Summary Statement
The position of Police Captain is a senior-level management position that serves as a leader for one of the Department’s divisions. Captains are required to have managerial knowledge of the policies, procedures, programs, and operations of the division they are assigned, have a broad perspective of the Department to coordinate operations with other division commanders and be able to significantly contribute to the formulation of departmental mission, goals, objectives, and strategic plans. Captains are required to demonstrate advanced leadership qualities through creating an environment that promotes a growth mindset through innovation and critical thinking.

Process Timeline:

8/10/22 – 8/28/22 Application Period
9/2/22 Notice of Resume Pass/Fail to applicants no later than 5pm.
9/7/22 Written Exam
9/16/22 Notice of Eligibility List to applicants no later than 5pm.
9/27/22 & 9/28/22 Oral Board and Practical. This will be in person only.

Required Knowledge, Experience, and Training:
Must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education or equivalent level of professional experience.
Eligible applicants must currently hold the rank of Police Lieutenant (or above) or equivalent at a mid to large-sized agency serving a major metropolitan area.
Applicants will have been in that rank for a period of at least one (1) year by the closing date of this announcement, 8/28/22. The (1) one-year time requirement may include time in which the applicant was in the position of an Acting Lieutenant or a temporary appointed Lieutenant. Time in rank will be verified by Human Resources.
Must poses a Management certificate from Idaho POST or the equivalent from another state agency responsible for peace officer standards and training.

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, and Training:
Satisfactory completion of a graduate program in leadership, management, or public administration, or successful completion of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police, or similar leadership and management training program.
Time served in positions above the rank of Lieutenant, including temporary assignments.

Licensing and Other Requirements:
Idaho Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) certification or other state equivalents with the ability to acquire Idaho POST certification within 12 months, and law enforcement management certificates.
Valid state-issued driver’s license or must be able to obtain as required per Idaho statutes at the time of hire.
Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.

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