Police Officer

Doral, FL
Doral Police Department

Salary: $61,291.00 Annually.

Closing Date: 5/23/2024.

Position Summary:

The role of Police Officer receives assignments from the superior officers who review work methods and results through reports, inspections, and discussions. Police Officers generally works one shift per 24-hour period, but will be subject to recall to on-duty status as the department warrants. In addition, Police Officers are required to respond to any emergency and/or criminal situation that they observe while off duty and function as a Police Officer until relieved by regular on-duty units.
This position requires to act without direct supervision and exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies; situations often arise where the Police Officer will have the responsibility for making decisions regarding the use of deadly force in protecting citizens and themselves without the opportunity for prior supervisory advice or assistance.
Essential Functions:

  • Patrols the City of Doral area in a radio equipped car or motorcycle to preserve law and order.
  • Responds to a variety of calls that require several intervention approaches ranging from personal counseling techniques to the use of physical or deadly force.
  • Police Officers respond to crashes, domestic disturbances, various misdemeanors and felonies, traffic and crowd problems, etc.
  • Administers first aid, conducts preliminary investigations, locates evidence, obtains information from witnesses, completes reports, makes arrests and escorts prisoners to jail.
  • Testifies in court concerning work activities.
  • Serves Criminal and Metropolitan writs; conducts search and surveillance to determine whereabouts of person to be served; arrests fugitives and returns person to proper authority.
  • Serves as instructor in the teaching of traffic safety to civic and school groups; broadcasts traffic information through commercial radio stations.
  • Assists in departmental programs and cooperates with other agencies in dealing with social, medical, and psychological problems such as domestic crises, alcoholism, attempted suicides, and other emotional disturbances.
  • Participates in underwater search and recovery missions, mobile crime laboratory investigations, undercover surveillance, civil defense exercises, rescue operations, marine patrol, and vice raids.
  • Directs traffic at local schools as needed.
  • Patrols local schools and communities as needed.
  • Fills out paperwork, performs roll call and assigns duties as needed.
  • Assists in the presentation of departmental training programs.
  • Works variable hours and shift schedules as needed.
  • Performs related work as required.

Requirements:

  • Employed in a full-time sworn classification by (or separated within preceding 24 months from) another police agency, possession of a Basic Recruit Certificate of Compliance from the State of Florida or its equivalent, completed probation with a Florida law enforcement agency, and one year of police experience; OR
  • Applications will now be accepted, however in order for candidate to be hired, they must meet the minimum requirements of a Police Officer prior to receiving a start date, which include passing the Basic Abilities Test, Florida Basic Recruit Training Program and have achieved a passing score on the State Officer Certification Exam.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Minimum age of 19.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Have not been convicted of any felony or of any misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement.
  • Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, or is found guilty of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, not-withstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication.
  • Have never received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • Have good moral character.
  • Applicants must meet minimum County medical standards.
  • Must possess visual acuity not exceeding 20/100 uncorrected, corrected to 20/30 or better. Contact lenses are permitted.
  • Applicants must be able to distinguish between the colors red, green, and yellow.
  • Weight must be in proportion to height.