First-Line Supervisors of Police & Detectives


Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.
Also called: Patrol Sergeant, Police Captain, Police Sergeant, Sergeant

Knowledge:

    Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • management
  • customer service
    Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Hearing and Speech
  • speak clearly

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Attention to Detail

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System IAFIS
  • National Crime Information Center NCIC database
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Computer aided composite drawing software
  • Microsoft Visio
    Office suite software
  • Corel WordPerfect Office Suite
  • Microsoft Office

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    some college
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