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Capitol Police Recruit (#MBBB01)
$27,785.00 Yearly Min / $34,731.00 Yearly Mid / $41,677.00 Yearly Max


Capitol Police Officer I (#MBBB02)
$31,813.00 Yearly Min / $39,766.00 Yearly Mid / $47,719.00 Yearly Max


Capitol Police Officer II (#MBBB03)
$34,038.00 Yearly Min / $42,548.00 Yearly Mid / $51,058.00 Yearly Max


Capitol Police Officer III (#MBBB04)
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$36,418.00 Yearly Min / $45,523.00 Yearly Mid / $54,628.00 Yearly Max


Sergeant Capitol Police (#MBBB05)
$38,970.00 Yearly Min / $48,713.00 Yearly Mid / $58,456.00 Yearly Max


Capitol Police Lieutenant (#MBBB06)
$41,696.00 Yearly Min / $52,120.00 Yearly Mid / $62,544.00 Yearly Max


Capitol Police Captain (#MBBB07)
$47,740.00 Yearly Min / $59,675.00 Yearly Mid / $71,610.00 Yearly Max




Description of Occupational Work

This class series has eight levels of work in the Public Safety occupational group, Law Enforcement and Public Safety occupational series performing services where status is granted by statute with the authority and duty to enforce criminal laws and are responsible for the prevention, detection and investigation of crime. This group is concerned with the protection of persons and property against loss, injury or disturbance resulting from criminal acts, accidents and other hazards. Training and skill in the use of weapons is required as is the periodic qualification with weapons. Employees must satisfy requirements set forth in statute to carry out their commission and duties and require certification. Performs patrol officer duties to enforce criminal laws and conducts criminal investigations.

Note: The career ladder incorporates levels Recruit, I, II and III.  All positions allocated into the career ladder are classified at the III.  The Recruit level is to provide entry for hiring new employees into the class series but does not preclude hiring new employees at higher levels.  To implement the career ladder, current employees are assigned to the level for which they meet promotional standards.  Employees are promoted through the career ladder in accordance with promotional standards.  The promotional standards, a selection document under separate cover, sets forth the criteria that defines and describes the requirements that must be met at the various levels.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
 
  • Implements appropriate law enforcement action in response to criminal, domestic violence, traffic, miscellaneous complaints and other activities.
     
  • Investigates suspicious and criminal activity which includes detecting, collecting and preserving physical evidence, interviewing victims, witnesses, suspects and defendants, processing charging documents, executing search and arrest warrants and processing defendants.
     
  • Performs vehicle and foot patrol of assigned areas.
     
  • Performs community policing through informational presentations and educational seminars for other state agencies, schools, the public and community organizations.
       
  • Provides protective services to judges, victims, jurors, witnesses, state employees and visitors, legislators and the general public as needed.
     
  • Provides assistance to other law enforcement agencies as back-up or primary response.
     
  • Takes physical custody of and transports felons and  prisoners to appropriate facilities.
     
  • Presents evidence and testimony and prosecutes cases in court.
      
  • Prepares a variety of reports pertaining to response of incidents, daily activities, investigations and training.

Levels of Work

Capitol Police Recruit 

This is the entry level acquiring a working knowledge of applicable laws, policies, procedures, practices, techniques and equipment by attending the Department approved law enforcement training program and through on-the-job training from other higher level Enforcement Officers.

  • Receives close supervision.
  • Attends Department approved law enforcement training program.
  • Accompanies higher level Officer on vehicle and foot patrols of state owned and controlled properties/buildings until completion of field training.
  • Assists in implementation of appropriate law enforcement action in response to criminal, traffic, parking incidents and other activities including assisting other law enforcement agencies.
  • Assists with investigating suspicious/criminal activity, gathering/preserving of evidence, interviewing victims, witnesses, suspects and defendants, processing documents, executing search and arrest warrants, processing defendants and preparing reports related to the incidents or crimes.
  • Accompanies higher level Officer in taking into physical custody and transporting of prisoners to state correctional facilities and mental patients to rehabilitative facilities.
  • Assists with protective services to the courts and other state agencies.
  • Regular contacts are typically with other state agencies, other law enforcement agencies and people that are believed to be violent, intoxicated and possessing weapons. 

Capitol Police Officer I

This level describes full performance law enforcement, protective services and community policing work. Full performance (full range of Enforcement Officer activities).

  • Receives less supervisory direction and assistance.
  • Provides on-the-job law enforcement training to lower level Officers.
  • Assists in presenting formal educational seminars and specialized training to other state agencies and law enforcement agencies. 
  • Regular contacts are typically with other state agencies, other law enforcement agencies and people that are believed to be violent, intoxicated and possessing weapons.

Capitol Police Officer II 

This class describes full performance work involving law enforcement, protective services, community policing and training.

  • Full performance (full range of law enforcement activities). 
  • Receives general supervision - supervisor does periodic review of progress.
  • Provides on-the-job training and technical guidance to lower level Officers.
  • Typically assigned to a geographic area; may be assigned to identify and implement compliance and enforcement priorities for an assigned area such as  enforcement/safety,  training, multiple agency investigations and emergency response.
  • Presents  informational presentations and educational seminars to state employees, community organizations and the public in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Regular contacts are typically with lower level Officers, other State, Federal and local law enforcement agencies, community organizations, the public and people that are believed to be violent, intoxicated and possessing weapons.

 Capitol Police Officer III

This level describes lead work involving law enforcement, protective services, community policing, training, and threat management. 

  • Receives minimal supervision.
  • Full range of Enforcement Officer activities. 
  • Lead investigator involving serious accidents, complex complaints or evaluation of illegal acts appearing to be of a regular and organized nature.
  • Coordinates with other law enforcement agencies within Delaware.
  • Provides on-the-job training to lower level Officers.
  • Presents training and certification to state agencies, state, county and municipal officers, other state agencies, other law enforcement agencies, community organization saw enforcement agencies and Division personnel.
  • Prepares and presents informational presentations and educational seminars to state employees, community organizations and the public.
  • Regular contacts are typically with lower level Officers, the public and people that are believed to be violent, intoxicated and possessing weapons. 

Sergeant, Capitol Police

This is advanced law enforcement work at the supervisory level which includes participating in the work of law enforcement, investigation, community policing, and certification training or serves as principal investigator in the most complex investigations which includes participating in the work of law enforcement, investigation, community policing, and certification training. The class reports to a technical superior. 

  • First line supervisor or principal investigator in the most complex investigations.
  • Leads or oversees investigations involving in-depth, long term illegal acts which involves coordinating with subordinate officers and other state, surrounding state and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Coordinates with other prosecuting entities to ensure appropriate arrest and judicial procedures.
  • Performs full range of enforcement activities.
  • Provides formal training and certification to subordinates, other state agencies and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Prepares and presents formal informational presentations and educational seminars to state employees, community organizations and the public.   
  • Works with other state agencies in implementing applicable management plans which includes identifying key personnel and conducting training and regular exercise drills.

Capitol Police Lieutenant

This is advanced law enforcement work at the supervisory level which includes statewide divisional assignments. Incumbents report to a technical superior. 

  • Supervises Enforcement Officers I - IV.            
  • Maintains schedule to ensure Division staffing requirements are met.    
  • Coordinates the procurement of accredited training courses provided by contracted vendors for the Division and other law enforcement agencies, identifies training needs of Division staff through discussions with supervisors, schedules training to maintain staff certification, enrolls staff in training seminars, maintains training records and prepares quarterly and annual reports mandated by law.   
  • Conducts internal investigations for the Division, submits report with findings and recommendations to the Chief and presents case before hearing board.
  • Maintains a central system for ensuring proper evidence collection, preservation and categorization of all evidence collected and property recovered, maintains evidence log/running inventory, ensures chain of custody, releases evidence to labs for testing and provides testimony in court relating to chain of custody.
  • Oversees all major criminal investigations which includes overseeing scope/progress of investigation, assigning additional personnel, coordinating the case with other police agencies if necessary, approval for search warrants and review of charging documents.  Reviews and approves criminal investigation and other police reports to detect crime patterns and ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Completes grant applications and supporting documentation, monitors grant and completes reports to meet reporting requirements. 

Capitol Police Captain

This class is an advanced supervisory level for a regional area and reports to the Chief. 

  • Supervises directly or through subordinate enforcement supervisors, other enforcement officers and contractual security personnel.
  • Assesses unit operations, performance standards, training needs, work output, staffing and time and equipment utilization, recommends and implements new or revisions to existing operational methods, policies and procedures and participates in the strategic planning process.
  • Drafts laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures applicable to assigned program area.
  • Participates in budget preparation and coordinates contract activities.
  • Liaison person with all agencies to address and resolve police, security and crime prevention issues, coordinate enforcement activities and special events and implement applicable management plans.
  • Ensures mandatory and other training is provided to subordinates.
  • Acts as designee in the absence of the Chief. 

Chief, Capitol Police

This class is at the management level and reports to an administrative superior typically either a Division Director or Cabinet Secretary.

  • Manages technical, administrative and contractual personnel directly or through subordinate supervisors.
  • Responsible for budget preparation, administration and strategic planning.
  • Administers federally funded grants for enforcement/community policing initiatives.
  • Administers contracts for contractual security personnel and training.
  • Develops, evaluates and implements policies, procedures and operational plans to achieve key objectives.
  • Ensures efficient application of resources, staffing and training to achieve agency's mission.
  • Ensures agency's programs and activities are in compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, as well as departmental/divisional mission, goals and objectives.
  • Advises the Cabinet Secretary and other top agency officials on policy issues applicable to assigned program area.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of law enforcement.
  • Knowledge of applicable Division and State laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of investigative methods, techniques and procedures including the collection/preservation of evidence.
  • Knowledge of search and seizure and arrest laws.
  • Knowledge of the use of investigative and enforcement equipment.
  • Knowledge of emergency medical techniques.
  • Knowledge of safety, security and crime prevention techniques as they relate to community policing in state owned and controlled properties.
  • Knowledge of constitutional rights and court processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the use of DELJIS, CJIS and NCIC computer network systems.
  • Knowledge of technical and investigative report writing.
  • Knowledge of public speaking and teaching methods and techniques.
  • Skill in interviewing and interrogation techniques.
  • Skill in dealing with people in stressful situations.
  • Skill in the use of Division issued firearms and other weapons.
  • Skill in first aid and emergency operations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to prosecute cases in various courts.
  • Ability to train lower level Officers.
  • Ability to prepare a variety of reports.
  • Ability to conduct informational presentations and educational seminars.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other state agencies, other law enforcement agencies, community organizations, schools and the public. 
  • Ability to assess information and determine a course of action.

The Officer III requires the following additional knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of adult education methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of public speaking methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of developing informational presentations and educational seminars.       
The Sergeant requires the following additional knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Skill in conducting investigations.
  • Skill in the presentation of oral, written and visual materials to groups.
  • Ability to coordinate/supervise the work of other enforcement officers.
The Lieutenant requires the following additional knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Knowledge of state procurement laws.
  • Knowledge of grant administration.
  • Skill in supervising complex investigations.
The Captain requires the following additional knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Knowledge of the budget process.
  • Skill in developing subordinate personnel to their fullest potential.
  • Ability to assess operations, performance standards, training, work output, staffing, equipment, policies and procedures, identify problems/needs and make recommendations.
  • Ability to evaluate, plan and implement special operations, patrol/emergency response plans and complaint trends.
The Chief requires the following additional knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of administration.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of budget preparation, analysis and control.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of grant and contract administration.
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures and operations and implement changes.
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives and integrate multiple and conflicting objectives.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Sergeant Capitol Police
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a State of Delaware Council on Police Training Certificate.
  2. At least seven years experience as a certified police officer.
  3. Three years experience in conducting investigations which includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering evidence and documenting findings.
  4. Knowledge of using uniform crime reporting and classification systems.
  5. Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
  6. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

CLASS:
MBBB01
EST:
7/1/2000
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
26679

CLASS:
MBBB02
EST:
7/1/2000
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
26680

CLASS:
MBBB03
EST:
7/1/2000
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
26681

CLASS:
MBBB04
EST:
7/1/2000
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
26682

CLASS:
MBBB05
EST:
7/1/2000
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
26683

CLASS:
MBBB06
EST:
7/1/2000
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
26684

CLASS:
MBBB07
EST:
7/1/2000
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
26685