Law Enforcement Officer

Fort Myers, FL
Florida Gulf Coast University

Salary: $50,000 to negotiable.

Position Summary:

The Law Enforcement Officer performs basic sworn law enforcement functions including, but not limited to, arresting and patrolling activities, investigating criminal activity and citizen complaints.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforces state laws and university rules.
  • Performs patrol assignments in department vehicle, on bicycle or on foot as assigned.
  • Checks buildings for security, fire and safety hazards.
  • Investigates vehicular crashes, complaints and other incidents.
  • Prepares and submits incident reports, activity reports, and crime reports.
  • Issues parking and uniform traffic citations.
  • Provides emergency medical care (first aid) to sick and injured persons.
  • Functions as an information source for visitors.
  • Controls and monitors traffic flow.
  • Delivers messages related to university business as directed.
  • Assists with inventory of department equipment and property.
  • Apprehends, arrests, and processes criminal violators.
  • Maintains community relations by focusing on information and education.
  • Participates in judicial proceedings as required or directed.
  • Participates in the traffic appeals process as directed.
  • Inspects patrol vehicles for proper fluid levels, tire pressure and serviceability and the operability of emergency equipment (lights, siren, and spotlight).
  • Maintains all issued equipment in a clean and serviceable condition.
  • Serves as essential personnel and provides assistance in the event of an emergency on campus.
  • Assists with administrative duties such as filing, issuing permits and parking decals, registering bicycles, dispatching of personnel and answering 911 and other telephone lines.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude management from assigning such duties not indicated herein if such duties are logically related to the position.


  • Must meet the requirements of chapter 943.13 F.S. and be currently Florida Law Enforcement Certified (have passed the state exam and certification is not inactive due to break in service), or currently enrolled in a Florida Public Service Academy (Police Academy) and will be eligible to take the Florida Law Enforcement exam upon successful completion.
  • Must pass the (PAT) physical abilities timed test.
  • Must be available to work various shifts including day, afternoon, and night hours on a rotational basis in accordance with the school year or as the needs of the University dictates.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree from an accredited institution in Criminal Justice or related field.
  • Experience in law enforcement within an educational institution or large municipal agency.