Town of Kittery, ME
York County
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The purpose of the position of Police Chief is to supervise, direct and manage the day-to-day operations of the Police Department. This position reports to the Town Manager. Duties include, but are not limited to, supervising staff; directing activities; directing investigations; preparing orders; preparing budgets; preparing and approving training programs; and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Town Manager. In addition, the Chief of Police is authorized to represent the Town in District Court in the prosecution of alleged violations of those ordinances that the Police Department is empowered to enforce, if duly certified in accordance with 25 M.R.S. § 2803-A(8) or successor statute. The Chief of Police may designate any officer under his command, if so certified, to perform this prosecutorial function.
This is a highly responsible administrative and supervisory position as second in command to the Chief of Police in the daily operation and management of all law enforcement activities of the Police Department. The Lieutenant reports to the Chief of Police. Duties include, but are not limited to, supervising staff; directing investigations; preparing orders; preparing budgets; preparing and approving training programs; investigating cases of alleged misconduct by Department personnel; and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Chief of Police.
The purpose of the position of administrative assistant to Chief of Police is to provide high-level administrative and secretarial support to the Police Chief and the Police Department of the Town. This position reports to the Chief of Police. Duties include, but are not limited to, preparing payroll; typing/transcribing letters and memos; preparing permits; assisting in budget preparation; providing record checks; training and supervision of clerical staff; and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Police Chief. Work is of a highly confidential nature and is normally carried out with limited or no supervision in a fast-paced environment.
The purpose of the position of Sergeant is to supervise, direct and manage the day-to-day operations of an assigned shift for the Police Department. This position reports to the Police Chief. Duties include, but are not limited to, supervising staff; directing activities; apprehending criminals; conducting roll call; disseminating information; evaluating medical emergencies; and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Police Chief.
[Added 5-30-2012 by Ord. No. 12-05; amended 5-30-2018 by Ord. No. 04-18[1]]
The purpose of the position of School Resource Officer is to provide law enforcement support within the school system to build positive relationships between students, faculty, and the police while enforcing the laws promoting a safe and drug-free environment. Primary emphasis is working with students in Grades 5–12. The School Resource Officer will serve as a resource throughout the school system and will be required to perform the functions of enforcement officer, educator, and counselor while becoming an integral member of the school community. This position reports to the Chief of Police or his designee.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the repeal of former § 2.4.5.5, Technical Sergeant.
[Added 5-30-2012 by Ord. No. 12-05; amended 5-30-2018 by Ord. No. 04-18[1]]
The primary purpose of the position of Court Officer is to work as the liaison between the Police Department and the court system, as well as coordinate training and assist in policy development. This position is a part-time position, reporting to the Chief of Police or his designee.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the repeal of former § 2.4.5.6, Detective Sergeant.
The purpose of the position of Detective is to conduct and coordinate all criminal investigations for the Police Department. This position reports to the Chief of Police. Duties include, but are not limited to, directing activities; reviewing logs; completing paperwork; preparing cases; and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Police Chief.
The purpose of the position of Juvenile Officer is to conduct investigations involving juvenile offenders and allegations of child abuse and neglect, and to the extent case loads permit, to conduct investigations involving adult offenders and to conduct follow-up investigations as assigned by the Detective Sergeant for the Police Department. This position reports to the Detective Sergeant. Duties include, but are not limited to, receiving and reviewing reports; researching information; processing crime scenes; preparing reports; testifying in court; and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Detective Sergeant.
The purpose of the position of Animal Control Officer is to enforce all laws relating to dogs, cats, other pets, and nuisance wild animals for the Police Department. This position reports to the Chief of Police. Duties include, but are not limited to, planning programs; educating the general public; locating wild animals; maintaining rabies awareness; enforcing all animal-related laws; and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Police Chief.
The purpose of the position of police officer is to enforce all criminal, civil and motor vehicle laws on behalf of the Police Department. This position reports to the assigned supervisor. Duties include, but are not limited to, patrolling assigned areas; dispersing unruly crowds; preparing paperwork; warning, citing or arresting violators; and performing additional tasks as assigned.
The purpose of the position of Dispatcher is to receive, prioritize and disperse information and calls for service in regard to police, fire, ambulance or other emergency agencies. This position reports to the assigned supervisor. Duties include, but are not limited to, receiving calls; dispatching appropriate personnel; providing information; maintaining logs; issuing permits; and performing additional tasks as assigned.
[Amended 5-30-2018 by Ord. No. 04-18]
The purpose of the position of Dispatcher/Secretary is to receive, prioritize and disperse information and calls for service in regard to police, fire, ambulance or other emergency agencies. Additionally, the position of Dispatcher/Secretary provides confidential support to the Detective Division of the Police Department. This position reports to the assigned supervisor. Duties include, but are not limited to, receiving calls; dispatching appropriate personnel; providing information; maintaining logs; issuing permits; typing reports; preparing various documents; transcribing tapes; processing and maintaining files; and performing additional tasks as assigned.
[Added 1-22-2018 by Ord. No. 03-18]
The purpose of this position is to ensure proper performance of Dispatch operations. The Lead Dispatcher serves as the Terminal Agency Coordinator duties, oversees the Computer Aided Dispatch administrative functions, the National Academy of Emergency Dispatch quality assurance functions, and assists and instructs personnel in the proper discharge of their assigned duties.