Opa-Locka, FL
Opa-locka Police Department

Position Summary:

The incumbent is responsible for the protection of life and property of the citizens of the City of Opa-locka, Florida. The incumbent is a shift supervisor and is under the direct supervision of the Assistant Chief of Police. The incumbent is expected to perform his or her duties according to state laws, city ordinances and the policies and procedures of the police department. Instructions to the incumbent are somewhat general but many aspects of the work follow standardized guidelines. The incumbent is frequently required to use independent judgment in order to complete tasks.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols the streets of the city, places of business, and residential districts enforcing city ordinances and state laws.
  • Investigates suspected crimes, reports findings, and arrests suspected individuals.
  • Investigates accidents involving persons or property, reports probable cause of accidents, and pursues appropriate course of action.
  • Answers dispatched calls.
  • Coordinates the activities of a shift of patrol officers.
  • Assists the Chief of Police in administration of the department.
  • Directs activities to ensure the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property;
  • Appraises work of personnel and working conditions and takes necessary steps to improve police operations in cooperation and coordination with the Assistant Chief of Police and Chief of Police.
  • Cooperates with county, state, and federal officers in the apprehension and detention of wanted persons and with other city departments where activities of the police department are involved.
  • Works to provide formal and in-service training programs for personnel as directed by the Assistant Chief of Police and Chief of Police.
  • Testifies in court and legal proceedings.
  • Keeps records and prepares reports.
  • Enforces all laws and departmental rules and regulations pertaining to officers and recommends remedial or disciplinary actions for inefficient, incompetent or unsuitable members;
  • Assists police officers in preparation for court, legal proceedings and report documentation.
  • May provide animal control services.
  • May provide emergency first aid.
  • Provides specialized instruction and makes presentations to school classrooms, community groups, and others.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, or a related field. Advanced degrees are advantageous.
  • Must possess a Valid State of Florida Driver’s License and must be currently be certified as a Police Officer by the State of Florida.