As a centurion, he acted as chief of police, and he doubled as the magistrate, hearing all cases that required justice. In the modern world, the executive branch and judicial branch are often considered to be in conflict, but in ancient Rome, no such thinking existed. Add to the list of responsibilities that he was the head of all the tax collectors. Caesarea had over 100,000 people by some estimates, and it was a transit point for merchants from around the world. Administration of all these was his day job. He had to do all of it as a new follower of Christ.