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  • Police Lieutenant - Investigations

    City of Mitchell
    Job Description
    The City of Mitchell is seeking a Police Lieutenant - Investigations individual.  Starting wage is $67,598 per year with an excellent benefit package.

    This position is responsible for directing and supervising the work of all division officers and Detectives.

    Major Duties:
    * Reviews all incident reports for Nation Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) errors and other errors; makes corrections; evaluates incidents to determine the need for further investigation.
    * Assigns cases for investigation; provides direction and guidance for Police Officers and Investigators.
    * Directs the forwarding of reports to proper agencies.
    * Ensures that investigations are conducted in compliance with state and federal law and according to department policies and procedures.
    * Directs the retention of files and records in accordance with records retention guidelines.
    * Reviews requests for records release.
    * Supervises investigations on a 24-hour basis.
    * Manages the investigation of all major crimes that occur in the city.
    * Assists in the investigation and apprehension of criminal offenders.
    * Develops on-call schedules for Detectives; makes changes to the schedule as needed; reviews and approves or denies leave requests.
    * Answers after-hours phone calls and responds to emergency and other requests.
    * Prepares press releases; makes presentations to community organizations.
    * Handles citizen complaints.
    * Conducts internal investigations as necessary.
    * Serves as liaison to the State's Attorney's Office and with external agencies.
    * Coordinates the work of the Drug Task Force.
    * Monitors crime statistics and case clearance rates.
    * Attends required training.
    * Performs related duties.

    Excellent Benefit Package includes health, life and dental insurance at no cost to employee with reasonable premium for family members.  Starting two weeks paid vacation, 96 hours per year sick leave, 11 paid holidays.  Participation in the South Dakota Retirement System.  Optional benefits such as AFLAC.
    Minimum qualifications require current certification as a law enforcement officer, high school education or GED, and valid South Dakota driver's license.

    Knowledge of all facets of police work and of applicable constitutional guidelines, federal and state criminal laws, traffic laws, and local ordinances.  Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.  Knowledge of the criminal justice system and criminal investigation principles and practices.  Skill in the use of computers and job-related software programs.  Skill in planning, organizing, analyzing, decision making, and problem solving. Skill in the use of firearms and other standard and specialized equipment.  Skill in public relations and interpersonal relations.  Skill in oral and written communication.

    The City of Mitchell is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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