Certified Police Officer

Aventura, FL
City of Aventura Police Department

Salary
$67,820.47 – $103,708.75 Annually

The City is accepting applications for F/T Certified Police Officers for openings and to establish an eligibility list for future openings.

Duties & Responsibilities

A Police Officer may work rotating shifts and perform the following functions utilizing his/her judgment in conjunction with their training, experience and the Florida State Statutes, departmental General Orders or other legal or guiding directives in deciding a course of action that will be taken while acting in their official capacity.  Their duties also may include, but are not limited to, the below activities:

  • Patrols Streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to detect crime, traffic violations or other violations or incidents requiring police action
  • Writing reports, field interrogations cards and any other reports as the case or incident may require
  • Conducting preliminary investigations on all crimes/crashes, incidents and any other law violations
  • Responding to routine, emergency or difficult calls for service.  May also initiate a call for service if viewed or come upon during patrol duties
  • Interview and/or interrogate suspects, witnesses and drivers of vehicles involved in crimes or crashes
  • Gathering and preserving physical evidence.
  • Making arrests or taking persons into custody and carrying out their duties in conjunction with Federal, State, County and City Laws and Ordinances
  • Preparing cases for court presentations and testifying when required in all proceedings
  • Patrols the city to preserve the peace and enforce criminal and traffic laws
  • Summon paramedics, tow trucks, other law enforcement officers, and other assistance as appropriate. Takes measurements and draws diagrams of a scene such as crashes or as may be required.
  • Conducts follow up investigations of crimes as time, policy and/or manpower permit.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Entry Level

General:  

  1. Must be a minimum of 21 years old at the time of employment;
  2. Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of employment, a valid FL State driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any State;
  3. No Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen;
  5. Must be able to read and write the English language;
  6. Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits
  7. Applicants that reside within Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe or Palm Beach counties must pass a full physical agility test (modified agility test not accepted) and swim test prior to application. Swim test is waived for a lateral if the candidate has taken and passed a swim test at least once in their career.  Applicants who reside outside of the aforementioned counties must pass a full physical agility test and swim test as part of the second phase of their background investigation. Out of State applicants must submit written statement indicating an acknowledgement of requirements for physical agility and  swim test  to be completed at a later date when uploading the required documents with application.
  8. Must attend and successfully complete a basic Police Officer Academy and successfully take and pass the State Police Officer Exam

Lateral Entry:

  1. Must be able to meet all Entry Level requirements listed above; to include a valid certification as a Police Officer as required by FDLE and/or CJSTC guidelines.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Must possess a two year college degree (AA or AS); or, a High School diploma/GED and have three (3) or more years of military service with an Honorable Discharge; or three (3) years law enforcement experience as a Certified Police Officer.
  2. Applicants at state universities must submit transcripts with notation that Associates in Arts or Science degree/certificate has been awarded pursuant to s. 1007.25