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Date Posted: Nov 16, 2021

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Lieutenant

Location: Public Safety Department

Salary Range: $70,000 - $110,000

Reports to: Deputy Chief of Public Safety

Bargaining Unit: N/A

Benefits Eligible: Yes  

Position Summary: 

Under direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Public Safety, the Lieutenant is responsible for the coordination of Public Safety response for DPSCD schools and other DPSCD facilities (including but not limited to Detectives, Public Safety Officers, LIEN Communications Operations, and civilian administrators). The Lieutenant shall oversee patrol related operations during daytime, nighttime and weekend hours wherein district public safety personnel are employed. The Lieutenant is responsible for ensuring the maintenance and terms of the discharging of law enforcement services (full and limited jurisdiction) for DPSCD Schools, facilities, and related activities. The Lieutenant will be responsible for inspection of patrol response to ensure the integrity of said systems.

To streamline and improve quality service to schools, this position will oversee an assigned District feeder patterns and manage officer accountability with attendance, responsiveness to incidents, and ensuring coverage of special events and activities for the schools assigned to the sector area. The number of personnel directly supervised by a Lieutenant may increase.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Equivalent to four (4) years of college or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited school or the equivalent of an associate’s degree paired with a minimum of 10 years of public safety experience and successful completion of a recognized public safety leadership program (i.e. Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command; Eastern Michigan University School of Police Staff and Command; FBI National Academy; Senior Management Institute of Policing)
  • Meets current requirements set forth by the State of Michigan Certification through the Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standard (MCOLES). Current sworn status with 3-5 years of supervisory experience and 10 years of law enforcement experience.
  • Ability to perform all functions required for the classifications of Patrol Officer and Lieutenant as determined by MCOLES.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Michigan, or the ability to obtain one upon hire
  • Current Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) certification of ability to obtain LEIN certification upon hire

Essential Functions:

  1. Supervise and coordinate departmental personnel composed of various units including Investigative Operations Unit of both criminal and administrative matters; offer guidance and expertise to investigators; ensure processes are conducted according to laws, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  2. Lead the activation of response teams/units as first responders when significant events occur.
  3. Assist with the hiring and interviewing of personnel.
  4. Evaluate assigned staff member performance using District tools and procedures.
  5. Perform essential duties of other Public Safety staff, including Commander and Officer, as needed, including providing shift coverage.
  6. In coordination with the Deputy Chief of Public Safety, determine sector and school needs and use those needs to manage personnel schedules and assignments at District schools and locations, including ensuring coverage for special events; track and approve time against assigned schedules.
  7. Ensure appropriate training to officers and staff; maintain training records.
  8. Investigate complaints concerning officers or department operations, including allegations of a criminal nature.
  9. Assist officials from other law enforcement or public safety agencies, as required.
  10. Reviews and submits reports, including incidents, accidents, and other information; ensures case files are completed and correctly submitted; trains assigned personnel in proper reporting methods.
  11. Issue, maintain inventory and track departmental supplies and software.
  12. Maintain seized evidence and property according to policies and procedures
  13. Coordinate the execution of operations in a Public Safety service delivery model.
  14. Develop, organize and implement comprehensive operational plans for District events and meetings.
  15. In collaboration with the Deputy Chief of Public Safety, implement patrol techniques and manage security services for the District for large-scale operations and special events.
  16. Lead key districtwide school-campus, central office, and executive public safety outreach.
  17. Prepare strategy and operation plans based on the interpretation of analyzed criminal intelligence to determine strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, and constraints.
  18. Direct, plan, and carry out sensitive school-campus, central office, and executive patrol related operations, investigations and projects.
  19. Complete other duties as assigned.

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.  

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.  

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.  

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions. Questions? Concerns? contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or [email protected] or 3011 West Grand Boulevard, 14th Floor, Detroit MI 48202.

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