Agency: Delray Beach Police Department
Location: Delray Beach CA
Industry: Protective Service
Occupational Category: Law Enforcement
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
$23.08 - $37.29 Hourly
$48,000.00 - $77,561.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-time
The City of
Delray Beach does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
sex, religion, age or disability, marital status, family status or sexual
orientation in employment or the provision of services
The City of
Delray Beach is a Non-Tobacco Workplace. The City will not consider
applicants who have used tobacco or nicotine products for a period of at least
three months prior to application for employment. The definition of "tobacco or
nicotine products" includes but is not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, chewing
tobacco, pipes, snuff, e-cigarettes and nicotine patches or gum.
Maximum salary for Police Officer is based on degree and part of a step program.
General duty police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant.
Essential Job Duties:
arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdues
resisting suspects using maneuvers and weapons and resort to the use of hands
and feet, and other approved weapons in self-defense.
investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar,
symbols and mathematical computations.
independent judgment in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to
detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest and when force may be
used and to what degree.
law enforcement vehicle during both the day and night; in emergency situations
involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic and in unsafe
road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, and rain.
effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating
and responding to radio communications.
information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the
statements of victims, witnesses, suspects and confidential informers.
fleeing suspects and perform rescue operations which may involve quickly
entering and exiting law enforcement patrol vehicles; lifting, carrying and
dragging heavy objects; climbing over and pulling up oneself over obstacles;
jumping down from elevated surfaces; climbing through openings; jumping over
obstacles, ditches and streams; crawling in confined areas; balancing on uneven
or narrow surfaces and using body force to gain entrance through barriers.
unload, aim and fire from a variety of body positions - handguns, shotguns and
other agency firearms under conditions of stress that justify the use of deadly
force and at levels of proficiency prescribed in certification standards.
searches of people, vehicles, buildings and large outdoor areas which may
involve feeling and detecting objects, walking for long periods of time,
detaining people and stopping suspicious vehicles and persons.
visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
law enforcement patrol functions that include such things as working rotating
shifts, walking on foot patrol and physically checking the doors and windows of
buildings to ensure they are secure.
communicate with people, including juveniles, by giving information and
directions, mediating disputes and advising of rights and processes.
communication skills in court and other formal settings.
collect evidence and substances that provide the basis of criminal offenses and
infractions and that indicate the presence of dangerous conditions.
verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of
suspects and other people encountered in an antagonistic environment.
rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and disasters to include directing
traffic for long periods of time, administering emergency medical aid, lifting,
dragging and carrying people away from dangerous situations and securing and
evacuating people from particular areas.
transport prisoners using handcuffs and other appropriate restraints.
Put on and
operate a gas mask in situations where chemical munitions are being deployed.
small fires by using a fire extinguisher and other appropriate means.
comprehend legal and non-legal documents, including the preparation and
processing of such documents as citations, affidavits and warrants.
arrests suspects to include taking their photographs and obtaining a legible set
of inked fingerprint impressions.
designated, trains, cares for, and uses a K-9 dog in patrol and other
areas of the City by: car, on foot, motorcycle, or bicycle.
(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.)
LAW ENFORCEMENT TEST
Most law enforcement agencies require candidates to pass a qualification exam.
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Must be a
U.S. Citizen (born or naturalized).
Must have a
minimum of 60 college credits.
conviction of felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or domestic
military service must have been completed with an Honorable Discharge.
possess s a valid Florida driver's license at time of hire and/or appointment.
be corrected to 20/20.
(A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)