Agency: Lakeland Police Department
Location: Lakeland FL
Industry: Protective Service
Occupational Category: Law Enforcement
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 04/30/17 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $19.92 - $31.07 Hourly
Job Type: Full Time Regular
This is responsible Police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work involves the responsibility for prevention, detection and investigation of crimes and for maintaining law and order. Duties also consist of patrolling an assigned area, traffic regulation and direction and involvement in accident, criminal and other types of investigations. Duties may entail special assignments. Work involves an element of personal danger and may be performed in an automobile, on a motorcycle or on foot during an assigned shift. Assignments are received from superior officers and are carried out under established policies and procedures. Employees in this class must exercise considerable judgment and skill in their handling of emergencies. Performance is reviewed through conferences, handwritten and computer written reports inspections and observations by superiors.
Example of Duties:
Patrols a designated area of the City to preserve law and order, to prevent and detect the commission of crime and to enforce traffic regulations.
Responds to calls and complaints involving traffic accidents, misdemeanors, felonies, and property crimes, crimes against persons and disputes and takes necessary police action.
Serves warrants and makes arrests.
Conducts investigations at crime scenes; gathers evidence; locates and questions witnesses; take detailed statements from witnesses and suspects; testifies as a witness in court proceedings.
Investigates traffic accidents and administers first aid.
Investigates sex crimes, vice and narcotic incidents and files cases with State Attorney's Office.
Gives talks before school and community groups on juvenile delinquency, crime prevention, or other topics related to law enforcement.
Demonstrates proficiency in the use and care of firearms.
Supports and implements the community oriented policing concept.
Prepares written police reports, memorandums, and other correspondence.
Enforces State, Federal and local laws and ordinances.
Must be at least 19 years of age.
Must possess a high school diploma or GED from an accredited school or training facility.
Preference may be given to those applicants who possess an associate's degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
Must possess a valid state of Florida driver's license or have the ability to obtain one.
Must maintain a valid telephone number.
Applicants must meet all requirements established by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Applicants must also possess a current state of Florida police officer certification or meet Commission Comparable Compliance prior to employment. The requirements are enumerated in F.S. 943.13.
Applications may be accepted if the applicant has been accepted into or currently attending a Commission approved Basic Law Enforcement Academy or has met the requirements for the Equivalency of Training Program.
Applicants will be required to pass an extensive background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, a polygraph exam, physical agility test, drug screening examination, physical exam, psychological testing, credit checks, etc., prior to being offered employment as a Lakeland Police Officer.
May be required to work overtime, or alternate hours, as necessary for the efficient operation of the department.
Position may be designated as Mission Critical by Department Director.
NOTICE: All education and/or experience requirement must be fully met. Consideration for exception will only be given to recruits who display exemplary law enforcement experience or other circumstances. Exceptions made to any qualification requirements must be discussed and approved by the Chief of Police and the Civil Service Director or designee.
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