Patrol Officer

New Port Richey, FL
New Port Richey Police Department

Salary: $47,775.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

Provide law enforcement service inside the corporate limits of New Port Richey, Florida.

Essential Functions:

  • May perform assigned duties alone or in the presence of a superior officer.
  • Patrols assigned area in radio car; checks doors, windows and premises of unoccupied buildings or residences in order to detect suspicious conditions.
  • Conducts or assists in investigations of suspicious condition, complaints or criminal activity.
  • May direct traffic; make arrests, issue violation tickets, warnings, etc. in regard to traffic enforcement.
  • Maintains order of crowds and attends parades, funerals and other public gatherings.
  • Prepares and compiles reports and maintains police records.
  • Gives information concerning the location of streets, routes and buildings; directs traffic at intersections or at emergency scenes.
  • Conducts tests to determine intoxication.
  • The intent of this class description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that would be required of classifications given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbent may be required to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this job description.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of the proper handling and precautions for classified, confidential, and sensitive information.


  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
  • Currently certified as a Florida Law Enforcement Officer in the state of Florida.
  • Minimum age of 21.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License and upon employment the ability to possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s License is required.
  • In good physical and mental health as determined by licensed physicians designated by the City.
  • Vision requirements of 20/100 uncorrected in each eye, correctable to 20/30 in each eye must be met.
  • Must have no felony convictions and have no misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, a false statement, or moral turpitude.
  • Military personnel must have an honorable discharge and supply form DD-214, DD-256 or NGB22 where applicable.
  • Must successfully complete the application, testing, and background process.
  • Of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation.
  • Every New Port Richey employee is required to fill out a Disaster Response Survey and is subject to being required to report to work during a declared disaster.
  • Night vision and peripheral vision are important.
  • Visual acuity is required to operate automotive equipment and weapons.
  • Worker is required to hear sufficiently to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.