Certified Police Officer
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
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.
The City of Naples is offering the following:
- A $5,000 signing bonus that will be paid in two (2) installments as outlined below:
- $2,500 on newly hired Police Officer’s first paycheck.
- $2,500 after successful completion of Field Training Program.
- Up to $5,000 salary increase for verified previous years of sworn law enforcement, or sworn military police experience, at another agency or department.
- $3,000 premium for two (2) through nine (9) years of qualifying previous experience.
- $5,000 premium for ten or more (10+) years of qualifying previous experience.
- Up to $2,500 reimbursement for moving expenses to individuals that currently reside 100 or more miles from Naples.
- Reimbursement of the academy tuition costs to a candidate who paid the cost themselves and has not previously worked for law enforcement agencies. This reimbursement would be contingent upon a 2-year employment commitment. If officer leaves prior to that commitment, he/she will have to pay that amount back to the City (FSS 943.16).
Florida Certified Law Enforcement Officers, Out-of-State Certified Law Enforcement Officers, or applicants currently enrolled in a certified Police Academy must meet the following requirements:
- 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.
- Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
- 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.
- 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.
- Achieve a passing score on a Physical Abilities Test (PAT) for law enforcement.
- Pass a psychological, medical, and drug testing exam.
- Pass a comprehensive background investigation.
- Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
- Must be a United States citizen.