Police Lieutenant – Patrol-Southern Pines Police Department (NC)

Police Lieutenant (Patrol) – Southern Pines, NC

The Southern Pines Police Department seeks an experienced supervisor for the position of Police Lieutenant (Patrol). This individual must have the ability to work effectively in a Nationally Accredited municipal law enforcement agency where community service is highly valued. The position is open due to the retirement of a current Police Lieutenant (Patrol).

The Community: Southern Pines, is located in an area known as the “Sandhills” which is famous for its charming downtown, railroad, golf courses, history, temperate weather and arts. With a population of almost 14,500, the town is a unique combination of a small-town quality of life and big-city attractions. The retired, active duty military personnel, working families, and singles – all make up a diverse citizen population. Southern Pines is located an hour from the capital city of Raleigh with close proximity to Fayetteville and Fort Bragg. With a few hours’ drive to the picturesque Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains to the west and the scenic coastal beaches to the east, Southern Pines is ideally located.

Position Description and Responsibilities: The Southern Pines Police Department is a CALEA nationally accredited Police Department with a $5.4M budget and 56 sworn and non-sworn staff who serve in Administrative, Investigative, Patrol and Communication roles. The department sponsors numerous community policing activities which is in line with the department’s community-oriented policing philosophy. The Police Lieutenant (Patrol) is an hourly position (eligible for overtime), who reports to the Operations Captain in the chain of command. The Police Lieutenant (Patrol) will work a 12-hour rotating shift assignment (four on and four off) and is expected to reside within a reasonable commuting distance to Southern Pines to allow for off-duty response when necessary. The Police Lieutenant (Patrol) is responsible for managing an assigned district, and supervising police officers on an assigned shift. Duties include advising and instructing officers before a shift and when problems arise in the field. This employee provides direction, assigns officers to patrol beats and utilizes manpower to contend with required police services. This employee assists in the planning, training and equipment needs for the shift on a periodic and annual basis. This employee evaluates the performance of the employees under his/her command and helps employees in goal setting and meeting those goals. The Police Lieutenant (Patrol) closely evaluates performance to determine educational needs of officers and provides a management style that will encourage maximum performance of subordinates.

The Successful Candidate:
• is a current experienced law enforcement supervisor in the state of North Carolina;
• is a decisive leader in routine and emergency situations;
• is familiar with, or has participated in the CALEA accreditation process;
• has a proven track record in problem solving within a police department and community;
• is an individual with impeccable integrity and a proven record of consistency in managing both internal and external relationships;
• is a certified law enforcement instructor, or has successfully presented information to the community in public forums;
• communicates clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing;
• is skilled and accomplished in managing, evaluating and developing law enforcement personnel to include goal setting with subordinates;
• has considerable knowledge in State and Federal law impacting law enforcement;
• can assess shift performance and prepare periodic reports related to the efficiency and effectiveness of the patrol team;
• can analyze crime and calls for service trends, develop effective plans and utilize assigned personnel to solve problems;
• can assess employee performance and offer praise, recognition, remedial training, and disciplinary action as necessary;
• thrives in a culture of high-performance expectations and personal accountability, and;
• has the ability to prepare monthly reports of division activities and submit those reports to the Operations Captain.

The Town of Southern Pines seeks a certified law enforcement supervisor with a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience including supervision at the level of Sergeant or higher; an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or police-related field, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and related law enforcement experience (required). All applicants must have current certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of North Carolina. The Police Lieutenant (Patrol) is expected to participate in physical fitness assessments and maintain a weight proportionate to height in accordance with established departmental standards. Must be highly competent in the use of assigned equipment and firearms, and score above-average on State-mandated qualification courses.

Additional information about this position may be found in the attached Job Description.

The hiring range is $52,076 – $78,115 and is negotiable within this range depending on experience and qualifications. The Town offers a highly competitive benefit package to include enrollment in the North Carolina Retirement system, 401(k), special law enforcement retirement separation allowance, medical and vision insurance, Section 125 plan w/ a $100 biweekly benefit, as well as a sick, vacation and holiday leave package.

To apply for this position: please go to the Town of Southern Pines web site at https://www.southernpines.net. Then select the “EMPLOYMENT” button and follow the link to apply for open positions – Police Lieutenant (Patrol). All applications must be fully completed, with required attachments, and submitted via the online portal. The application period will close June 21, 2021. Applicants will be notified by mail and/or email regarding the status of their application.

An onsite skills assessment will consist of job related and non-discriminative factors that will act as a means to gain an understanding of a candidate’s skills, knowledge and abilities to perform as a Patrol Lieutenant. The onsite skills assessment will be held July 13-14, 2021 at the Southern Pines Police Department for selected semi-finalists.

Additional information about the Town of Southern Pines is available at https://www.southernpines.net.

The Town of Southern Pines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.