Law Enforcement Manager

  • Law Enforcement Manager
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Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Band Class Number Annual Salary Range Twice-a-Month Salary Range
1 8064 $41,184.00 – $66,672.00 $1,716.00 – $2,778.00
2 8065 $48,504.00 – $78,732.00 $2,021.00 – $3,280.50
3 8066 $58,224.00 – $94,944.00 $2,426.00 – $3,956.00

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This is administrative and management work planning, directing, analyzing, and coordinating law enforcement programs and services.  Work involves all aspects of law enforcement including the power of arrest and search and seizure authorized in the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri.

(This classification is part of the broad-banded management service.  The Division of Personnel may assign positions on any of three bands or managerial levels based on duties and/or responsibilities.)

Job Duties

Directs or assists in planning, developing, and administering law enforcement programs or services; enforces state laws and related rules and regulations by use of warnings, citations, and custodial arrests for the assigned area of responsibility.

Directs or assists administrative personnel in developing and managing policies and/or programs in the assigned area of responsibility; reviews and/or revises programs to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and policies.

Assists in directing the development and implementation of departmental planning issues; conducts special studies to evaluate new and existing organizations, policies, procedures, and practices.

Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff.

Participates in developing, implementing and/or interpreting new or revised program, department, or legislative initiatives.

Participates in conferences, training sessions, and meetings related to law enforcement.

Participates in developing budget requests; monitors expenditures according to budget allocations/appropriations; recommends and/or initiates cost saving measures.

Negotiates or administers contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements with federal, state, local, and community organizations; serves as a liaison and/or representative for the assigned area of responsibility.

Performs the work of line law enforcement staff as needed, with the power of arrest and search and seizure authorized in the Revised Statues of the State of Missouri.

Exercises considerable initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assignments; receives general administrative direction; work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and evaluation of operational results.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
Law Enforcement, Security & Military

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(The following requirements will determine merit system eligibility, experience and education ratings, and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.  When practical and possible, the Division of Personnel will accept substitution of experience and education on a year-for-year basis.  The specific qualifications for a position allocated to this class may vary due to the spectrum of jobs included in this broad classification band.  Depending on the duties of the specific job assignment, a position may require specialized and/or additional education, experience, and/or licensure/certification not included in the stated requirements.)

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Police Science, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Sociology, Psychology, or a closely related field; and,

Four or more years of experience as a certified law enforcement officer with the power of arrest.

(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required experience at a rate of 24 earned graduate credit hours for one year of experience.)

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)

Special Requirements

1.   Successful completion of an essential functions evaluation administered by the Missouri Department of Corrections will be required prior to employment.

2.   Applicants must be at least 19 years of age at the time of employment.

3.   Ability to pass a background investigation administered by the Missouri Department of Corrections.

4.   Ability to complete and maintain firearms certification training administered by the Missouri Department of Corrections.

5.   By assignment, a position may require possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of the laws and regulations relating to the assigned program or service.

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, and techniques used in law enforcement.

Comprehensive knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to criminal activity and arrest procedures.

Comprehensive knowledge of governmental budgeting, fiscal management, grants, and contract management.

Comprehensive knowledge of current law enforcement issues and theories.

Comprehensive knowledge of managerial techniques and administrative practices.

Ability to review, analyze, interpret, and/or prepare federal and/or state laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to the law enforcement program.

Ability to testify as an expert witness.

Ability to develop, implement, and administer law enforcement programs or services.

Ability to analyze and evaluate policies and operations, and formulate recommendations.

Ability to provide leadership and supervision to professional, technical, and clerical staff.

Ability to adapt to change, provide program management, and achieve results.

Ability to develop short and long-range plans to meet established objectives and contribute to the goals and mission of the agency.

Ability to communicate effectively, to recognize color differences, and to hear verbal and radio communications.

Ability to maintain law enforcement certification and related licenses required to perform the assigned job responsibilities.

Ability to display proficiency in physical arrest tactics and firearms usage.

Ability to administer emergency first aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department officials, legislators, staff associates, and the general public.

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