Certified Police Officer

Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Sunny Isles Beach Police Department

$66,000.00 – $98,000.00 Annually

3/23/2023 5:00 PM Eastern

This is general duty police work consisting of patrol work in assigned areas. Preliminary investigation or plain clothes investigation and other related police duties are performed in accordance with departmental rules and regulations.  A police officer is required to exercise initiative and discretion when faced with emergency conditions. The work involves an element of personal danger.

Illustrative Examples of Essential Duties

This is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Patrols an assigned area of the City by car, foot, bicycle, ATV, or vessel to maintain law and order;
  • Responds to emergencies as directed by laptop, radio, or telephone communications;
  • Investigates unusual or suspicious conditions, traffic accidents, or incidents;
  • Makes arrests and maintains custody of those arrested;
  • Interviews suspects;
  • Testifies in court;
  • Prepares reports on investigations, offenses, arrests, and activities;
  • Investigates a wide variety of criminal offenses;
  • As assigned, participates in specialized enforcement, ascertains information or secures evidence for the arrest of suspects, and searches for and apprehends criminal offenders.

Minimum Requirements


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); Successful completion of police recruit training; or any acceptable related combination of training and experience.
  • Applicants must submit proof of successful passing of the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Tests (CJBAT), Physical Agility and Swim Test. (Applicants with an Associate’s Degree or higher are exempt from the CJBAT test only.)  Note: Test results must be current;  CJBAT= within the past 4 years, AGILITY= within 6 months, SWIM = No Expiration 
  • Minimum age is 19 years old
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Visual acuity must not exceed 20/100 uncorrected and be capable of correcting to 20/30 or better.
  • Must be able to distinguish between the colors of red, green, brown and yellow.
  • *Must be Florida certified or actively enrolled in an FDLE recognized police academy or have completed an FDLE recognized police academy and successfully passed the FDLE state exam.


  • Must be certified by F.D.L.E. standards*
  • Must possess a valid Florida Drivers License