Full-Time Police Officer

Longboat Key, FL
Longboat Key Police Department

Salary: $75,384.51.

Position Summary:

Performs general duty police work enforcing laws and ordinances. An employee in this position is responsible for the protection of life and property; for the prevention, detection, and investigation of crime; and for maintaining law and order.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols an assigned area; checks doors and windows of business establishments; enforces vehicle parking and operating laws; watches for and makes investigations of wanted and missing persons and property.
  • Visits the scenes of crimes and accidents; searches for and preserves evidence; investigates and searches for clues; searches for and apprehends violators.
  • Serves subpoenas and warrants; escorts funerals and persons transporting money; assists children at street crossings and controls pedestrian compliance with safety laws; escorts prisoners to police stations; books and escorts prisoners to court; testifies and presents evidence in court.
  • Directs traffic; enforces traffic laws and gives information concerning the location of streets, routes and buildings.
  • Investigates places and persons suspected of being engaged in illegal activities; checks on operation of public places for compliance with law; develops and maintains sources of information.
  • Report to work on emergency call back when assigned to On Call status, and when notified in accordance with departmental procedures. Employees finding themselves in violation of the town’s Drug Free Workplace Policy when called to report back to duty shall report that condition to their immediate Supervisor as soon as possible for purposes of obtaining another individual to be available for normal call in procedures for that instance. Employees are expected to perform all essential functions of their job, including on call duty. Employees who are unable to respond to call back duty may be subject to a performance review, including disciplinary action up to and including termination.
  • Report to work as required by the Disaster Plan Recovery Guide and regular attendance during normal work schedule, other than excused or work-related absences.
  • Any other functions deemed essential by the Town and communicated to the employee by his/her supervisor or department head.


  • Three (3) years’ experience as a sworn law enforcement officer, Corrections Officer, or Military Service.
  • Must meet the minimum standards as set forth by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training, and maintain a valid and current Certificate of Completion.
  • Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license required (MVR background check).