Job Details

Greenwood Police Department
March 11, 2022
Open Until Filled

Nature of Work

This work involves the enforcement of laws of the State of Mississippi and the Laws and ordinances of the City of Greenwood.  In the absence of the Captain and Lieutenant, incumbent must be able to supervise and coordinate activities of a specific shift and implement same when not serving in supervisory capacity.  The Sergeant must be able to explain general orders, special messages, and directives to subordinates and exercises direct supervision to ensure implementation.  Incumbent must remain informed of all regulations, policies, and laws.  Employee is directly responsible for the operation of the shift and safety and welfare of subordinates.  Incumbent reports to Deputy Chief of Operation thought proper Chain of Command.  This position is Non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Examples of Work

The following examples are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.

Ensure all areas of the City are properly patrolled.

Ensure shift personnel are familiar with procedures of law enforcement and indoctrinates personnel in new techniques of Police work when in charge of a shift.

In absence of Captain and Lieutenant, supervises Dispatchers in the operating of the communications center.

Investigates charges filed against private citizens by complainant before issuing arrest warrants.

Reviews all reports prepared by subordinates for accuracy, completeness and legibility prior to submission to the Deputy of Chief.

Ensures subordinated comply with City Policy and Directives issued by the Chief of Police.

Inspects all shift personnel and equipment prior to commencement of tour of duty.


At least 3 years’ experience in law enforcement.

Extensive knowledge of the law, policies, practices and procedures concerning the operation of the Police Department in the municipality where employed: of techniques of traffic enforcement and arrest; of court procedures’ of criminal and traffic laws of the State.

Considerable knowledge of modern methods, practices and techniques of Law enforcement.

Exceptional ability to assign, supervises, and evaluates others; exercise good judgment in evaluate situations and making decisions: to express ideas clearly and concisely; and to deal effectively with the public.

Must possess a Valid Mississippi Driver’s License.