Police Officer

Pinecrest, FL
The Pinecrest Police Department

Salary
$64,563.20 Annually

Closing
1/27/2023 4:30 PM Eastern

General Purpose
This position is a sworn police position involving the performance of traditional and non-traditional law enforcement functions in a community involved and problem solving focused policing environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.

  • Maintains skills mastered in the police academy with scheduled training provided by the department.
  • Properly uses a Police Taser, maintains those skills, and demonstrates the skills during scheduled refresher training provided by the department
  • Participates in community affairs, civic groups and service organizations as a representative of the police department.
  • Conducts investigations, including background investigations
  • Prepares written reports, records and correspondence in accordance with generally accepted police practices and departmental policy and procedures.
  • Testifies professionally and credibly in court proceedings.
  • Manages traffic and investigates accidents.
  • Utilizes forensic techniques including the use of hazardous chemicals.

Education and Experience:

High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Must have the knowledge and ability to apply the principles of sound police administration.
  • Must have an understanding of the principles of psychology and its application to obtaining better unit performance.
  • Must have a current certification or the ability to meet, by training, the requirements of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Standards, for certification as a Florida Police Officer.
  • Must have good eyesight defined as either uncorrected 20/20 binocular vision or corrected 20/20 binocular vision using spectacles or contact lenses; and including depth perception and the ability to distinguish colors.
  • Must be in excellent physical condition and have the ability to successfully pursue, apprehend, and arrest law violators or suspected law violators.
  • Must maintain high ethical, honesty and moral standards.
  • Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must be fluent in the English language.   Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.
  • Applicants must complete all requirements established by the Village of Pinecrest for employment. This may include, but not limited to, a written examination, typing test, psychological screening to determine suitability for position, polygraph examination, comprehensive background investigation, and a job-related medical examination including a drug/alcohol screening test.