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Classified Job Specification 

JOB TITLE:     Lieutenant
JOB CODE:    001169 



Exercise command responsibility during a shift or tour of duty; supervise and coordinate activities of law enforcement personnel.



Provide shift supervision for Sergeants, Patrol Officers, Telecommunicators, Security Officers, and Cadets.

Ensure the proper performance of the duties of subordinate personnel and the adherence to departmental policies and procedures. 

Coordinate and schedule officers assigned to special events or investigations.

Act as field training officer for new officers.

Conduct roll call training and briefing for officers assigned to a tour of duty.

Review all criminal and non-criminal reports generated during a tour of duty.

Compile and submit Uniform Traffic Citation Summary to the Jefferson County District Court Clerk.

Supervise the inspection of police cars.

Advise the day shift Lieutenant via the Vehicle and Radio Maintenance Report of any vehicular or communications equipment malfunctions.

Advise the appropriate university officials of adverse weather conditions or unusual occurrences.

Collects at the end of each tour of duty a General Activity Report summarizing general information, activities and criminal incidents that occurred during an assigned tour of duty.

Review and approve all State Motor Vehicle Accident Reports prior to being processed.

Prepare and submit Performance Evaluations for subordinate personnel.

Inspect appearance and equipment of subordinate personnel assigned to a tour of duty.

Perform general law enforcement duties including: accident investigations, traffic enforcement, crime prevention, patrol, court appearance, provide general information to the public, etc.

Adhere to departmental policies and procedures and be knowledgeable of University rules and regulations.

Work special details, i.e., athletic events, bookstore, Red Barn, Derby Weekend, etc.

Participate in departmental sponsored training programs, including annual firearms training and qualification (qualification required). Ensure proper care and maintenance of departmental equipment.



Minimum of 60 semester hours of college work or equivalent of 2 years of education and public (federal, state, or local agency) law enforcement experience.


Minimum of 21 years of age. Must be insurable through University’s insurance policy.  USA citizenship at time of appointment. Certified or eligible for certification under the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training Police Officer’s Professional Standard (P.O.P.S.) program and a police academy recognized and approved by the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.  To be eligible for appointment candidates cannot have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C. & 992 (g) (8) and (9).  The selection process includes successful completion of a written examination, oral interviews, drug screening test, physical examination and a comprehensive background investigation.



Two years of Law Enforcement experience. 

The intent of this document is to provide a representation summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented.


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