Core Competencies are the fundamental set of skills and abilities that a department utilizes to provide its services. An employee contributes to the success of the Department by using these skills in their daily work. Competency is not a job title but rather a specific knowledge, skill, or ability that contributes to completing a job-related task. The final aim of this process is to continue to work with every employee toward self-actualization by setting individualized, reachable development goals.
The Department’s core competencies include Safety, Investigative, Educational Services, Crime Prevention, Community Outreach, and Support Services. Following the process of improving your skill set and learning new information, you can identify the types of training and other activities that will help you readjust your skill set to improve upon these areas. Skills form an employee’s career goals. It serves as a road map for employees to see where they are now regarding their profession.