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The Arkansas State Police (ASP) Captain is responsible for commanding a Highway Patrol Troop, Criminal Investigation Division, Executive Security, or other upper-level administrative and

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Special Job Requirements:

Occasional overtime is required; limited out-of-state travel is required; qualification with small arms and the wearing of uniforms is required as directed.

Typical Functions:

Manages a large commissioned and non-commissioned staff and a small administrative staff by assigning and reviewing work, evaluating the performance of incumbents, reviewing and approving evaluations, administering discipline, investigating and resolving employee complaints or grievances, and scheduling and overseeing trooper training and certification. Directs and oversees other department members in response to natural disasters, illegal and unruly public crowds, crash sites of aircraft, the scene of hostage situations, manhunts of suspected or known felons, and uprisings of inmate populations in a state corrections facility. May serve as a Highway Patrol Troop Commander, overseeing and directing efforts that ensures the safety of the motoring public. May serve as a Region Commander in the criminal investigation division, overseeing and directing efforts to investigate criminal activity. May act as an assistant to a Division Commander by coordinating enforcement efforts with other departmental commanders and other public safety agencies, oversees financial expenditures, and answers correspondence. May oversee an administrative function or program such as agency personnel management functions, payroll, health insurance, training or other similar departmental functions and programs Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of law enforcement administration practices and procedures. Knowledge of traffic and criminal laws and department policies and procedures. Ability to direct the operational activities of a state police troop headquarters. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of laws, rules, or regulations. Ability to present expert testimony in a court of law. Ability to mediate differences or conflicts between individuals or groups. Ability to enforce criminal and traffic laws. Skill at firing a weapon proficiently and consistently as required by department standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have served for a period of at least one year as a Lieutenant in the Arkansas State Police, as established by Arkansas State Police policy number 89-052 and meet all other requirements assumed with that rank.

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