Police/Law Enforcement Officer

Sarasota, FL
New College of Florida

Salary: $48,963.20 Annually.

Position Summary:

The New College of Florida Police Department provides a full range of police services to the New College of Florida and University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus community. The Campus Police Department is a 24/7/365 agency with primary jurisdiction on and around the university campuses. Position will perform sworn law enforcement duties. 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. May stand for extended periods of time when directing traffic and controlling crowds. Exposed to extreme weather conditions such as heat, cold, rain and potentially dangerous environments. Some shift work required as well as some nights, weekends, and/or holidays. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter 943, Florida Statutes, be certifiable as a law enforcement officer in Florida; and have one year of law enforcement experience.
  • Military or other appropriate experience may substitute for the required law enforcement experience.
  • Appropriate college work or vocational/technical training may substitute for the required experience.
  • Will obtain 911 telecommunications certification by second year of employment.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with 60 or more semester hours of college coursework from an accredited college or university OR U.S. military personnel with two years of active service OR certified sworn law enforcement officers with one year or more of experience.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Position requires successful completion of the following: post-offer employment physical to include drug screen, psychological test, polygraph, background investigation, fingerprinting and valid Florida driver’s license. Reimbursement for Equivalency of Training class fees negotiable.