A police captain spends a great deal of time reading and completing paperwork. Preparing reports, reviewing the reports of subordinates, creating memos regarding open cases for other law enforcement agencies to review, and preparing work schedules and budgets for the department are all tasks that fall under the duties of a police captain.
Police Captain Tasks
Study crime trends and use that information to adjust staffing strength, special forces deployment, assignments and policing priorities.
Maintain a positive team environment and foster positive relationships between the police force and citizens as well as other departments in local government.
Direct police department activities and ensure all work performed meets the standards of the Department and serves the needs of the city.
Review and investigate civilian complaints and disciplinary issues in the department.