Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
74860 11 ST R3 N 796-09 06/04/2022
Click on “Job Code” for current expanded job information.


JOB CODE: 74860

DEFINITION: This is highly responsible administrative and managerial law enforcement work in directing the Capitol Police Force to ensure police and security services are provided for commonwealth employees, public officials, and visitors to commonwealth properties and facilities.

The employee in this job plans, organizes, and directs police and security functions of the Capitol Police Force. Work involves directing Capitol Police staff to enforce laws, rules, and regulations; and protect commonwealth employees, public officials, property, facilities, and the public. Work includes developing and implementing policies and procedures, establishing standards of conduct and operation for the Capitol Police Force, and overseeing the coordination and delivery of safety training to state agencies and external groups. Work also includes directing the investigation of complex or high profile crimes, suspected crimes, and accidents; overseeing the coordination of law enforcement efforts with municipal, state, and federal law enforcement entities; and developing and directing the implementation of emergency and contingency plans for public events, demonstrations, or emergency situations. Work is performed under the general direction of the Deputy Secretary for Property and Asset Management, and is reviewed for overall program effectiveness, customer satisfaction, and adherence to applicable laws, rules, and regulations.


     • Work is distinguished from the Capitol Police Force Deputy Superintendent by the responsibility for directing and managing all aspects of Capitol Police Force operations.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Plans, directs, and evaluates all police services and security functions of the Capitol Police Force, including the enforcement of commonwealth rules and regulations, the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, and the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code.

• Develops and establishes police and security policies, procedures, and standards of conduct and operation for the Capitol Police Force.

• Directs investigations of crimes, suspected crimes, and accidents.

• Oversees communications with law enforcement entities, security organizations, and community organizations regarding police issues, investigations, and other related matters.

• Coordinates police and security services provided to commonwealth agencies.

• Advises and consults with departmental and other officials on problems involving police and security issues, surveillance, and parking.

• Develops and oversees the implementation of emergency and contingency plans for public events, demonstrations, and emergency situations.

• Oversees formal and on-the-job training programs to ensure ongoing staff development.

• Conducts studies and surveys to identify opportunities for improvement in police and security programs.

• Operates motor vehicles.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• Employees in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates' work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, Motor Vehicle Code, local ordinances, and commonwealth regulations.

• Knowledge of safety procedures and regulations related to the use of firearms.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of criminal investigations, including the identification and preservation of physical evidence.

• Knowledge of commonwealth contingency plans during emergency situations, including bomb threat recognition and management.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of crowd control and group behavior.

• Knowledge of the operation of police communications equipment.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision.

• Ability to develop policies and procedures in accordance with laws, rules, and regulations.

• Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions of a police and security force.

• Ability to read and interpret written materials, such as laws and regulations.

• Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

• Ability to use sound judgment in situations involving decision-making, danger, and stress.

• Ability to observe, assess, and evaluate surroundings and accurately recall facts.

• Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

• Ability to effectively communicate orally.

• Ability to effectively communicate in writing.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities)

• One year as a Capitol Police Force Deputy Superintendent (commonwealth title);


• Two years as a Capitol Police Officer, Lieutenant (commonwealth title);


• Five years of law enforcement experience, which includes three years of supervisory experience;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training, which includes three years of supervisory experience in law enforcement.


• All positions require possession of an active motor vehicle license.

• The employee in this job must have active Act 120 certification obtained through a training program approved by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC).