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Police Chief / Sergeant

23

Statewide
Job Postings
389th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
1,480

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$25.71 - $34.63

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$30.31 - $49.91

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Police Chief / Sergeant - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 23 job postings for the occupation of Police Chief / Sergeant in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Police Chief / Sergeant. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Police Chief / Sergeant Do:

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.

Common Job Activities:

  • 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.
  • Explain police operations to subordinates to assist them in performing their job duties.
  • Train staff in proper police work procedures.
  • Investigate and resolve personnel problems within organization and charges of misconduct against staff.
  • Inform personnel of changes in regulations and policies, implications of new or amended laws, and new techniques of police work.
  • Maintain logs, prepare reports, and direct the preparation, handling, and maintenance of departmental records.
  • Direct collection, preparation, and handling of evidence and personal property of prisoners.
  • Cooperate with court personnel and officials from other law enforcement agencies and testify in court as necessary.
  • Monitor and evaluate the job performance of subordinates, and authorize promotions and transfers.
  • Review contents of written orders to ensure adherence to legal requirements.
  • Conduct raids and order detention of witnesses and suspects for questioning.
  • Discipline staff for violation of department rules and regulations.
  • Prepare work schedules and assign duties to subordinates.
  • Direct release or transfer of prisoners.
  • Prepare budgets and manage expenditures of department funds.
  • Inspect facilities, supplies, vehicles, and equipment to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Develop, implement and revise departmental policies and procedures.
  • Meet with civic, educational, and community groups to develop community programs and events, and to discuss law enforcement subjects.
  • Prepare news releases and respond to police correspondence.
  • Requisition and issue equipment and supplies.

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