Police Officer

Tampa, FL
Tampa International Airport - Police Department
Salary: $21.16-$34.97

Organization Name: Police Department

Amount of Travel: No Travel


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Enforces all Aviation Authority regulations, federal, state and local laws.
  • Enforces traffic laws by observing, issuing citations and warnings and apprehending violators on Aviation Authority premises.
  • Responds to calls and investigates problems, disturbances, traffic accidents, crimes, emergencies and other incidents; provides assistance and prepares related reports.
  • Performs foot and vehicle patrols in assigned areas on Aviation Authority property to detect and monitor possible criminal activity and interrogates suspicious persons.
  • Apprehends and arrests suspected law violators to ensure public safety.
  • Testifies in court to provide an accurate account of investigation reports and findings.
  • Provides information and assistance to the public.
  • Administers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid as required and maintains certification currency.
  • Impounds abandoned or illegally parked vehicles, and vehicles used in the commission of crimes.
  • Transports prisoners to detention or medical facilities.
  • Maintains patrol car, weapons and other law enforcement equipment to insure operational readiness.
  • Operates communications equipment.
  • Completes written reports and required forms in accordance with standard operating procedures and directives.
  • Prepares and preserves evidence in accordance with directives to maintain chain of custody.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Desired Skills:

  • Working knowledge of crime detection, criminal investigation, accident investigation and court procedures.
  • Working knowledge of civil and criminal laws, police and Aviation Authority rules, regulations and standard operating procedures.
  • Working knowledge of traffic accident control measures and investigation methods and techniques.
  • Skill in the use and care of firearms and other law enforcement related equipment.
  • Skill in the use of communications equipment.
  • Skill in administering CPR and first aid.
  • Ability to make effective decisions calmly and quickly in emergency or hazardous situations.
  • Ability to enforce the law courteously, tactfully, firmly and impartially.
  • Ability to follow established procedures and pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare work related reports.
  • Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to work with antagonistic persons or with the public under adverse conditions.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software


  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate.
  • Age 19 years or older.
  • A United States citizen.
  • Possession of a State of Florida Law Enforcement Officer Certification.
  • Possession of a valid State of Florida Driver License.


  • Three years of experience as a federal, state, county, city or airport authority law enforcement officer.


  • An Associate's degree.
  • Two years of experience as a federal, state, county, city or airport authority law enforcement officer.


  • Three years of active duty military service with any branch of the United States Armed Forces or the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserves.


  • Three years of experience as a State of Florida certified Detention Deputy/Correctional Officer.


  • Two years of employment with the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority.


  • An Associate's degree.
  • Successful completion of a State of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission certified Police Academy.