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Working As A Police Captain

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $74,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Police Captain does

  • Prevent, detect and investigate accidents and crimes, arrest violators and aid citizens in emergency situations.
  • Operate a law enforcement vehicle safely.
  • Conduct lockout tag out procedures.
  • Point of contact for Secret Service Presidential Motorcade security for (3) past and current Presidential visits.
  • Certified police tactics and SWAT instructor.
  • Respond to citizen complaints as assigned.
  • Included the DEA, FBI, ATF, ICE, the U.S. Attorney's Office, U.S.
  • Command included school resource officers at twenty-six schools, K9 section, aviation unit, traffic section, and marine patrol.
  • Command and oversight of Homicide, Robbery, and Violent Crimes sections.
  • Directed the administration of special staff training programs at the Area level.
  • Rank of Sergeant - Investigator Office of Internal Affairs.
  • Advanced Domestic Violence investigator, and Instructor.
  • Consult with the Police Chief on policy development and implementation.
  • Monitored and made corrective actions to recruits while in the FTO program and made recommendations for retention or dismissal of personnel.
  • Involved in all phases of the hiring process including background checks, interviews, on-boarding and training.
  • Discipline staff for violation of department rules and regulations.
  • Conducted media relations and prepared press releases (officer critical incidents, homicides) Served as Acting Police Chief.
  • Calculated and maintained annual department budget; identified department training needs, scheduling training.
  • Preserve, process, and analyze items of evidence obtained from crime scenes and suspects.
  • Manage and oversee all criminal investigations and patrol functions.

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Top Skills for A Police Captain

  1. Department Personnel
  2. Police Department
  3. Commander
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  • Coordinate and conduct mandated training for department personnel.
  • Conducted, supervised, and reviewed background investigations for potential sworn and civilian personnel hires within the police department.
  • Worked with other Critical Incident Commanders in the development of training and policies for the special weapons and hostage negotiation teams.
  • Coordinated the accreditation process necessary for Florida Department of Law Enforcement certification to operate as a law enforcement agency.
  • Instructed strategic planning and incident command at Alaska Department of Public Safety Academy.

Police Captain Demographics

Gender

Male

79.6%

Unknown

10.8%

Female

9.7%
Ethnicity

White

62.9%

Hispanic or Latino

15.3%

Black or African American

13.3%

Asian

5.3%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

83.3%

Korean

16.7%

Police Captain Education

Schools

Fairleigh Dickinson University

10.3%

Columbia Southern University

7.4%

Roger Williams University

7.4%

Miami Dade College

5.9%

Sam Houston State University

5.9%

Johns Hopkins University

5.9%

University of Phoenix

5.9%

Webster University

5.9%

Eastern Michigan University

4.4%

Daytona State College

4.4%

University of Alabama

4.4%

Seton Hall University

4.4%

John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York

4.4%

University of New Haven

4.4%

Northwestern University

4.4%

University of Texas at Arlington

2.9%

Columbus State University

2.9%

Ashford University

2.9%

Central Connecticut State University

2.9%

University of South Florida

2.9%
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Majors

Criminal Justice

41.3%

Business

12.4%

Law

6.5%

Law Enforcement

6.5%

Public Administration

6.5%

Management

3.4%

Political Science

3.4%

Human Resources Management

2.5%

Pharmacy

2.2%

Accounting

1.9%

Sociology

1.9%

Psychology

1.6%

Homeland Security

1.6%

Education

1.6%

Natural Resources Management

1.2%

Criminology

1.2%

Operations Management

1.2%

Liberal Arts

1.2%

Intelligence Operations

0.9%

Computer Information Systems

0.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

31.1%

Other

26.4%

Masters

25.8%

Associate

7.8%

Certificate

6.0%

Doctorate

2.9%
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