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Top 50 Police Captain Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Police Captain. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Police Captain resumes they appeared on. For example, 10.1% of Police Captain resumes contained Department Personnel as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Police Captain actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Police Captain

1. Department Personnel
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Here's how Department Personnel is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Coordinate and conduct mandated training for department personnel.

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2. Police Department
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Here's how Police Department is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Conducted, supervised, and reviewed background investigations for potential sworn and civilian personnel hires within the police department.
  • Assigned to the Memphis Police Department Aviation Unit and retired from the Memphis Police Department out of this unit.
  • Assist in managing and maintaining the police department, consisting of 15 sworn officers and 4 civilian employees.
  • Served as the patrol commander for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Police Department.
  • Assisted in preparation operating budget of $3.4 million for the police department.
  • Prepare, review, justify and administer the Police Department operating budget.
  • Second in command of a 28 officer municipal police department.
  • Served on the recruitment screening board of the police department.
  • Served as the second in command of the police department.
  • Directed and managed a division of the police department.
  • Developed budgets and review the police department budget request.
  • managed administrative functions of the Police Department.
  • Negotiated a shared purchase of Technology Hardware with the City of Burlingame Police Department resulting in substantial savings to both agencies.
  • certified training officer responsible for coordinating training the police department's police, security, dispatcher, and administrative personnel.
  • Worked on a team for Accreditation and polices for the Millville Police Department.
  • Handled the purchasing and procurement of equipment for the Millville Police Department.
  • Supervised the Special Law Enforcement Officers of the Millville Police Department.
  • Handled all media and press relations for the Millville Police Department.
  • Managed the patrol division of the Millville Police Department.
  • Managed and supervised the investigations division of the Millville Police Department.

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3. Commander
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Here's how Commander is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Worked with other Critical Incident Commanders in the development of training and policies for the special weapons and hostage negotiation teams.
  • Boosted criminal arrests by 15% and motor vehicle enforcement 21% within the first year as Patrol Commander.
  • Served as the Commander of the Maui County Emergency 9-1-1 Center, and the Central Detention Center.
  • Served as the Operations Commander for VIP visits by President Obama, Bush and Clinton.
  • Served as the Commander of the Planning, Training, and Research & Development Section.
  • Served as Zone Commander supervising 120 personnel at parades in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • Coordinated large scale law enforcement events with other agencies serving as Incident Commander.
  • Promoted from Explorer Lieutenant to Captain and Commander of the Explorer Post.
  • Provided in field leadership and incident command as a watch commander.
  • Last Assignment - Administration Bureau Commander.
  • Patrol Administration Section Commander Responsible for coordination and administration of all police districts within the City of Cincinnati 24/7.
  • Served as both Commander of Operations and Administration Commander * Administrative Commander 9/08.
  • Patrol Commander Commander of Accident Investigations Unit/A.I.

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4. Law Enforcement
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Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Coordinated the accreditation process necessary for Florida Department of Law Enforcement certification to operate as a law enforcement agency.
  • Conducted special investigations in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies, including county, State and federal government.
  • Maintained full accountability for managing all aspects of day-to-day law enforcement activities in accordance with organizational goals.
  • Coordinated department activities with other city departments and law enforcement agencies to ensure a cohesive strategy.
  • Worked all aspects of law enforcement operations including personnel, investigations, management, command.
  • Appointed as liaison for HIDTA Executive Board comprised of law enforcement leaders from 18 agencies throughout the Delaware Valley region.
  • Served as Commanding Officer of 39th Police District, leading 150+ officers and supervisors in execution of law enforcement operations.
  • Managed and tracked the Region III law enforcement inventory, overtime allotment, and the regional data gathering information.
  • Act as role players for training with military and law enforcement, as well as other community organizations.
  • Represented the District's law enforcement interests at meetings within and outside the District, as appropriate.
  • Perform law enforcement work involving the protection of life, property and rights of individual citizens.
  • Maintained liaison with counterparts in other nearby law enforcement agencies; coordinate activities as required.
  • Maintained a current, thorough knowledge of law enforcement operations, techniques and equipment.
  • Assisted in the development and management of the Region III law enforcement budget.
  • Perform duties as Law Enforcement Accreditation Manager for compliance with Georgia State accreditation.
  • Assist local law enforcement agencies in training.
  • Operate a law enforcement vehicle safely.
  • Coordinate effectively with multi-jurisdictional law enforcement agencies including state and local officials.
  • General law enforcement, member of County Sheriff's drug task force Acting Chief during the last year.
  • Selected Accomplishments: Started law enforcement career as Patrolman, 1968

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5. Public Safety
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Here's how Public Safety is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Instructed strategic planning and incident command at Alaska Department of Public Safety Academy.
  • Developed plans for crime reduction and attended public safety and community concerns.
  • Developed and recommended operating standards for field staff levels, assistance response times, report requirements and other Public Safety activities.
  • Assist the Chief of police in the administration and management of the Department of Public Safety, Yap State.
  • Managed, supervised and trained sworn and non-sworn Public Safety personel.

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6. Emergency Management
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Here's how Emergency Management is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Participate in emergency management and studentjustice services.
  • Served as the Deputy Office of Emergency Management Coordinator for the Township of Parsippany.
  • Worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, (F.E.M.A.

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7. Crime Scenes
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Here's how Crime Scenes is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Respond to emergencies, crime scenes, traffic accidents, suspicious incidents or other events requiring a response.
  • Preserve, process, and analyze items of evidence obtained from crime scenes and suspects.

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8. Policy Development
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Here's how Policy Development is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Consult with the Police Chief on policy development and implementation.

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9. Internal Affairs
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Here's how Internal Affairs is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Assigned to the Background Investigation Unit and Internal Affairs Division responsible for investigating citizens and officers complaints against police officers.
  • Experience supervision of Criminal Investigation Division, Organized Crime Unit, Internal Affairs Division and budgeting.
  • Directed the Internal Affairs / Professional Standards unit resulting in the removal unfit officers.
  • Rank of Sergeant - Investigator Office of Internal Affairs.
  • Conduct professional standards analysis / compliance and internal affairs investigations.

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10. Patrol Division
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Here's how Patrol Division is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Served as acting assistant chief for a six month period in 2013 with supervisory responsibility over department's patrol division.
  • Captain of Police Promoted through multiple roles of increasing responsibility to command the 50 officer strong patrol division.
  • Planned, Organized and Budgeted for the safe & efficient operation of the patrol division.
  • Patrol Officer, Uniform Patrol Division, Accreditation Division, Field Training Division.
  • Commanded the Uniform Patrol Division from July 2007 to February 2008.
  • Commanded the Uniformed Patrol Division, responsible for staffing, scheduling, personnel deployment, special assignments and training.

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11. Direct Supervision
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Here's how Direct Supervision is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Direct supervision of subordinate officers and employees, and provide assistance with departmental evaluation of employees.
  • Provided direct supervision to lieutenants, sergeants and detectives.
  • Provide direct supervision to command staff and line supervisors.

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12. Human Resources
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Here's how Human Resources is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Mended adversarial relationship between labor unit and City Human Resources.
  • Managed Staff Services which is responsible for the daily processing of all human resources related matters.

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13. Special Events
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Here's how Special Events is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Developed operations plans and coordinated resources during all special events.
  • Command Assignments have included Special Events planning, Patrol, Internal Affairs, Emergency Communications Director and Watch Commander.
  • Planned, managed and supervised all special events and public demonstrations, which affected the university.
  • Coordinate special events to build trust through public relations.

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14. Criminal Investigations
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Here's how Criminal Investigations is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Perform complex investigations into allegations of police misconduct using criminal investigations, administrative hearings and non-criminal employment laws.
  • Facilitated a paradigm shift in the Criminal Investigations Division from simply reactive to proactive policing.
  • Collaborated with state and federal authorities on coordinating several overlapping high-profile criminal investigations.
  • Conducted criminal investigations and managed various divisions, including the 140-member Patrol Division.
  • Command Detective Unit and ongoing criminal investigations.
  • Supervised the Criminal Investigations Division.
  • Supervised the Criminal Investigations unit on many long tern investigations that spanned Federal, State, and local jurisdictions.
  • Manage and oversee all criminal investigations and patrol functions.

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15. Oversight
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Here's how Oversight is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Command and oversight of Homicide, Robbery, and Violent Crimes sections.

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16. Swat
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Here's how Swat is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Supervised a team of 30 to 40 officers and was commander of the SWAT Team when on duty.
  • Supervised the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and the Hostage Negotiation Teams (HNT).
  • Certified police tactics and SWAT instructor.
  • Responded to and supervised in officer involved shooting incidents Coordinated and supervised multiple SWAT search warrant and tactical entries.

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17. Internal Investigations
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Here's how Internal Investigations is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Assist Professional Standards Unit with obtaining documents, photographs, and other necessary information for internal investigations.
  • Commanded Investigative Services Division responsible for managing/directing all criminal and internal investigations.
  • Conducted and supervised internal investigations and disciplined, as appropriate.
  • Conduct internal investigations of policy violations.
  • Review and evaluate complex internal investigations.
  • Conducted Internal investigations as needed.
  • Lead, assign and coordinate confidential internal investigations of citizen's complaints against members of the department.

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18. Emergency Response
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Here's how Emergency Response is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Reviewed and drafted procedures, including emergency response and evacuation plans for multiple departments and facilities.
  • Authored Department's Emergency Response Plan for Union Station.

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19. Background Checks
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Here's how Background Checks is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Involved in all phases of the hiring process including background checks, interviews, on-boarding and training.

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20. Emergency Situations
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Here's how Emergency Situations is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Acted quickly in emergency situations; analyzed circumstances and adopted effective courses of action; exercised sound judgment under pressure.
  • Prevent, detect and investigate accidents and crimes, arrest violators and aid citizens in emergency situations.

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21. Daily Operations
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Here's how Daily Operations is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Oversee daily operations of four divisions, and of overall department, including 50+ staff and three directly reporting division heads.

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22. Community Outreach
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23. Department Goals
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Here's how Department Goals is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Establish divisional expectations in accordance with department goals, objectives and philosophies.
  • Performed in-depth research and analysis regarding department goals and objectives, and utilized results to determine future needs.
  • Insured compliance with all department goals and directives, working effectively to exceed goals within established budget.

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24. Patrol Officers
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Here's how Patrol Officers is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Question individuals or observe persons and establishments to confirm information given to patrol officers.
  • Designed & implemented investigative training regarding property crimes for patrol officers.
  • Monitored and guided performance of supervisors and patrol officers.
  • Supervised 13 patrol officers 2 detectives and 2 civilians.

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26. Daily Activities
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Here's how Daily Activities is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Planned, directed, and supervised daily activities of field-operations division, including patrol, investigations, and correctional-unit activities.
  • Conduct briefing with Sergeants and Lieutenants for daily activities.

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27. Emergency Operations
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Here's how Emergency Operations is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Developed organizational policies and plans for personal safety, security and law enforcement for routine and emergency operations.
  • Coordinated Emergency Operations Center activities.
  • Staff Duty Officer on-call to provide senior police guidance during periods of emergency operations, or unusual incidents.

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28. Annual Budget
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Here's how Annual Budget is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Administer and contribute to annual budget forecasting.
  • Prepared and recommend the annual budget for field operations, including equipment, supplies and personnel.
  • Administer $80,000 annual budget for equipment and training.

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29. K-9
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30. Disciplinary Actions
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Here's how Disciplinary Actions is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Coordinated and supervised personnel disciplinary actions/hearings.
  • Communicated performance plans to personnel, evaluated performance, counseled personnel, and initiated disciplinary actions as required.
  • Prepared employee evaluations, analyzed performance, and provided any necessary disciplinary actions.
  • Assist Lieutenants with basic clerical duties, event planning and doling disciplinary actions.

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31. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Instituted employee program to ensure highest-ever level of customer service with over 99.4% of incoming emergency calls answered on time.
  • Provide customer service to 25,000 students, employees and visitors.

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32. Crime Victims
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33. Borough
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34. Animal Control
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Here's how Animal Control is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Provided keen oversight to multiple divisions, including animal control, records, communications, training, and docket detention.

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35. Access Control
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Here's how Access Control is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Assist with keycard processing and access control for City employees.

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36. DEA
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Here's how DEA is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Selected to implement a new payroll program in January 2013, met June deadline 5 months in advance.
  • Worked criminal and intelligence cases with Federal Law Enforcement Agencies to include DEA, ATF and FBI.
  • Created the Critical Incident Review Board responsible for reviewing all officer involved deaths or in-custody deaths
  • Counseled officers' dealing with life and death issues.
  • Included the DEA, FBI, ATF, ICE, the U.S. Attorney's Office, U.S.
  • Selected among 30 other Explorers from the nation to attend a leadership conference with the DEA in Quantico VA.
  • Seized approximately a half million dollars of suspected drug money with DEA Taskforce.
  • Conducted undercover narcotics operations while assigned with the DEA/HIDTA Task Force, used Spanish fluency to infiltrate drug trafficking organizations.

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37. Arrest Warrants
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38. Training Programs
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Here's how Training Programs is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Determined training needs of officers and detectives in coordination with Administrative Services Department and the Personnel Department; implement training programs.
  • Revamped leadership training by actively collaborating and contributing to the leadership training team to develop robust hands-on scenario-based training programs.
  • Developed and implements training programs.
  • Participated and provided needs assessments, research, design and evaluation of statewide public safety training programs and courses.
  • Directed the administration of special staff training programs at the Area level.

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39. Domestic Violence
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Here's how Domestic Violence is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • State and regional instructor in advanced accident investigation, emergency vehicle operations and domestic violence.
  • Respond to various emergency such as domestic violence, fights, etc.
  • Advanced Domestic Violence investigator, and Instructor.

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40. Department Training
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Here's how Department Training is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Calculated and maintained annual department budget; identified department training needs, scheduling training.

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41. Auto Theft
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Here's how Auto Theft is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Developed strategic plans, policies, and procedures to reduce robberies, burglaries, auto thefts and disorderly groups.

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42. K9
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Here's how K9 is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Command included school resource officers at twenty-six schools, K9 section, aviation unit, traffic section, and marine patrol.

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43. Secret Service
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Here's how Secret Service is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Communicate extensively with other law enforcement agencies, including the California Highway Patrol, FBI, ATF, and Secret Service.
  • Point of contact for Secret Service Presidential Motorcade security for (3) past and current Presidential visits.

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44. Performance Reviews
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45. Critical Incidents
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Here's how Critical Incidents is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Conducted media relations and prepared press releases (officer critical incidents, homicides) Served as Acting Police Chief.

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46. Government Agencies
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47. Citizen Complaints
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Here's how Citizen Complaints is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Investigated and resolved complex and sensitive cases, as well as citizen complaints, including conducting interviews and interrogations.
  • Respond to citizen complaints as assigned.

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48. Community Meetings
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Here's how Community Meetings is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Represented the New York City Police Department at community meetings.
  • Participated in community meetings to discuss crime and traffic mitigation strategies

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49. General Public
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Here's how General Public is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Maintain an open and positive relationship with other elected officials and the general public.

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50. Day-To-Day Operations
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Here's how Day-To-Day Operations is used in Police Captain jobs:
  • Managed day-to-day operations of Special Victims Unit and ensured that investigators adhered to provisions of Megan's Law
  • Managed day-to-day operations of police district staffed by 140 police officers.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Police Captain

Department Personnel

12.5%

Police Department

12.0%

Commander

9.9%

Law Enforcement

9.3%

Public Safety

8.0%

Emergency Management

7.2%

Crime Scenes

5.5%

Policy Development

5.4%

Internal Affairs

4.8%

Patrol Division

3.8%

Direct Supervision

3.4%

Human Resources

2.7%

Special Events

2.6%

Criminal Investigations

2.6%

Oversight

2.5%

Swat

2.0%

Internal Investigations

1.7%

Emergency Response

1.4%

Background Checks

1.3%

Emergency Situations

1.3%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Police Captain

Rank Skill
1 Department Personnel 10.1%
2 Police Department 9.7%
3 Commander 8.0%
4 Law Enforcement 7.6%
5 Public Safety 6.5%
6 Emergency Management 5.8%
7 Crime Scenes 4.5%
8 Policy Development 4.4%
9 Internal Affairs 3.9%
10 Patrol Division 3.1%
11 Direct Supervision 2.7%
12 Human Resources 2.2%
13 Special Events 2.1%
14 Criminal Investigations 2.1%
15 Oversight 2.0%
16 Swat 1.6%
17 Internal Investigations 1.4%
18 Emergency Response 1.2%
19 Background Checks 1.1%
20 Emergency Situations 1.1%
21 Daily Operations 1.0%
22 Community Outreach 1.0%
23 Department Goals 0.9%
24 Patrol Officers 0.8%
25 Crime Trends 0.7%
26 Daily Activities 0.7%
27 Emergency Operations 0.7%
28 Annual Budget 0.7%
29 K-9 0.7%
30 Disciplinary Actions 0.7%
31 Customer Service 0.7%
32 Crime Victims 0.7%
33 Borough 0.7%
34 Animal Control 0.7%
35 Access Control 0.6%
36 DEA 0.6%
37 Arrest Warrants 0.6%
38 Training Programs 0.6%
39 Domestic Violence 0.6%
40 Department Training 0.6%
41 Auto Theft 0.5%
42 K9 0.5%
43 Secret Service 0.5%
44 Performance Reviews 0.5%
45 Critical Incidents 0.5%
46 Government Agencies 0.5%
47 Citizen Complaints 0.5%
48 Community Meetings 0.5%
49 General Public 0.5%
50 Day-To-Day Operations 0.5%
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