Policy 11-1 PROMOTION SYSTEM FOR SWORN OFFICERS

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY NO. 11 - 1

                      

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 1, 2014

DISTRIBUTION: Lawton Police Department

SUBJECT: Promotion Policy for Sworn Police Department Personnel

 

GENERAL BACKGROUND:    A promotion policy for uniformed officers of the Lawton Police Department, who are qualified by meeting certain minimum standards, has been in effect since December 20, 1988. It was last modified on January 24, 2008.  The policy needs revision so as to incorporate recommendations of a consultant, the Fidelis Group, LLC, in their report of February 25, 2014. These changes will foster a fair and equitable, more inclusive, and experience-based promotion policy.

 

PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for use by the Police Department in determining eligibility and selection of sworn members of the Lawton Police Department for promotion. The policy establishes criteria and procedures for promotion to Lieutenant and Captain and provides that the City Manager, in conjunction with the Chief of Police, will establish promotion criteria for ranks higher than Captain.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTED PROCEDURE

 

 

 

 

 

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRY INTO THE PROMOTIONAL PROCESS

 

All sworn police personnel who meet the following minimum requisites shall be eligible to enter into the promotional process:

 

 

 

PREREQUISITES FOR EACH RANK CLASSIFICATION

 

All sworn persons within the City of Lawton Police Department who enter into the promotional process, must accrue all the following minimum requisites in classification presently assigned as indicated below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a.    A minimum of two (2) years of accomplished service as a Lieutenant with the Lawton Police Department prior to the date the new promotion eligibility list is established.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS FOR ESTABLISHING THE ELIGIBILITY LIST

FOR PROMOTION TO LIEUTENANT AND/OR CAPTAIN

 

 

Oral Interview Panel Criterion: An Oral Interview Panel shall be held.

 

 

Oral Interview Panel Procedures and Composition:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written Examination Criterion:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Justice
  • Judgment
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Decisiveness
  • Tact
  • Integrity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Bearing
  • Unselfishness
  • Courage
  • Knowledge
  • Loyalty
  • Endurance

 

 

  • Command Presence
  • Personal Appearance and Professionalism
  • Creativity
  • Continuing Resolve and Persistence
  • Self-development and Preparedness
  • Willingness to coach, mentor, and/or empower subordinates
  • Participation in Community Programs

 

 

  • Volume, Quality and Accuracy of work
  • Comprehends instructions
  • Positive work habits
  • Positive attitude toward the Department
  • Excellent judgment with the ability to quickly assess demanding situations
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Outstanding job knowledge
  • Acute safety awareness
  • Exceptional planning and organizing skills
  • Sustained level of effort in job performance
  • Current firearms qualification
  • Presents and/or delivers quality verbal and written reports
  • Continued learning both formal and informal
  • Specialized workforce-related training
  • Past performance evaluations, official commendations and/or awards
  • Resume with applicable reference letters

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESCISSION:    This policy is effective May 1, 2014, and will remain in effect until rescinded.  This policy supersedes Administrative Policy 11-1 dated January 22, 2008.

 

RESPONSIBLE

DEPARTMENT:    Police Department


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Bryan Long

City Manager

April 1, 2014

 

(11-1, Amended, 01/22/2008, Prior Text; 11-1, Amended, 06/15/2006, Prior Text; 11-1, Amended, 12/30/1999, Prior Text)

(11-1, Amended, 01/22/2008, Prior Text; 11-1, Amended, 06/15/2006, Prior Text; 11-1, Amended, 12/30/1999, Prior Text)