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Department Portsmouth Police Department
Salary$64,205.45 - $81,805.99
Location Portsmouth, NH

Job Announcement



Under the direction of the Professional Standards Division Lieutenant, this employee oversees the Law Enforcement Accreditation process for the Police Department; liaisons with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the Northern New England Police Accreditation Coalition (NNEPAC); assists staff in resolving quality assurance and accreditation non-compliance issues and findings; monitors measures to meet CALEA Standards; completes, updates and submits required reports, documents and forms pursuant to applicable accreditation regulations: assists in updating Department policies and procedures to meet and maintain accreditation standards; maintains electronic standards files for primary and secondary proofs of compliance; and assists in preparing the Department for accreditation/re-accreditation. Completes other duties under the Professional Standards umbrella.


  1. Administers the accreditation process for the Police Department.
  2. Maintains Department accreditation documents.
  3. Receives assignments and sets work priorities.
  4. Coordinates accreditation tasks to meet deadlines.
  5. Coordinates accreditation projects as assigned by the Professional Standards Division Lieutenant.
  6. Attends and participate in accreditation meetings, which frequently take place outside of Portsmouth.
  7. Attends annual CALEA training conference and other related trainings as directed.
  8. Provides accreditation related training and briefings to department personnel as directed.
  9. Attends various staff meetings as directed.
  10. Coordinates onsite accreditation inspections and make appropriate recommendations.
  11. Maintains working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws as they apply to the accreditation process.
  12. Gathers, compiles, and analyzes accreditation statistics for reporting purposes.
  13. Other data entry in the Professional Standards Division as needed.



An incumbent in this position consistently demonstrates…

  1. Good working knowledge of office procedures and terminology relevant to the specific office(s) where he/she may be assigned.
  2. Considerable knowledge and ability in the use of commonly available office and data processing equipment including intermediate skills in the use of office automation and data processing applications normally used within the office where assigned.
  3. Strong personal and office organization skills.
  4. An ability to work independently and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors, officials, and customers.
  5. Ability to maintain confidential information.
  6. An ability to readily learn assigned tasks, adhere to prescribed policies and procedures, efficiently and effectively complete assigned work and take the initiative to help others with office work or as otherwise required.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, other employees, city departments, city officials, and other agencies orally, in writing, and by listening in the activities of conversation, discussion, notes memorandum, and written reports.
  8. Ability to prepare, type, and proofread complex reports including statistical data.



Works in a typical office environment, which is handicapped accessible, but may be subject to uncomfortably warm or cool temperatures.  The work is primarily of an intellectual nature but requires the moderate lifting of binders, reports, office equipment and supplies weighing up to 25 pounds and being able to bend and reach file papers in four drawer and E scale plan filing cabinets.  Extensive computer work will be expected along with twisting and turning to answer phones, get files, etc..  He/she must be able to hear normal sounds, distinguish sound as voice patterns, and communicate through human speech. Must be able to switch tasks immediately when necessary and prioritize daily workload. 


A candidate for this position must have at least an Associate’s Degree, however a Bachelor’s or higher is preferred.  Experience in the use of office computers and other office equipment, supplemented by training in basic office procedures, and two years of clerical experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 


(The above descriptions are illustrative.  They are intended as guides for personnel actions and are not complete itemizations of all facets of any job.)



Please direct questions regarding this position to evansh@portsmouthnhpd.gov

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