Police Officer

Tequesta, FL
Tequesta Police Department

Salary: $30 p/hr.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

This position intakes, inventories and releases evidence and/or property, protects life and property, enforces federal, state and local laws and responds to emergency/non-emergency situations.

Essential Functions:

  • Fulfills requests from the State Attorney’s Office, Detectives and Officers.
  • Intakes, inventories and releases evidence and/or property received from police officers and/or civilian personnel and follows up with officers regarding release/disposal of property and evidence; audits evidence for procedural compliance.
  • Handles phone calls and questions from citizens regarding property and evidence.
  • Scans property and evidence related forms into the report management system.
  • Prepares and forwards evidence to laboratory for processing.
  • Prepares, confirms and releases evidence for court as needed.
  • Prepares and mails certified letters to property owners of seized property authorized for release (vehicles and valuables).
  • Performs occasional patrol work in designated areas to cover shifts as necessary.
  • Enforces all applicable State, county and Village codes, ordinances, laws and regulations in order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and promote security.
  • Trains PD employees and community on firearms safety and provides other training as designated, to police department employees and community.
  • Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure personal safety and safety of co-workers and other individuals.
  • Creates/maintains positive public relations with the general public; maintains and promotes peace and order in the community; educates and provides information to the public on laws, law enforcement, crime prevention, drug abuse, safety, and related issues.
  • Drives a motor vehicle for deliveries, inspections and other property and evidence related tasks.
  • Performs other duties and assumes other responsibilities as apparent or as delegated by immediate supervisor, Police Chief or designate.
  • Occasional on-call work is required, and also required to be available for state of emergencies as needed.


  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent and active FDLE Law Enforcement Certification.
  • Have U.S. citizenship.
  • FDLE Certified Firearms Instructor.
  • Emergency Law Enforcement Preparedness Experience.
  • Preference given to individuals who are FDLE Instructor Certified and also possess Boater Safety Certification.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license free from “at fault” accidents and convictions for violations of criminal traffic infractions for the past 12 months; no license suspensions within the past 5 years.
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) Certification in accordance with Village policy.