Motorized Squad Commanding Officer

Direct and coordinate activities of members of motorized highway patrols.
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Salary Range
$47,000 – $124,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Motorized Squad Commanding Officers do?

Directs and coordinates activities of members of motorized highway patrol who enforce state and municipal traffic laws and ordinances: Prepares reports on traffic conditions in patrol areas and recommends changes in traffic-control techniques and regulations to improve conditions. Directs members in safe use and care of motorcycles or cars, and assigns personnel to patrol areas. Evaluates work performance and disciplines immediate subordinates, and reviews evaluation of members of highway patrol unit for infraction of policy or procedures. May review changes in policy or law related to division activities to determine required revisions in operating procedures, and implements revisions. May prepare, or assign subordinate to prepare, revision of patrol training manual. May be designated according to rank as Motorized-Squad Captain; Motorized-Squad Lieutenant; Motorized-Squad Sergeant. In some municipalities, may coordinate activities of all personnel engaged in enforcing traffic laws, directing traffic, and investigating accidents and be designated Commanding Officer, Traffic Division.


Should I be a Motorized Squad Commanding Officer?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Commanding Officer, Motorized Squad, Motorized-Squad Captain, Motorized-Squad Lieutenant, Motorized-Squad Sergeant

    How to Become a
    Motorized Squad Commanding Officer

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