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First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives - 33-1012.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Chief of Police
  • Detective Sergeant
  • Lieutenant
  • Patrol Sergeant
  • Police Captain
  • Police Chief
  • Police Lieutenant
  • Police Sergeant
  • Sergeant
  • Shift Supervisor

SOC Occupation Groups

33-0000 Protective Service Occupations
33-1000 Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
33-1010 First-Line Supervisors of Law Enforcement Workers
33-1012.00 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives

Related Occupations


  • Conduct raids and order detention of witnesses and suspects for questioning.
  • Cooperate with court personnel and officials from other law enforcement agencies and testify in court as necessary.
  • Develop, implement and revise departmental policies and procedures.
  • Direct collection, preparation, and handling of evidence and personal property of prisoners.
  • Direct release or transfer of prisoners.
  • Discipline staff for violation of department rules and regulations.
  • Explain police operations to subordinates to assist them in performing their job duties.
  • Inform personnel of changes in regulations and policies, implications of new or amended laws, and new techniques of police work.
  • Inspect facilities, supplies, vehicles, and equipment to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Investigate and resolve personnel problems within organization and charges of misconduct against staff.
  • Maintain logs, prepare reports, and direct the preparation, handling, and maintenance of departmental records.
  • Meet with civic, educational, and community groups to develop community programs and events, and to discuss law enforcement subjects.
  • Monitor and evaluate the job performance of subordinates, and authorize promotions and transfers.
  • Prepare budgets and manage expenditures of department funds.
  • Prepare news releases and respond to police correspondence.
  • Prepare work schedules and assign duties to subordinates.
  • Requisition and issue equipment and supplies.
  • Review contents of written orders to ensure adherence to legal requirements.
  • Supervise and coordinate the investigation of criminal cases, offering guidance and expertise to investigators, and ensuring that procedures are conducted in accordance with laws and regulations.
  • Train staff in proper police work procedures.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Apprehend criminal suspects.
  • Collaborate with law enforcement or security agencies to share information.
  • Collaborate with outside groups to develop programs or projects.
  • Detain suspects or witnesses.
  • Direct criminal investigations.
  • Direct law enforcement activities.
  • Evaluate employee performance.
  • Inform others about laws or regulations.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure safety or proper functioning.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with security or safety regulations.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Prepare activity or work schedules.
  • Prepare investigation or incident reports.
  • Process forensic or legal evidence in accordance with procedures.
  • Resolve interpersonal conflicts.
  • Review documents or materials for compliance with policies or regulations.
  • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.
  • Train employees in proper work procedures.
  • Write operational reports.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) Crewman (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Anti-tank Missileman (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Area Intelligence Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Armor Senior Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Crewman (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Chief Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Chief Master-At-Arms (CMAA) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • CID Special Agent (Army - Enlisted)
  • CID Special Agent (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Correctional Custody Supervisor (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Counter Intelligence Agent (Army - Enlisted)
  • Counter-Intelligence Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence (CI/HUMINT) Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Criminal Investigation (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Criminal Investigation Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Criminal Investigator CID Agent (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Critical Skills Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • CWO - Security (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Force Protection Officer Afloat (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Force Protection Officer Ashore (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Harbor Security Boat Training Supervisor (HSB TRASUP) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Harbor Security Patrol Supervisor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Human Intelligence Collection Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Human Intelligence Collector (Army - Enlisted)
  • Infantry Assaultman (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Infantry Squad Leader (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Infantry Unit Leader (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Intelligence Investigations Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Investigations (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Law Enforcement (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Security (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Operations Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Unit Leader (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Light Armored Reconnaissance Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • M1A1 Tank Crewman (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Master-At-Arms (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Military Police (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Military Police (Army - Enlisted)
  • Military Police (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Military Police Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Security Forces (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Security Forces (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Shore Patrol Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Senior Sergeant/SIGINT Chief (Army - Enlisted)
  • Signals Intelligence Analysis Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Signals Intelligence Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Special Forces Weapons Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Special Investigations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Special Investigations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Investigations Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Investigations Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Investigations Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Investigations Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Investigations Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Commander, Identification and Records
  • Commander, Internal Affairs
  • Commander, Police Reserves
  • Commanding Officer, Homicide Squad
  • Commanding Officer, Investigation Division
  • Commanding Officer, Motorized Squad
  • Commanding Officer, Police
  • Deputy Sheriff, Chief
  • Deputy Sheriff, Commander, Civil Division
  • Deputy Sheriff, Commander, Criminal and Patrol Division
  • Deputy, Court
  • Desk Officer
  • Detective Chief
  • Launch Commander, Harbor Police
  • Police Captain, Precinct
  • Police Lieutenant, Community Relations
  • Police Lieutenant, Patrol
  • Police Sergeant, Precinct I
  • Supervisor, Artist, Suspect
  • Supervisor, Identification and Communications
  • Traffic Lieutenant
  • Traffic Sergeant