Police Officer

Agency: Largo Police Department

Location: Largo FL

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement



Closing Date/Time:           Fri. 03/31/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Salary:                               $21.73 - $33.07 Hourly
$1,738.40 - $2,645.60 Biweekly
$45,198.40 - $68,785.60 Annually

Job Type:                          Full-time regular


Starting Hourly Rate: $21.10   
Salary Range: $43,888.00 - $66,788.80 Annually


All candidates must complete an online City of Largo Employment Application. All documents must be uploaded with your application prior to the closing date.

For consideration, all applicants must complete the process through: 

Police Applicant Screening Service (PASS) at:
SPC Allstate Center
3200 34th Street South, Suite 135
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711
Telephone: 727-864-3822

Screening includes a written examination, administrative interview and background investigation. To expedite the hiring process, please begin your processing with PASS as soon as possible. Should an offer be extended, the Police Department will reimburse the basic Public Safety Applicant Screening fees upon hire.

The Police Department's screening process includes:


1. Orientation/Pre-Screening

2. Ride Along

3. Oral Board

4. Scenario Board

5. Chief's Interview

After an offer of employment is given, applicants must successfully complete the following:


Psychological evaluation

Medical examination (including Xrays, EKG, MRI and drug screening)

The probationary period for a Police Officer is one (1) year from the date of hire.


Most law enforcement agencies require candidates to pass a qualification exam.

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Elements of Selection Process:

1. Review of applications for selection of individuals to be interviewed.

2. Schedule those applicants selected to be interviewed.

3. Selected applicants will interview with panel.

4. Conduct criminal background check and driving history record on top applicant.

5. Schedule polygraph for selected top applicant.

6. Schedule physical for top applicant.

7. Verification of three (3) personal references.

8. Schedule applicant to report to sign in at Human Resources and first day of work. 


Duration of The Process:

The expected duration of the selection process for filling the position should take approximately six (6) to eight (8) weeks.


Agency's Policy On Reapplication:

If not selected, you may reapply for this or any other position at any time posted.

The City of Largo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Summary

This is general duty police work in the enforcement of laws and ordinances. The employee is responsible for the protection of life and property; for the prevention, detection, and investigation of crime; and for maintaining law and order. Assignments are carried out in accordance with established rules, procedures, statutes, and judicial decisions. However, employees must be able to act without direct supervision in emergencies and unusual situations. Work is reviewed through reports, inspections, and observation.



Responds to assignments received as a result of calls for service from the public and from superior officers.

Patrols assigned areas on foot, bicycle, motorcycle or in police vehicles; enforces traffic and criminal laws, parking regulations, and domestic violence injunctions; performs investigations, provides service, and generally provides for the safety of the public.

Responds to the scene of crimes, traffic accidents, and incidents. Interviews suspects, prisoners, complainants, and witnesses in order to gather information; takes enforcement action, and files official reports.

Attends training for the City when necessary.

Maintains radio contact with department personnel via two-way radio.

Searches for and apprehends suspects involved in criminal activity.

Transports prisoners to the police building, detention facility, or treatment facility as required.

Testifies and presents evidence in court regarding policing duties.

Interacts with diverse groups of people within the department and the community in order to detect, prevent, and investigate suspected criminal activity; monitors businesses for compliance with laws and ordinances, and develops and maintains sources of information about criminal activities.

Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Responsible for safety of self, others, materials, and equipment.

Assists medical personnel on site; assists other agencies as required.

May be assigned special law enforcement related duties.

Will be required to serve as a primary responder during emergency situations to include natural disasters, storms, and/or civil unrest.

Performs related work as required.



Training and Experience: Sixty (60) semester credit hours from an accredited college or university. The 60 credit hours will be waived for applicants with at least two years prior law enforcement- related experience or two years active military duty. Ability to successfully obtain a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Certification. Applicants certified in other States must meet compliance standards as enumerated in Florida Statute 943.13.

Tatto Policy:  Largo Police Department policy states officers may not have tattos on any portion of their body visible while wearing department's approved uniforms. Long sleeve shirts and pants may be worn, but will be required during all official duties (including external training, court appearances, etc.) Visible body piercings are prohibited other than a standard ear piercing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to understand the principles and practices of police work, and to understand and enforce laws and ordinances. Ability to analytically and objectively observe situations and to report and record them clearly and completely. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public. Ability to meet the minimum standards for employment as a Police Officer established by Florida Statute 943.13 and meet background and personal history standards as established by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) 11B-27.

The City of Largo is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. We also support a smoke-free and drug-free workplace.