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Law Enforcement Capitol Patrol Manager



Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the direction of law enforcement operations and activities in the Capitol Patrol Division of the Department of Public Safety.  This includes supervising or directing the overall operation of the Capitol Patrol, directing law enforcement activities on an assigned shift, or directing all Capitol Patrol operations in an assigned area.



The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

Supervises the activities of Capitol Patrol and Public Safety personnel in an assigned geographical area; plans, organizes, and directs traffic enforcement, building security, public safety, and other law enforcement activities in the assigned area; maintains discipline and ensures compliance with standards.

Reviews procedures and reports in the assigned area; coordinates patrol activities within the assigned area, including operational procedures, assignment of personnel, and use of various communications services and equipment.

Directs the overall operation of the Capitol Patrol; plans and organizes program activities and establishes policies and procedures concerning division operations consistent with applicable statutes and other requirements.

Directs the operations of an assigned shift, with responsibility for the supervision of lower level supervisors; provides for appropriate staffing and work schedules to meet requirements for law enforcement officers in an assigned area.

Provides supervision or direction for a specialized unit, program or function; provides technical assistance in the completion of various projects or other requirements.

Represents the division or the agency on committees, at seminars or at meetings; maintains liaison with other law enforcement agencies or officials; speaks before school groups, civic clubs and other organizations concerning law enforcement operations and activities.


The Law Enforcement Capitol Patrol Manager job family consists of two levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of job assignments, the expertise required to perform assigned duties and the responsibility assigned for the supervision or direction of law enforcement functions.

Level I:                                                Code:  G51A                             Salary Band: NA

At this level employees are assigned responsibilities involving the management of Capitol Patrol law enforcement activities on an assigned shift or in an assigned area with responsibility for staffing, training, coordination with other law enforcement agencies, and related administrative functions.  In this role they will serve as a Capitol Patrol Second Lieutenant and provide direction and supervision to first level supervisors who are responsible for the direct supervision of law enforcement personnel in providing for the safety and security of personnel and property in various buildings on the grounds within the assigned area.  They will also complete various administrative functions required to provide for staffing of buildings and patrol assignments, coordination of patrols and investigations, and completion of other required law enforcement activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of general law enforcement principles and

practices; of state and federal laws related to public safety and criminal conduct; of the rules and regulations, organization, and purposes of the Department of Public Safety and the Capitol Patrol Division;  of the methods and techniques used in conducting investigations; of disaster response plans; of supervisory principles and practices; and of other law enforcement agencies.  Ability is required to direct the work of others; to interpret and apply state and federal laws concerning motor vehicles, criminal activities, and other matters; to gather and organize facts and evidence; to prepare clear and concise written reports; to speak in public; to respond to emergency situations; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, other employees, and the general public.


Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of the statutory requirements of Title 47 O.S. 1998 Supp. Section 2-105B.2.a.(3):  “2.  No person shall be appointed ... unless the person is a citizen of the United States of America, of good moral character, and:  a.  for commissioned officer positions, shall be not less than twenty-one (21) years of age nor more than thirty-five (35) years of age, shall possess:  3.  for any person appointed to the Oklahoma Capitol Patrol Division, a high school diploma or a General Educational Development equivalency certificate ; shall possess either six (6) months of previous experience in law enforcement or security work or fifteen (15) successfully completed hours from a college or university which is recognized and accepted by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and whose hours are transferable between such recognized institutions.”, graduation from the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training Academy (CLEET) and five years of experience as a commissioned officer in the Capitol Patrol Division.

Level II:                                   Code:  G51B                             Salary Band:  NA

At this level the incumbent employee is assigned as the Commander of the Capitol Patrol Division with overall responsibility for directing the law enforcement activities and operations of the Capitol Patrol related to providing law enforcement services to all state buildings and properties, including grounds appurtenant thereto, within Oklahoma and Tulsa counties, and performing other law enforcement duties within the state as assigned.  In this role, direct supervision will be provided to Capitol Patrol Lieutenants who are responsible for directing Patrol activities within designated areas. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I plus ability to direct all law enforcement activities and operations of the Capitol Patrol within Oklahoma and Tulsa counties and any related law enforcement duties as prescribed by the Commissioner of Public Safety.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one additional year of qualifying experience in a managerial capacity.

NOTE:  No substitution will be allowed for the one year of required managerial experience.


Applicants for the Department of Public Safety must:

Successfully complete a psychological evaluation similar to the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (70 O.S.  Supp.  1989, Section 3311 D.2.b).

Have no record of conviction of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude (70 O.S.  Supp. 1989, Section 3311 D.2.a).

Successfully take and pass a driving test, vision test, oral interview, background investigation and polygraph examination, all as established and prescribed by the Commissioner of Public Safety.

Possess a valid Oklahoma driver's license at time of appointment.

Submit to and successfully pass a controlled substance screening conducted by a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) certified laboratory (47 O.S. Supp. 1990, Section 2-105.5).

Upon initial appointment to the position of Patrolman, the appointed employee shall be required to serve an initial probationary period of twelve (12) months.  The Commissioner may extend the probationary period for up to three additional months.  (47 O.S. 1998 Supp. Section 2-105.C.1)

Last Modified on 08/19/2012

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