This is the first full supervisory-level class in the sworn series. Incumbents are responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of sworn and non-sworn staff. Incumbents are also expected to perform the full range of police officer duties. Performance of the work requires the use of considerable independence, initiative, and discretion within established guidelines. This class is distinguished from the Police Chief in that the latter has overall management responsibility for all public safety programs, functions, and activities, and for developing, implementing, and interpreting public policy.
Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of sworn and non-sworn staff on an assigned shift; trains staff in work procedures; evaluates employee performance, counsels employees, and effectively recommends initial disciplinary action; assists in selection and promotion.
Monitors activities of an assigned shift; conducts shift briefings; recommends improvements and modifications and prepares various reports on activities and projects; recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements policies and procedures.
Participates in selection, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees on performance issues; reviews staff reports and other work products prepared by professional planning staff; assigns work and provides guidance and direction to staff regarding work plans and methods.
Participates in the development of training activities for departmental personnel; develops training procedures and manuals; advises and instructs sworn and non-sworn staff regarding applicable policies and procedures.
Supervises specialized programs such as Field Training; serves as the Department’s representative; ensures compliance with objectives and regulations; prepares related reports as required.
Plans, coordinates, and supervises traffic control activities for special events, parades, and street closures.
Provides mutual aid to other law enforcement agencies as dispatched and in accordance with departmental policy.
Assists in conducting ongoing and sensitive internal affairs investigations.
Responds to major crime scenes, accidents, or emergencies and assumes immediate command of police activities, including supervising and participating in any or all crime scene processes, providing technical advice and direction, and requesting additional resources as necessary.
Prepares various reports on operations and activities; participates in preparing grant proposals; prepare reports of arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents.
Addresses any complaints or concerns from the public or other City personnel regarding significant or controversial issues and takes appropriate measures as necessary to ensure an expedient and satisfactory resolution.
Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.
Maintains police department computer system, including hardware and software.
May assume command in the absence of the Police Chief.
May cover dispatch as necessary.
Assists the City Attorney or the District Attorney staff in preparing, documenting, and developing cases and gathering information; testifies in court as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Equivalent to an Associate’s degree in police science, criminal justice, or a related field and five (5) years of experience as a sworn law enforcement officer.
Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.
Possession of an Intermediate Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Supervisory Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) within twenty-four (24) months of appointment.
Additional Salary Information: BENEFITS:
• CalPERS retirement formula of 2.0% @ 55 for classic members or 2.0% @ 57 for new members subject to the
California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013.
• PERS – Employee pays employee contribution.
• Member of Social Security with Employee paying employee portion.
• 80 hours Vacation Leave per year, increasing after year 3.
• 96 hours Sick Leave per year.
• 12 paid holidays.
• Medical/Dental Plans (Employee pays 10% of premiums).
• Education incentive for P.O.S.T. Certificates from 2.5% to 5% of base salary.
• Bilingual differential 5% of base salary upon successful completion of testing.
• Graveyard differential pay at 4% of base salary
About Calistoga Police Department
The City of Calistoga:
Calistoga , at the top of beautiful Napa Valley, is only 75 miles north of San Francisco, and is easily reached from anywhere in the greater Bay Area. Calistoga is well known for its many geothermal spas and hot springs. A tourist –oriented community, Calistoga has a population of 5,190, which can double on weekends. Calistoga maintains its small town atmosphere while providing amenities such as hiking /biking trails, unique shops, art galleries, fine restaurants and world-class spas.
The Calistoga Police Department consists of administration, patrol, investigations and traffic. The department is staffed with a Police Chief, Lieutenant, 2 Sergeants, 2 Senior Officers and 6 Officers. In addition to the full time staff there are part time staff that include Reserve Officers, 1 Code Enforcement Officer, and 2 Parking Enforcement Officers.
The Police Dispatch Services encompasses the Dispatch Center and Records Bureau of the Police Department. Dispatch staff consists of one Dispatch Supervisor, 3 full-time Dispatchers and 3 part-time Dispatchers. The Records Bureau maintains files of police reports, citations and other correspondence.