Patrol Officer

Bonifay, FL
Bonifay Police Department

Position Summary:

Work is performed under the leadership and guidance of the Chief of Police. This is general non-supervisory police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances in the entry level Police Officer classification.

Essential Functions:

  • Available to work rotating shifts.
  • Patrol a designated area of the City of Bonifay, to preserve the peace, to prevent and discover criminal acts
    and to enforce traffic regulations.
  • Answer calls and complaints involving drunkenness, domestic disputes, fires, thefts, traffic crashes and other
    felonies and misdemeanors.
  • Responsible for being knowledgeable of the crime problem in assigned work area and developing strategies to combat the problem.
  • Administer first aid, make preliminary investigations, identify, protect, and collect physical evidence, locate
    witnesses, and make arrests.
  • Interview complainants and witnesses to obtain information about crimes.
  • Assist in investigative work.
  • Testify as a witness in court.
  • Patrol school zones and high activity areas when assigned.
  • Direct traffic.
  • Investigate traffic accidents/incidents.
  • Complete assigned paperwork and computer records accurately and timely.
  • Prepare detailed reports.
  • Provide general information to the public.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be a high school graduate or its equivalent.
  • Must have never received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • Must be a certified Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Florida in accordance with F.S.S. 943.13.
  • Must possess a valid Class Estate driver license and have a satisfactory driving history.
  • Must have no convictions for any felony, perjury, false statement, or domestic violence (other arrest histories
    are reviewed on a case-by-case basis).
  • Must have no DUI conviction within five years of application.
  • Must have no pending criminal charges.