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Working As A Police Lieutenant

  • 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

  • $40,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Police Lieutenant Do

A Police Lieutenant plans, oversees, and coordinates the daily activities of a designated operational entity of the Police Department. They manage a specific division of the police department, such as crime prevention, operations, or administration.

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Average Length of Employment
Police Captain 10.5 years
Police Lieutenant 10.0 years
Police Detective 9.6 years
Police Sergeant 9.6 years
Police Inspector 9.2 years
Detective Sergeant 8.8 years
Police Supervisor 7.0 years
Police Officer 6.8 years
Lieutenant 6.1 years
Chief Of Police 6.0 years
Patrol Sergeant 5.8 years
Patrol Commander 5.3 years
Police Internship 0.5 years
Top Careers Before Police Lieutenant
Sergeant 5.1%
Detective 3.8%
Lieutenant 2.8%
Patrolman 2.0%
Officer 2.0%
Instructor 1.3%
Top Careers After Police Lieutenant
Lieutenant 6.0%
Captain 2.6%
Instructor 2.0%

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Top Skills for A Police Lieutenant

  1. Police Department
  2. Civilian Personnel
  3. Commander
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed periodic financial, and productivity analysis and evaluations for short and long range requirements affecting Police Department resources.
  • Assigned to the Silver Spring and Bethesda districts patrol and supervised approximately 30-40 officers and civilian personnel.
  • Directed, reviewed and wrote synopsis' for all investigations and assisted Divisions Commander in decisions regarding outcome and discipline recommendation.
  • Contributed strategic insight in addressing complex law enforcement and administrative issues, while also mentoring and evaluating subordinates.
  • Documented personnel performance of subordinates and prepared annual reviews for each officer under my direct supervision.

Police Lieutenant Demographics

Gender

Male

81.9%

Unknown

9.5%

Female

8.6%
Ethnicity

White

62.1%

Hispanic or Latino

15.0%

Black or African American

13.0%

Asian

6.4%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

57.7%

German

7.7%

Korean

7.7%

Sami

3.8%

Vietnamese

3.8%

Ukrainian

3.8%

Hebrew

3.8%

French

3.8%

Latvian

3.8%

Russian

3.8%
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Police Lieutenant Education

Schools

The Academy

11.2%

University of Phoenix

8.7%

Northwestern University

8.1%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

5.6%

University of Cincinnati

5.0%

Johns Hopkins University

5.0%

Walden University

4.3%

Florida State University

4.3%

University of Louisville

4.3%

Sam Houston State University

4.3%

Seton Hall University

4.3%

Anna Maria College

4.3%

Saint Leo University

4.3%

Grand Canyon University

4.3%

Florida International University

3.7%

Roger Williams University

3.7%

Community College of the Air Force

3.7%

Nova Southeastern University

3.7%

Miami Dade College

3.7%

Northern Arizona University

3.1%
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Majors

Criminal Justice

49.6%

Business

9.9%

Law Enforcement

8.2%

Public Administration

5.3%

Law

4.7%

Management

3.5%

Political Science

2.2%

Psychology

2.1%

Homeland Security

2.1%

Sociology

1.8%

Education

1.7%

Criminology

1.5%

Human Resources Management

1.4%

Liberal Arts

1.1%

Intelligence Operations

1.0%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

0.8%

Finance

0.8%

Pharmacy

0.8%

History

0.8%

Computer Science

0.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

28.8%

Other

28.2%

Masters

23.7%

Associate

7.6%

Certificate

7.3%

Doctorate

3.6%

Diploma

0.6%

License

0.1%
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