FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
David Team (6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.)
The position of Watch Commander (Patrol Lieutenant) is responsible for the day to day patrol operations and assigning units to specific beats based on each officers expertise or experience. They are also responsible for the timesheets, authorizing annual leave related to personnel.
In addition, Watch Commanders conduct line inspections for uniforms, equipment and vehicles. They may also assign projects to officers to deal with certain crimes in a beat. Commanders may also attend community meetings to share information with the citizens and turn in monthly crime and project reports.
Other areas of responsibility include enrolling officers in schools and training and ordering additional equipment and office supplies within their approved budget.