Subject to the direction and control of the Chief of Police, the Lieutenant, Chris Dolby, shall assume the role as the second officer in charge of the Department. In this capacity, working through the Sergeants, he shall have direct control over all members and employees of the Department. The Lieutenant thus possesses full line authority, as well as staff authority, and will assume the powers, duties and responsibilities of the Chief of Police in his absence.
The Lieutenant shall also be responsible for the direction, planning, organization, staffing and control of Operations and investigative Services. The Lieutenant shall be responsible for the accomplishment of the police mission through the strategic and tactical operations of all functions under his/her command. The Lieutenant shall also assure that personnel under his/her control display the proper performance and adherence to established rules, regulations, policies, procedures and orders of the Edgartown Police Department.
The Lieutenant also retains direct responsibility for supervising, coordinating, delegating and controlling function as determined by the Chief of Police.