Police Officer

Sarasota, FL
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

Salary: $21.20 – $24.38/hour.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Performs varied assignments in law enforcement and traffic control at the same time acting in a customer service
role for the Airport Authority. Under general supervision, serves as the primary security response as required under
TSR Parts 1540 & 1542.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol the Airport terminal and Airport premises and enforces law and order by ensuring individuals abide by
    security related state, local, federal laws, FAA, TSA regulations, and Airport policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Performs foot and vehicular patrols of terminal buildings, parking lots, tollbooth area, runway, perimeter road
    (outside and inside), and grounds for prevention of trespass, theft, and other criminal activity.
  • Responds to major accident, crime or fire scenes, exercises command responsibility as required by circumstances and determines appropriate law enforcement or other emergency response.
  • Responds to a variety of calls that require several intervention approaches ranging from personal counseling
    techniques to the use of force such as accidents, various misdemeanors and felonies, traffic and crowd problems.
  • Issues warnings and citations and makes arrests as required. Conducts investigations, writes incident and vehicle accident reports.
  • Notifies AIRCOM to page drivers of vehicles violating rules and regulations.
  • Retrieves lost property and processes in accordance with regulations.
  • Provides information and assistance to tenants and the general public.
  • Administers first aid and CPR in accordance with prescribed practices approved by the American Red Cross.
  • Participates in presentation of department training programs, crime prevention techniques and cross-training.
  • Assists in maintenance (non-repairs) and cleaning of vehicles and other police equipment as directed.
  • May act in the capacity of a Field Training Officer.
  • May assume Officer In Charge (OIC) duties in the absence of a higher ranking Officer.
  • Assists U.S. Customs and other law enforcement agencies in special activities such as narcotics surveillance and transporting criminals.
  • Testifies in court when necessary.
  • Performs other related work as required.


  • High School Diploma or GED; three years’ full-time law enforcement experience.
  • Valid State of Florida Law Enforcement Officer Certification or must be operating under Florida Department of
    Law Enforcement (FDLE) Temporary Employment Authorization.
  • Ability to pass the mandatory Florida Department of Law Enforcement background/new hire procedure.
  • Valid State of Florida Driver’s License, or most obtain within (30) days of assuming the position and good driving record.

Preferred Requirements:

  • College or University Degree in a law enforcement related discipline from a regionally accredited College or University; prior Law Enforcement supervisory experience.
  • American Red Cross, Advanced CPR and First Aid Certification.