Police Lieutenant Vacancy Announcement

Vacancy Announcement

Job Title

Police Lieutenant

Job Description

Responsible for supervisory, administrative, and operational police work. Develops, formulates, and implements departmental programs within the police department.


This position pays a salary of $68,099.20 - $108,950.40 annually. It is an exempt position. This position reports to the Chief of Police.


The Town provides 100% paid employee health insurance, dental insurance, long-term disability, life, and accidental death insurance. The Town also provides 50% paid dependent health insurance, paid time off, and paid holidays. Employees have the option of purchasing additional life insurance, short-term disability insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, and vision insurance at reduced rates.

Closing Date

This position will remain open until filled.

Essential Duties and Responsibilites

  1. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the administrative division, interacts with records and conducts various administrative functions as determined by the Chief of Police.
  2. Assist in formulating standard operating procedures manual and revision of departmental policies.
  3. Assists in the preparation of the budget for expenditures and equipment.
  4. Responsible for departmental inventory control process for subordinates assigned to patrol division, personnel administration, special project management and interpretation of ordinances, statutes, rules, and policies.
  5. Assists superiors with goals and objectives, planning, policy and procedures development, assignments, and schedules; acts for superiors in their absence.
  6. Assists, assigns, and supervises employees in the division to which assigned.
  7. Enforces Department Rules and Regulations through supervision of personnel and the overall operation of the department.
  8. Explains and interprets general and special orders. Receives, reviews, and approves all department reports to be sent to the Chief of Police.
  9. Conducts regular evaluations of personnel. Maintains discipline by inspection, evaluation, counseling and enforcement of rules and regulations. Has authority to issue disciplinary action as directed by the Town and Department Manual.
  10. Represents the department at public or civic meetings as assigned.
  11. Responds to and coordinates major incidents and/or disturbances.
  12. Investigates complaints of an internal nature.
  13. Coordinates with the Chief and his administrative support staff.
  14. Performs all duties of a police officer as needed.
  15. Encourages and recommends training and personal development needs of subordinate employees within the patrol division.
  16. Reviews and analyzes operating effectiveness of various police department components and recommends changes in methods and procedures to improve efficiency.
  17. Effects cooperation with other departmental units and with other law enforcement agencies.
  18. Assists the Chief in developing and maintaining community liaison and community relations programs.
  19. Assist in the department’s hiring selection process.
  20. Review Police Department and Town of Lady Lake policies, as they relate to Commission for Florida Accreditation standards, for compliance. Evaluate accreditation needs; and identify, implement and manage the application of accreditation standards to meet audit requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of police supervisory concepts and practices, modern police methods and procedures.
  2. Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the department.
  3. Knowledge of Federal, State, municipal and controlling court decisions.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of applicable accreditation standards.
  5. Knowledge of the physical and social characteristics of the Town.
  6. Ability to plan, assign, instruct, supervise, and evaluate the work of patrol operations division and volunteers.
  7. Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively to determines proper action to be taken.
  8. Ability to deal courteously and fairly with the public.
  9. Skill in the care and use of firearms.

Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or Public Administration preferred or any combination of education and/ or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance as determined by the Town.
  2. Graduation from FBI NA or Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course preferred.
  3. Minimum of ten years of continuous experience in law enforcement.
  4. Minimum of five years in a law enforcement supervisory level position with a police agency.


  1. Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License and clean driving record.
  2. Florida Law Enforcement Certification.

Essential Physical Skills

  1. Must be able to operate a computer.
  2. Ability to lift up to 15 pounds and to carry minimum of 45 pounds and over.
  3. Endure sustained acts of physical exhaustion and endure periods of duty under unfavorable and life-threatening situations.
  4. Ability to communicate with individuals in person and telephonically.
  5. Depth perception.
  6. Distinguish colors.
  7. Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  8. Ability to reach, climb, pull, push, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, smell, stoop, jump, and run.
  9. Ability to drive a patrol vehicle possible at high speeds.


All positions are regular full time unless stated otherwise. All interested internal applicants must submit a letter of interest and resume.  All interested external applicants must submit employment application and resume. Employment applications for vacant positions may be submitted to Human Resources.  All submitted materials are subject to public disclosure by the Florida Public Records Act. The Town is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.


Human Resources
409 Fennell Blvd.
Lady Lake, FL. 32159

352-751-0230 (Fax)
[email protected]


Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.