Police Captain

City of Ferguson
October 2, 2019
Ferguson, Missouri
Job Type
110 Church Street
Contact Name (not public)
Veta Crosswhtie




This is highly responsible professional and administrative work in planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Patrol Division and other personnel throughout the Ferguson Police Department.


Work involves determining overall plans and policies to be followed in conducting police operations. Supervision is exercised over the Patrol Division and other personnel throughout the Ferguson Police Department. Work is performed with wide latitude in interpreting and applying policies, rules, and regulations under the administrative direction of the Director of Public Safety. Work is reviewed through conferences and reports for overall program effectiveness.





  1. Plans, organizes, and directs the programs and activities of the Patrol Division of the Police Department; reviews complaint and accident reports; determines data requirements, records, and reports needed for management of department; submits reports to the Director of Public Safety.


  1. Coordinates efforts between the Patrol Division and Support Divisions of the Police Department.


  1. Supervises directly, or through subordinate supervisors, a staff of law enforcement and civilian employees; establishes and enforces rules and regulations; recommends the appointment, promotion, and dismissal of personnel; prepares performance evaluation reports; determines training requirements and implements programs; determines personnel, equipment, facility, materials, and supply needs.


  1. Advises and assists subordinates in complex criminal or other investigations; assumes direct command of forces in the absence of the Director of Public Safety.


  1. Purchases supplies for the department.


  1. Approves payroll for the department.


  1. Promotes and maintains responsive community relations; responds to inquiries of the Director of Public Safety.


  1. Follows safe work practices.


Performs related work duties as assigned.


Performs related work as required.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle or operate objects; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may have to work in inclement weather; may be subject to personal hostility; and the potential exists for sustaining serious bodily harm or possibly death in the performance of duties. The employee is frequently exposed to life-threatening situations.





  1. Graduation from high school (or GED), supplemented by completion of Associate Arts Degree in criminal justice, public or business administration or a related field; thorough experience in police operations and administration including experience in a supervisory capacity; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:


  1. Comprehensive knowledge of all areas of police work, management, supervision and command.


  1. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern police administration and police methods.


  1. Thorough knowledge of the standards by which the quality of police service is evaluated and the use of police records and their application to police administration.


  1. Thorough knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.


  1. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of employees performing varied operations connected with police activities.


  1. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, state and federal authorities, civic leaders, and the public.


  1. Ability to prepare and present effectively, oral and written informative material relating to the activities of the Police Department.


  1. Ability to interpret program objectives and policies.


  1. Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper courses of action.


  1. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


  1. Ability to meet such physical requirements as may be established by competent authority.


  1. Skill in the use of firearms and such other regular and special police equipment.





Certification as a Police Officer by the State of Missouri Law Enforcement Division.

How To Apply

submit application through website: www.fergusoncity.com

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