Certified Police Officer
General duty police work responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances, prevention, detection and investigation of crime, maintenance of law and order and other duties associated with the protection of life, property and public safety. Law enforcement officers perform duties in accordance with Florida State Statutes, City of Naples policy & procedures and departmental policies & procedures. Position performs essential functions as outlined in the official position description and applicable to assigned functional area. Performs related work as required. Persons hired into this position will be expected to work on an assigned shift, which may include holidays.
1. Possess a valid Florida Department of Law Enforcement Police Officer Certification, possess an out-of-state law enforcement certification with ability to meet eligibility requirements for the Florida CJSTC Equivalency of Training program, or provide proof of current police academy enrollment.
2. Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
3. Must have a valid Florida driver license and received no more than five traffic citations within the past three (3) years. Must not have been convicted of DUI, DWI, or leaving the scene of a traffic crash within the last five (5) years, or have a case pending for any of these offenses. Out-of-State applicants must have a Florida driver license prior to first day of employment with the City.
4. Not have been convicted of any felony, a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads nolo contendere to or is found guilty of any felony or misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, is not eligible for employment pursuant to Florida State Statute 943.13.
5. Achieve a passing score on a Physical Abilities Test (PAT) for law enforcement.
6. Pass a psychological, medical, and drug testing exam.
7. Pass a comprehensive background investigation.
8. Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
9. Must be a United States citizen.
10. Prohibited from having any visible tattoo that can be deemed reasonably offensive or morally objectionable, including but not limited to, racially oriented, drug related, or sexually explicit words, pictures, or symbols.
11. All new employees are required to sign an affidavit stating they have not been a tobacco user for at least six (6) months prior to their application for employment and will remain tobacco free during their employment with the City of Naples. Tobacco is defined as any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, nicotine dispensing device, or any other type of smoking product, including smokeless tobacco such as spit tobacco, dip, chew, of snuff, in any form.