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Title: Lieutenant - Road Division
Department: Sheriff
Wage Range: Not Available

A Lieutenant shall exercise supervisory responsibility over subordinate staff as designated by the Sheriff, Undersheriff and Captain.  Employee personally participates in the more difficult police and investigative problems and instructs subordinate officers in the methods to be followed.  Supervises major activities of the Sheriff’s Office and does related work as assigned or required.


Work is performed in accordance with departmental policies, procedures and general orders received from the Sheriff, Undersheriff, or Captain and is reviewed through observations of results and evaluation of reports submitted.


Supervision is exercised over the work of subordinate command staff, Deputies, civilian employees and corrections employees.


Certified police officer in the state of Michigan.

Thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Sheriff’s Office.

Thorough knowledge of approved principles, procedures and methods of police and corrections administration.

Thorough knowledge of pertinent federal, state and county laws.

Good knowledge of the modern methods and practices of criminal investigation and identification.

Good knowledge of the geography of the county.

Skill in the use of firearms.

Ability to command the respect of officers and to assign, direct and supervise their work.

Ability to make maximum utilization of personnel.

Ability to analyze difficult problems and adopt an effective course of action.

Good physical condition, which shall mean the ability to apprehend, subdue and control individuals who require physical intervention.



Considerable experience in police work including some experience at a command level and completion of high school, preferably two years college, supplemented by courses in police administration, jail administration or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 


Qualifications as stated in the currently recognized Labor Agreement.  Section 17 Article 7 currently states:

Candidates for Lieutenant shall have at least one (1) year of active service in the rank and duties of Sergeant to be eligible to compete for the position.


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK: (An employee in this classification may be called upon to perform the following tasks which are illustrative and not exhaustive in nature.)

Plans, directs, coordinates, manages and supervises the activities and personnel in the Sheriff’s office.

Inspects the work of command staff and other subordinates by personal observation in the field and through written and oral reports.

Keeps command staff and other subordinate personnel informed of new laws, court decisions, policies and police corrections problems.

Reviews and analyzes work and crime statistics to ensure efficient allocation of personnel.

Prepares and supervises the preparation of necessary records and reports relating to activities and reviews reports prepared and submitted by subordinates.

Implements, coordinates and supervises crime prevention programs which are presented to the community as a means of educating citizens.

Analyzes current criminal activities in the County.

Reviews invoices and purchase orders for correctness and completeness.

Assists in preparation of budget.

Requisitions supplies and equipment.

Assigns cases for investigation and advises and assists investigators in handling cases.

Promotes good relations and cooperation and exchange of information with various County, city and state agencies and other police departments.

Shows leadership in law enforcement and corrections duties.

Evaluates command staff on their performance, attitudes, morale and leadership abilities.

Provides counseling and guidance to command staff and subordinates.

Personally handles difficult problems that arise.


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Human Resources
200 Grand River Avenue, Ste. 206
Port Huron, MI 48060

Phone: (810) 989-6910
Fax: (810) 985-3493
Email: Human Resources