Investigations Lieutenant – Hamlet, NC

Investigations Lieutenant

Hamlet Police Dept.

Hamlet, NC


Investigations Lieutenant

Hamlet Police Dept. – Hamlet, North Carolina

Feb 28, 2023

Application Deadline:
Apr 3, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$48,092.00 annual
Top Pay:
$$55,772.00 annual

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to manage the operations of the Investigative Division of the Hamlet Police Department in a manner ensuring sound professional management practices to develop, implement, and deliver efficient and effective law enforcement and public safety services for the City of Hamlet.

Change in Responsibilities or Organizational Relationship:

The Lieutenant will directly supervise the Investigation Division and will report directly to the Major of Operations.

Responsibilities and expectations: Perform other administrative duties as assigned by the Chief of Police.

Assign cases to subordinates

Prepare felony cases for distribution to the District Attorney’s Office and for trial.

Direct and supervise detective division

Oversee and manage custody of evidence and preparation of evidence to be transported to the state crime lab and also provide backup evidence custodian assistance when necessary

Plan and organize work and allocate necessary resources to achieve established objectives; focus initiative and action appropriately on priorities and objectives.

Perform duties and assignments with tenacious focus and determination; effectively use work hours; accept personal responsibility for work; demonstrate a “can-do” attitude; continuously strive to resolve issues aiming for successful outcomes.

Demonstrate consistent reliability for accomplishing tasks and performing duties within an expected time frame.

Inspire others with compelling vision; building trust through actions and creating a culture of ethical principles.

Understand that this position is a command level position, and in as much, the scheduling of work hours are variable. Work hours are NOT limited to Monday thru Friday 8a-5p. This position will require the ability to work night shift, split shifts, day shifts, possible holidays, and require to be placed on an “on-call” schedule. This position is under the direct supervision of the Chief of Police and/or his designee and other assignments may be given in the best interest of the department.

Division Supervision and Management – Manage the administration and operations of Criminal Investigations Division as well as other duties assigned by the Chief of Police and/or his designee.

Encourage and support professional and personal development of staff by at least annual conversations regarding professional and personal development goals with each staff member and by jointly agreeing on an annual Career Development Plan for each employee.

Maintain a work environment that is marked by respect for others; that values inclusiveness and builds workforce diversity; and that fosters cooperation, teamwork and innovation. Observe safety standards in the workplace. Monitor, report, and participate as appropriate, in resolving potential safety and security issues.

Perform and assist with annual work plans in accordance with Department policies and procedures.

As appropriate, sets aside time to directly interact with division personnel to observe performance.

Ensure that work areas of the assigned division are maintained in an appropriate manner consistent with a professional law enforcement agency and health and safety regulations.

Encourage subordinate personnel in the area of problem solving.

Provide employees with clear expectations regarding organizational values (i.e., behaviors and ways of working) and desired results; clear and honest performance feedback; suggestions for training and self-development; and timely evaluations. Use performance measures to monitor and continuously improve the services and operations of the assigned division.

Education and Experience Required: What educational background is needed to perform these duties and responsibilities? What kind of work experience is needed? High School diploma or equivalency and three (3) years of law enforcement experience. Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission or the ability to achieve certification within one year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of two years of progressive supervisory/managerial public safety experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Competencies: Knowledge, skills and abilities required in this position?

Squad / Department Management: Ability to monitor preliminary and follow-up investigations for compliance with legal procedures and departmental policy. Ability to assess training needs for effective operation of equipment. Knowledge and management of community policing efforts.

Communication Skills: Ability to interpret new laws, ordinances, rules, and policies for staff and confirms understanding of same. Ability to respond in a timely manner to internal and external communications.

Organizational Awareness and Commitment: Ability to formulate and implement policy for division. Ability to identify measures and indicators of performance and identify actions needed to improve or correct performance relative to goals.

Problem Solving: Ability to analyze division operations through sampling, on-scene observation, surveys, and recommend changes.

Other Qualifications that must be meet:

Meet all the requirement of Sergeant

Meet all the requirements of Detective 1

Field Training Officer Supervisor Training

Intermediate Certification

Lead 4 Community Events

FBI Leadership Institute

Criminal Justice Workshop

Internal Affairs Certification

Background Investigator Certification

Media Relations

Hostage Negotiations

North Carolina Justice Academy Leadership Certificate



Dental insurance

Health insurance

Life insurance

Paid time off

Professional development assistance

Retirement plan

Tuition reimbursement

Vision insurance


10 hour shift

12 hour shift

8 hour shift

Day shift

Evening shift


Monday to Friday

Night shift

On call

Overnight shift

Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

Hamlet, NC 28345: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


High school or equivalent (Required)


Law enforcement: 3 years (Required)

Supervising experience: 2 years (Required)

Job Requirements

Age: At least 20 years old

Education: High School Diploma or GED Required. Additional education (Associates Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree) are a plus

Experience: Must have at least (3) years of sworn Law Enforcement experience

Contact Information

Capt. Matthew Norris

[email protected]

Hamlet Police Dept.

201 Main St.

Hamlet, North Carolina 28345

phone: 910-995-0755


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