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Working As A Shift Commander

  • 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

  • $83,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Shift Commander does

  • Instruct employees or provide on-the-job training.
  • Maintained alarm systems, patrol school campus.
  • Responded to scene of major incidents, took command and responsibility for directing subordinates.
  • Respond to & diffuse Emergency Situations.
  • Supervised 2 Sergeants and 20 deputies in law enforcement functions.
  • Conduct roll calls of correctional officers.
  • Managed all employee training, scheduling, mentoring, professional development and Human Resources related functions.
  • Front line supervisor of four firefighter EMT's.
  • Assist staff members in completing FEMA and NIC courses.
  • Inspect the facility to ensure security, safety and proper sanitation.
  • Presented programs to teachers, staff and students covering everything from personal safety, classroom disorder to CPR.
  • Managed a shift of 12 firefighters that responded to structure fires, vehicle accidents and hazardous materials incidents.
  • Act as liaison for local police and fire departments, and emergency units.
  • Complete Incident reports & Investigations.
  • Conducted routine and emergency head counts.
  • Perform corrective actions on weapons as needed.
  • Trained and maintained Close Circuit Television Monitoring (CCTV).
  • Supervised the daily operations of the jail, sworn personnel and civilian employees.
  • Developed training programs for newly hired and assigned staff.
  • Managed public safety emergencies and directed crime scenes .

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Top Skills for A Shift Commander

  1. Correctional Facility
  2. Security Personnel
  3. Security Procedures
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  • Managed and reduce overtime, conduct recidivism study; Chairman on panel on reducing violence inside correctional facility.
  • Respond to alarms and emergencies as directed by security personnel.
  • Develop work and security procedures.
  • Implemented numerous security programs to ensure safety in the court room.
  • Supervised subordinates and provided overall supervision of police operations in the absence of superior officers.

Shift Commander Demographics

Gender

Male

78.0%

Female

11.1%

Unknown

10.9%
Ethnicity

White

64.6%

Black or African American

13.8%

Hispanic or Latino

13.3%

Asian

4.9%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

60.0%

Romanian

10.0%

Arabic

10.0%

Cheyenne

10.0%

French

10.0%
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Shift Commander Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

16.8%

The Academy

10.3%

Columbia Southern University

6.5%

Saint Leo University

6.5%

Anna Maria College

6.5%

Johns Hopkins University

5.6%

Community College of the Air Force

4.7%

Eastern Michigan University

3.7%

Roger Williams University

3.7%

Pennsylvania State University

3.7%

Eastern Kentucky University

3.7%

Capella University

3.7%

Ashford University

3.7%

American InterContinental University

3.7%

Western Illinois University

2.8%

University of Memphis

2.8%

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2.8%

Virginia Commonwealth University

2.8%

Liberty University

2.8%

New England School of Law

2.8%
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Majors

Criminal Justice

37.4%

Business

15.2%

Fire Science And Protection

6.2%

Management

5.4%

Law Enforcement

4.1%

Law

4.1%

Public Administration

3.4%

General Studies

2.8%

Medical Technician

2.8%

Human Resources Management

2.3%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

Education

1.8%

Psychology

1.8%

Finance

1.8%

Accounting

1.8%

Communication

1.5%

Human Services

1.5%

Homeland Security

1.5%

Legal Support Services

1.3%

Political Science

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

29.4%

Other

28.6%

Masters

21.2%

Associate

13.0%

Certificate

4.8%

Doctorate

2.4%

Diploma

0.6%
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