Job Title:                             LAW ENFORCEMENT RECRUIT

Closing Date/Time:          Continuous

Salary:                                $23,600.00 - $39,700.00 Annually 

Job Type:                            Full-Time

Location:                            Ocala, FL

Agency:                            Ocala Police Department



This position is an entry level, non-sworn position in the Police Department. Incumbents in the position are assigned to the Basic Recruit Police Officer Course at an approved Community College and must satisfactorily pass all of the requirements that lead to the possession of the Florida Police Officer Standards and Training Certificate before becoming candidates for the sworn position of Police Officer.


Examples of Duties:

CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION 100% IN Attends and participates in a departmental approved Basic Police Officer Recruit School maintaining a minimum grade point average of 80% throughout the course. Must score at least 72% on the Florida Basic Abilities Test for Law Enforcement. ATTENDANCE & PERFORMANCE: Required to report to work at the appointed hour, as scheduled, and to work the entire assigned shift. Required to abide by the "Law Enforcement Code of Ethics", the Ocala Police Department Code of Conduct and Directives, and all local, state and federal laws. Must maintain 100% attendance in Basic Recruit School pursuant to CJSTC rules. Must maintain a professional, alert, and business-like manner. Additionally, recruits must maintain a military bearing in the classroom, during field training and when in the community at all times. May be required to direct traffic or perform other police-related functions when not attending classes. Attendance of classes at odd and unusual hours may be required, as well as working on weekends and designated holidays. GRADUATION Required to successfully graduate from the assigned Basic Police Officer Recruit School and pass the State of Florida Police Certification Test.



Typical Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or G.E.D. Must be 19 years of age by the time of graduation from the Law Enforcement Academy. Must successfully complete OPD competitive selection process for the position, including medical, physical, drug screening and psychological assessments. Must have the ability to register as a student at the assigned Basic Police Officer Recruit School. Must possess a valid Florida driver's license with an acceptable driving record. Professional Licenses Florida Operators Driver's License. Within 30 days of successful graduation from the Law Enforcement Academy, taken and pass the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) examination for Certified Law Enforcement Officers. Supplemental Information Successfully perform duties as a full-time student in a Basic Police Recruit School in the State of Florida. Required to make a 3-year employment commitment with the Ocala Police Department at the time of selection as a Law Enforcement Recruit. This commitment period will begin on the date the Law Enforcement Recruit is successfully released following the OPD Field Training Program. Residency Requirement Resident of Marion County







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