Law Enforcement Officer (Certified Police Officer)

Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs Police Department

Salary: $69,881.00 – $110,162.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under direction of a Police Sergeant, performs general duty police work involving crime detection, prevention and investigation. Employee functions at journey staff level to perform law enforcement duties and is responsible for protecting the lives and property of citizens. Specific assignments are received from a Police Sergeant or superior officer, however, employee must be capable of reacting with considerable independent judgment and initiative in dealing with routine and emergency situations. Enforces vehicle parking and operating laws; issues and explains citations for violations.

Essential Functions:

  • Protects the lives and property of citizens; administers first aid to injured or afflicted persons; provides assistance to stranded motorists.
  • Searches for and investigates wanted and missing persons, and stolen property; investigates suspected illegal activity; prepares depositions; testifies and presents evidence in court.
  • Searches for and apprehends offenders; escorts suspects, criminals and prisoners to county jail, court hearings, etc.
  • Investigates crimes scene and accidents; administers breathalyzer tests; administers CVSA tests; searches for and preserves evidence; prepares depositions; testifies and presents evidence in court.
  • Directs traffic and assists pedestrians at intersections; escorts funerals and parades.
  • Promotes crime prevention through public awareness efforts; solicits cooperation of citizens to report crime and illegal activity.
  • Reviews and investigates public establishments for compliance with applicable laws governing alcohol consumption, traffic and parking regulations, etc.
  • Prepares various daily and periodic written reports and departmental forms; maintains logs; completes forms; prepares reports.
  • Assists with natural disaster preparedness and emergency response; directs evacuation traffic.
  • Assists with animal control services.
  • Attends training sessions and seminars as directed; assists with the training of new officers.

Requirements:

  • Hold certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Florida AND a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college as recognized by the United States Department of Education. OR
  • Hold certification as a Law Enforcement Officer (Florida or elsewhere within the U.S.) and a minimum of two-years of experience (not including time spent in the Police Academy) as a Law Enforcement Officer in a full-time capacity and hold a MINIMUM of an Associate’s Degree/60-College Credits* towards a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university as recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • Meet the requirements outlined for Law Enforcement Officers pursuant to Florida State Statute and meet minimum standards as set forth by the Broward College Institute of Public Safety and the City of Coral Springs
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and a United States Citizen.
  • Possess a current valid Florida driver’s license and acceptable driving record.