First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
SOC: 33-1012.00

Description:

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
108,100 employed

Projected (2024):
112,700 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Administrative Operations Officer
  • Bureau Chief
  • Chief Deputy Sheriff
  • Chief of Harbor Patrol
  • Chief of Police
  • Civil Division Commander Deputy Sheriff
  • Commanding Officer Homicide Squad
  • Community Relations Police Lieutenant
  • Court Deputy
  • Criminal and Patrol Division Commander Deputy Sheriff
  • Deputy Chief Sheriff
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Desk Officer
  • Desk Sergeant
  • Detective Chief
  • Detective Lieutenant
  • Detective Sergeant
  • Detective Supervisor
  • Harbor Master
  • Harbor Police Launch Commander
  • Homicide Squad Commanding Officer
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • Identification and Communications Supervisor
  • Identification and Records Commander
  • Internal Affairs Commander
  • Investigation Division Commanding Officer
  • Lieutenant
  • Line Sergeant
  • Motorized Squad Commanding Officer
  • Patrol Captain
  • Patrol Commander
  • Patrol Police Sergeant
  • Patrol Sergeant
  • Police Captain
  • Police Chief
  • Police Chief Deputy
  • Police Commanding Officer
  • Police Field Commander
  • Police Field Operation Officer
  • Police Lieutenant
  • Police Officer
  • Police Patrol Lieutenant
  • Police Reserves Commander
  • Police Sergeant
  • Police Shift Commander
  • Police Superintendent
  • Police Supervisor
  • Port Warden
  • Post Commander
  • Precinct Captain
  • Precinct Commanding Officer
  • Precinct Police Captain
  • Precinct Police Lieutenant
  • Precinct Police Sergeant
  • Safety Supervisor
  • Sergeant
  • Sheriff
  • Sheriff Chief Deputy
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Special Agent in Charge (SAC)
  • Special Weapons and Tactics Officer (SWAT Officer)
  • Suspect Artist Supervisor
  • Traffic Division Commanding Officer
  • Traffic Lieutenant
  • Traffic Sergeant
  • Traffic Supervisor
  • Under Sheriff
  • Uniform Force Captain
  • Vehicle Maintenance Unit Commanding Officer


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • 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.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 35 millimeter cameras
  • Audio recording equipment
  • Automated external defibrillators AED
  • Base station radios
  • Biohazard suits
  • Body armor
  • Breathalyzers
  • Bulletproof vests
  • Crime scene tape measures
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital cameras
  • Digital video cameras
  • Distance measuring wheels
  • Drug testing kits
  • Explosive detectors
  • Filter masks
  • Fingerprint evidence kits
  • Fingerprint scanners
  • First aid kits
  • Laptop computers
  • Metal detectors
  • Metal handcuffs
  • Mobile data computers
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Multipurpose fire extinguishers
  • Nightsticks
  • Noise meters
  • Pepper spray
  • Personal computers
  • Plastic handcuffs
  • Police motorcycles
  • Police patrol cars
  • Police rifles
  • Police shotguns
  • Radar speed readers
  • Radio scanners
  • Remote traffic signal controllers
  • Riot shields
  • Road flares
  • Semiautomatic handguns
  • Semiautomatic pistols
  • Service revolvers
  • Side-handle batons
  • Surveillance binoculars
  • Suspect fingerprinting equipment
  • Teletype terminals
  • Two way radios
  • Computer aided composite drawing software
  • Corel WordPerfect Office Suite
  • Crime mapping software
  • Data entry software
  • DesignWare 3D EyeWitness
  • Email software
  • Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System IAFIS
  • Law enforcement information databases
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
  • National Crime Information Center NCIC database
  • National Integrated Ballistics Information Network NIBIN
  • Scheduling software
  • SmartDraw.com SmartDraw Legal
  • Spillman Technologies Records Management
  • The CAD Zone The Crime Zone


  • protective service


    industry stats

    SOC: 33-0000

    Total Employed: 3,351,620

    Average Annual Salary: $44,610