Sample Position Descriptions
Law Enforcement Liaison
General Summary of Function/Purpose of Position
This position provides law enforcement expertise to the division for enforcement grant site selection, selection of appropriate grant strategies and countermeasures, and grant development for the State’s law enforcement community to maximize effective leadership, funding and programming. This position conducts networking activities and acts as a liaison within the State’s law enforcement community, the State Highway Safety Office (SHSO), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Regional Office. This position oversees the activities of the Law Enforcement Liaison field staff (contractual), reviews periodic reports of liaisons and provides feedback accordingly. This position maintains a schedule for all law enforcement mobilizations and verifies participation of enforcement agencies involved in the mobilizations.
Educate State and local law enforcement leaders on the need for priority attention to traffic safety issues and cooperative enforcement projects with other traffic safety disciplines. As the State’s representative to the law enforcement community, this position provides the link from the national perspective to the local level. Participate in the development and implementation of a long term, statewide traffic safety enforcement plan that positively impacts traffic fatalities and injuries. 40 % of time
- Assume a leadership role in the promotion of traffic safety issues relating to the seat belt and impaired driving enforcement programs and in promoting the State law enforcement challenge.
- Work with the State’s law enforcement leadership and associations to assist with the development of effective countermeasure programs for Federal funding.
- Conduct needs assessments to determine specific problems and priorities that can be addressed through grant programs.
- Provide enforcement program technical assistance to local communities, including data/problem identification, best practice strategies and programs, and the SHSO grant development process.
- Provide technical support for statewide and local enforcement partners on programming initiatives. Review statewide work plans for enforcement cooperatives and make recommendations for approval.
Network with the State’s law enforcement community and promote the SHSO traffic safety priorities. 35% of time
- Serve as Regional Liaison for the SHSO to provide oversight for grant development to the assigned regions and the State Police/Patrol during the development, implementation and monitoring of community grant programs.
- Provide oversight and guidance on the State Police/Patrol Traffic Safety agency grant. Assist the project director with strategic planning, funding disbursements, funding priorities, quarterly reporting and data collection. Act as a liaison advising of NHTSA and SHSO priorities as they relate to the State Police.
- Assist law enforcement agencies with strategic planning for SHSO grant activities. Encourage agencies to expand traffic enforcement programs.
- Provide oversight and direction to a team of field Law Enforcement Liaisons, directing activities associated with enforcement mobilizations.
- Assist local agencies and grant project directors with media events, and coordinate local law enforcement activities with community events for mobilizations.
- Meet with local businesses, civic groups, and major employers to promote law enforcement activities. Serve as the liaison between the SHSO and law enforcement to disseminate traffic safety information such as statistics, legal updates and traffic safety training opportunities. Encourage collaboration between the engineering and law enforcement communities.
Serve as the State’s expert in the design of future law enforcement programs. Use experience as a seasoned law enforcement officer to conduct strategic planning. Research best practices. Design programs to increase and sustain seat belt use and decrease impaired driving. Analyze and assess new programs and technology in the Police Traffic Services (PTS) area and provide recommendations concerning new initiatives. 15 % of time
- Attend regional and national conferences to share and learn about new enforcement programs. Plan, coordinate and conduct a yearly law enforcement officers’ conference to highlight effective programs and best practices.
- Interface with the State criminal justice community to determine training needs to provide a well-rounded curriculum for all disciplines involved in Federal grant programs. Work with the magistrates and prosecutors on program initiatives so that all agencies are aware of current and future programs.
- Coordinate Law Enforcement Liaison coverage on a statewide basis to promote enforcement programs and activities.
Direct law enforcement activities associated with State and national law enforcement mobilizations. Provide a link for communication with the State’s courts and media outlets to promote the enforcement message. Manage and direct special projects as assigned. 10% of time
- Interface with the Alcohol-Drug Program Coordinator and Occupant Protection Coordinator on activities relating to the enforcement mobilizations.
- Assist contractual field staff on promoting the mobilizations as necessary, including recruiting law enforcement agencies to conduct stepped up enforcement, conduct media events and post activity data collection.
- Review field staff reports and report items of interest or concern directly to the Grant Unit Manager. Recommend special projects to be implemented.
- Direct the development of committees, task forces and working groups to address emerging police traffic services issues.