Police Lieutenant

Tucson, AZ
Pima Community College

Salary: $76,600 – $97,700.

Closing Date: January 7, 2024.

Position Summary:

The Police Lieutenant performs commission law enforcement management duties supervising Police Sergeants; overseeing field operations; reviewing and evaluating reports; developing policies and procedures; and coordinating training. The Police Lieutenant Supervises the enforcement of federal and state laws, along with District rules and regulations to maintain order and ensure a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. May be required and/or delegated to assume responsibility of the department in the absence of the higher command.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervising staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
  • Oversees and coordinates field operations; serves as Master shift scheduler; reassigns personnel or redistributes work for efficiency. Monitors patrols monthly activity levels.
  • Reviews and evaluates reports. Reviews and analyzes work and crime stats and plans to ensure efficient allocation of police and supervisory staffing.
  • Oversees internal investigations, complaints or allegations of misconduct of sworn personnel. Reviews reports involving injuries to police officers or damage to department equipment. Reviews all use of force situations.
  • Responds and participates in major incidents, oversees investigations and is responsible for directing and overseeing investigations.
  • Manages allocation of resources; oversees equipment and inventory; recommends and facilitates the purchasing of department equipment. Forecasts the departments’ needs and plans for future purchases. Oversees the departments’ vehicle fleet; makes recommendations to Command on the procurement of vehicles and related equipment.
  • Oversees and audits the evidence room; advises and oversees all sworn personnel in handling evidence properly. Oversees the departments’ records unit and communications center.
  • Oversees the Field Training program; coordinates department training and confirms all officers in the department, including Sergeants and Command staff, receive the proper training to maintain their Arizona Peace Officer Certification. Schedules training classes; researches and recommends outside training opportunities; coordinates with other law enforcement agencies, plans and hosts training seminars from other agencies and supervises and provides oversight of all training conducted within the department. Maintains accurate and detailed records of all department training to ensure compliance with State audits.
  • Develops policy and best practices. Modifies standard operating procedures as necessary to improve organizational effectiveness. Informs Sergeants and Officers of changes in regulations, policies, and implications of new or amended laws and new techniques of police work.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and recommends modifications to programs, policies, and procedures pertaining to law enforcement services and activities.
  • Represents the department with other law enforcement services and agencies and the public; plans and facilitates special events requiring law enforcement participation.
  • Prepares and reviews police policies, procedures, records, inspections, press releases, security notices, and other documents.
  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Current Arizona driver’s license.
  • Arizona Peace Officer Standards Training (P.O.S.T.) Certified.
  • Minimum age of 21.
  • Must be a U. S. citizen.
  • Successful graduation from the academy.
  • Three years of related law enforcement supervision experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.