Cheverly - Lieutenant

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Department Cheverly Police Department
Job TitleLieutenant
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Cheverly, MD

Job Announcement

Cheverly Police Department, MD Police JobsCHEVERLY POLICE DEPARTMENT



(Patrol Commander) 

The Town of Cheverly is seeking an individual to fill the position of Police Lieutenant. The Police Lieutenant serves as the Operations Commander, and second in command, of the Town’s Police Department and reports directly to the Chief of Police overseeing the daily operation, administration, and personnel responsibilities of the Patrol and Criminal Investigative Divisions.  

The Cheverly Police Department is an up and coming, municipal public safety agency which is focused on 21st Century Policing. Employees are committed to our core values of integrity, fairness, and teamwork, and with the support of Town elected officials, and other Town service departments, provide a safe, small town atmosphere in a progressive and evolving community.

The Department has an authorized strength of 16 police officers and 3 civilian employees who serve a diverse community of approximately 6,800 residents. The Town’s 1.27 square miles incorporate mostly residential communities, some commercial and retail centers, and an industrial park. Cheverly is a diverse community and is minutes from Washington, D.C.

Our officers recognize the importance of community partnerships and employ both proactive problem-solving strategies and data-driven enforcement tactics. The current Chief of Police has adopted the Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing as a model of community policing for the future.

The ideal candidate will be seeking a long-term career opportunity. The behavioral competencies the candidate must demonstrate include, but are not limited to: integrity, accountability, adaptability, and service commitment (see attached Position Description details). The candidate must be a visionary with a proven record of initiative and sound decision making.

This is a sworn officer position. The candidate must have at least 10 years of law enforcement experience and five years of supervisory experience with a public safety agency, preferably within the State of Maryland. A combination of formal education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered. The candidate must have, or have the ability to obtain, certification by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission within 30 days of employment and must have a valid driver’s license. Bi-lingual, English/Spanish verbal and written communications skills are a plus. The candidate must successfully complete an in-depth background investigation.

The starting annual salary range for the Police Lieutenant position is $87,255 to $94,448 and is supplemented with an outstanding benefits package. Placement within the range will be based on qualifications and experience. Please note there are no relocation funds for this position.

Job Description:

The Lieutenant, Operations Commander, is the second in command of the Town’s Police Department, requires sworn status, and is responsible for the daily operation of the Department. Through the Lieutenant, all civilian and sworn employees of the Police Department protect life and property; preserve the public peace; enforce Town of Cheverly, Prince George's County, State of Maryland and Federal laws and ordinances; apprehend law violators; prevent and deter crime; and serve as a resource to the community in identifying and resolving crime and other types of problems, thereby improving the quality of life in the Town of Cheverly. Duty hours of this position vary significantly due to the requirement for 24-hour availability.

The incumbent must frequently exercise independent judgment and initiative in making decisions to ensure all orders and directives of the Chief of Police, written or verbal, are fully carried out. The incumbent may represent the Department at any time as directed by the Chief of Police and serve as the Acting Chief of Police in his/her absence. In conjunction with the Chief of Police, the incumbent will oversee the development and implementation of Department plans, goals, and objectives, as well as assisting in research to improve the effectiveness of police operations for the Town of Cheverly.

The Lieutenant assists the Chief of Police in planning, directing, coordinating, controlling, and staffing all support and investigative functions of the Department. The Captain is responsible for ensuring that the policies established by the Chief are implemented and adhered to, that the rules and regulations of the Department are enforced, and that the required documentation of Police Department activities, including relevant reports and forms, are completed and forwarded to the proper authorities. The Lieutenant plays a significant role in establishing and maintaining positive relations with residents, with members of City, County and State governments, and with members of other local law enforcement agencies, in both private and public entities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversees the operation, administration, and personnel responsibilities of the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigative Division, and Administrative Division. 

Approves performance evaluations and addresses grievances at the appropriate step level; investigates and resolves complaints against police department personnel; counsels personnel; maintains disciplinary control of personnel; and oversees the process of internal investigations to ensure they are handled in a timely manner.

Researches and develops grant projects, prepares state and federal grant applications, researches grant- related equipment purchases, prepares periodic performance reports, statistical data, and progress narratives on grants.

Plans and executes police service delivery programs which are designed to prevent and repress crime, to apprehend and prosecute offenders, and to recover property.

Initiates and/or reviews proposals for changes in Department policies, rules and regulations; prepares or evaluates special operational plans and deployment studies; modifies Department programs to reflect current data and law enforcement strategies and methodologies.

Oversees and institutes as necessary a program of training for Department personnel to ensure the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission mandates are met.

Has direct oversight of Professional Standards function to include recruitment, hiring, policies and procedures, and internal investigations.

Promotes the morale and integrity of department personnel; recognizes deserving personnel; and serves as a role model with respect to work productivity, adherence to standards, interpersonal relations, physical fitness, and appearance.

Submits narrative and statistical reports as required to the Chief of Police and other government officials to include completion of the Uniform Crime Report and/or National Incident Based Reporting System.

Prepares with the Police Chief, the Police Department budget, develops controls and ensures accurate financial records are kept for audit purposes.

Attends meetings relating to public safety issues; gives oral presentations and speeches; serves as a member of Town boards and committees; attends Town, County, State and national law enforcement and criminal justice meetings and conferences.

  • Responds to and takes command of major incidents coordinating activities as determined by the nature of the situation and the probable impact.


Job Requirements:

Successful candidate will be required to provide documentation that will demonstrate experience, knowledge, abilities, and competencies in the following areas:

Demonstrated Knowledge in:

Police methods, practices and procedures.

United States and Maryland Constitution, Federal, State and Town criminal and traffic laws, ordinances and related court decisions.

Management and organization theories and practices.

The court system and court procedures.

Crime prevention, crime deterrence, and patrol procedures.

Community relations and community policing strategies.

Criminal and administrative investigation procedures.

The reporting and record-keeping requirements of the Police Department.

Supervision, leadership, communication, and training principles/procedures.

Police administration and management.

The Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights.

Ability and Skills to:

Communicate information and ideas effectively both orally and in writing.

Listen to and comprehend the information and ideas presented by others.

Treat persons of all cultures and at all levels of society courteously and with dignity and respect.

Bilingual capability would be a plus (English/Spanish verbal and written skills).

Establish and maintain cooperative relations with City department heads, elected officials, residents, businesses and the public.

Solve problems and make appropriate decisions.

Think and act independently.

Guide, direct, motivate, lead, train and develop subordinates and other personnel.

Design, develop, implement and administer programs.

Mediate and resolve conflict situations effectively.

Identify indicators of stress in one's self and others and to take the necessary action to reduce and/or eliminate stress.

Operate police equipment and computer software programs to include CAD, records and related management systems.

Demonstrated Behavioral Competencies will include:

Accountability: Sets high job performance standards for self and others, and assumes the responsibility for their attainment, training, and development.

Adaptability: Displays flexibility in daily work, manages change effectively, and encourages others to remain open to learn from and seek others' ideas and perspectives.

Decision-making: Renders sound judgment based on an accurate assessment of the facts in both emergency and non-emergency situations; balances the needs of the personnel of the Department with the needs of the Department and the community.

Initiative: Promotes the integration of new ideas and technologies with current Department policy to improve Department operations.

Integrity: Models ethical behavior in leading and interacting with others.

Service Commitment: Models responsiveness to meeting the needs of the community and improving the quality of life within the Town of Cheverly,

Visionary: Is mission-focused and future-oriented; and supports innovative ways of solving problems.


This position requires the use of Town vehicles. Individual must be physically capable of operating all vehicle(s) safely, possess a valid driver’s license, and have an acceptable driving record.


The work of the incumbent is completed primarily in an office setting with potential for unusual working conditions or hazards. The incumbent works alone, around others and with others and is subject to call-back in emergency or special circumstances. When responding to crime scenes and unusual incidents, the incumbent may be subject to exposure to extreme weather conditions, armed and/or dangerous or violent persons, hostile or violent crowds, persons who have committed felonies or who have contagious diseases, and the hazards associated with emergency driving.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS for this senior sworn position include:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in a related field are preferred, but a combination of relevant experience and education may be considered.
  • Candidate must have at least 30 credits from an accredited college or university in the field of criminal justice or public administration.
  • Extensive formal training in police management and administration.
  • At least five years of command experience within a police department, preferably within the State of Maryland.
  • Excellent knowledge of the methods used in crime detection/prevention & criminal identification.
  • Certification by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission, or the ability to obtain the certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Satisfactory completion of a background investigation.
  • Please note that no relocation funds are provided for this position.



The tasks identified are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position, and the Town of Cheverly in its sole discretion, reserves the right to modify the duties of the position.


Applicants are required to complete and submit a Cheverly Police Department employment application which is available online at

This position announcement is open from September 20, 2019 and ends by the close of business September 30, 2019. Questions may be directed to Chief Jarod J. Towers at (301) 341-1055.

The Town of Cheverly is an Equal Opportunity Employer without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation.

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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