Officer In Charge (OIC)
When appointed the title of OIC, a patrol officer attends trainings to help further develop their leadership and supervisory skills. For further training a new OIC will work with a Lieutenant to learn how to effectively supervise a shift. When working under the title of OIC, a patrol officer has similar responsibilities as a Lieutenant including reviewing reports, coordinating patrol responses, and speaking with concerned citizens.
The OIC position is a great way for an Officer to get a taste of what it is like to be a supervisor and help guide their career decisions. The Menasha Police Department utilizes 3-4 OIC's at a time. To be selected as an OIC, a patrol officer should have at least three years of experience and show that they are dedicated to the mission and views of the Police Department.