Chief, plans, organizes, oversees, supervises, reviews and evaluates work of field service officers or investigative, dispatch and records staff through a subordinate level of supervision; trains staff and provides for their professional development; develops and implements specific departmental operational programs; provides complex administrative and budgetary support to the Police Chief; acts for the Chief on a relief or as assigned basis; and performs related work as required.
HOW TO APPLY/SELECTION PROCESS
1. All applicants must complete a standard City of Sonora "Application for Employment" form, (Available on the City of Sonora's website under the Employment section).
2. All applicants must complete a City of Sonora Lieutenant Supplemental Questionnaire.
3. A copy of a California P.O.S.T. Supervisory Certificate must be attached to the completed application. **Faxed or emailed apps will not be accepted.**
4. Practical Written Exercise and Oral Presentation: Weighted: Pass/Fail
5. Oral Interview: Weighted one hundred percent (100%).
6. Successful completion of a thorough background investigation.
7. Medical examination (including a drug screen).
8. Psychological examination - Pass/Fail.
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver License and a good driving record; Possess Supervisory P.O.S.T. Certificate; Five years of experience in municipal police work; Possess three years experience as Police Sergeant; Possess AA/AS or equivalent in Criminal Justice or related field.
Minimum of four years of supervisory experience in law enforcement service, including at least three years as a Police Sergeant; Valid California Driver License; Supervisory Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).
Additional Salary Information: Educational and POST Certificate
Pay (Up to 20%)
About Sonora Police Department
The Sonora Police Department is a small but efficient law enforcement agency that is committed to serving the community's needs with a high level of professionalism. We are comprised of a Chief of Police, a Lieutenant, two Sergeants, twelve sworn officers, one part-time School Resource Officer, a Records Supervisor, five full-time Dispatch-Records Specialists, two part-time Dispatch-Records Specialists and three part-time Community Service Officers. These dedicated employees help ensure that our community and its visitors are safe and secure seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. The Sonora Police Department embraces the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) philosophy as we partner with residents and business owners to identify the root causes of crime and disorder. Our goal is to make long-term improvements to the overall safety and quality of life of Sonora's residential and visiting population through innovative thinking and the cooperative efforts of all stakeholders.