Police Officer

Ponce Inlet, Florida
Town of Ponce Inlet

This is a full-time police position.

Ponce Inlet is a 4 square mile barrier island. We enjoy a low crime rate and low call volume. Our residents enjoy a great quality of life and fully support our police officers.

  • Salary $45,515 + $1,950 vehicle stipend
  • 100% Employer Paid Health, Dental, Vision
  • 12 hour shifts / Every other weekend off
  • Shift Differential pay
  • Uniforms, equipment & weapons provided
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Short and Long Term Disability


The position enforces state laws, traffic laws, and ordinances within Town limits while performing patrol activities. The position makes arrests, issues citations, conducts property checks and performs community policing activities. Reports to sergeant or corporal.

Job Duties

Essential Functions:

Essential functions are fundamental job duties. They do not include marginal tasks, which are also performed but are not incidental to the primary functions. 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, nor does every position allocated to the job necessarily perform every duty listed. Personal characteristics required of all employees such as honesty, integrity, and the ability to get along with others, are presumed qualities and may not be listed specifically. The essential functions identified for this job are:

  • Patrols Town to preserve the peace, prevent and discover criminal acts and enforce laws and ordinances;
  • Actively support the agency’s community policing philosophy by interacting with members of the community on a continuing basis;
  • Provides services during community events such as traffic and crowd control; provides emergency services during power line failure or water main breaks;
  • Performs such enforcement activities, as conducting investigations, making arrests, issue citations, conducting property checks, completing required reports, checking residential and commercial properties for security and testifying in court as required;
  • Responsible for being knowledgeable of the crime problems in their work area and developing strategies to combat the problem;
  • Administers first aid, makes preliminary investigations, protects physical evidence, locates witnesses and make arrests at scenes of crimes or other incidents;
  • Interview complainants and witnesses to obtain information about crimes;
  • Collect and package evidence and testify as a witness in court;
  • Directs traffic, investigates accidents, recovers stolen property and automobiles, prepares detailed reports, gives advice and interprets laws and ordinances and provides general information to the public;
  • Report all conditions which may affect the community safety, including lighting changes, pedestrian and traffic obstacles, hazardous conditions, etc;
  • Operate a police vehicle, firearms, restraining devices, two-way radio, and other police-issued equipment including a computer, telephone, on-body camera, etc. Exercise care and safety in the use and maintenance of equipment required to complete assigned tasks.
  • Ability to learn modern police laws and ordinances;
  • Ability to perform sustained acts of physical exertion and endure entire periods of duty under unfavorable conditions;
  • Ability to write and speak effectively;
  • Perform other related duties as directed by supervisors;
  • The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be preformed. 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.


High school Diploma or its equivalency. Must possess Florida law enforcement certification and maintain a valid driver’s license. Must demonstrate high moral character, public relation skills and reflect an exemplary record of service