Police Officer

Largo, FL
Largo Police Department

The Largo Police Department is accepting applications for FDLE Certified Police Officers and Out-of-State Certified Officers who are attending or looking to attend an EOT course. Sponsorships or reimbursements are available for these positions (within six (6) months of graduating and Largo PD is the candidate’s first agency.)

This is general duty police work in the enforcement of laws and ordinances. The employee is responsible for the protection of life and property; for the prevention, detection, and investigation of crime; and for maintaining law and order. Assignments are carried out in accordance with established rules, procedures, statutes, and judicial decisions. However, employees must be able to act without direct supervision in emergencies and unusual situations. Work is reviewed through reports, inspections, and observation.

Salary
$56,392.20 Annually

Closing
12/4/2020 5:00 PM Eastern

Responsibilities:

Leadership
• Demonstrates an understanding and reflection of the City’s mission, vision, and values and a commitment to achieve organizational goals aligned with the City’s strategic plan
• Champions a high performance work culture that encourages and embraces new ideas, develops individuals and welcomes and encourages diverse perspectives
• Articulates strategic and innovative thinking and provides clarity to deliver superior services
• Approaches the job with enthusiasm and curiosity to promote a solutions-oriented work culture

Management
• Effectively manages assignments and priorities to ensure the fulfillment of projects, tasks, and responsibilities
• Follows suggested procedures to assure the highest standards of risk management, employee safety and risk avoidance

Technical
• Responds to assignments received as a result of calls for service from the public and from superior officer
• Patrols assigned areas on foot, bicycle, motorcycle or in police vehicles; enforces traffic and criminal laws, parking regulations, and domestic violence injunctions; performs investigations, provides service, and generally provides for the safety of the public
• Responds to the scene of crimes, traffic accidents, and incidents; interviews suspects, prisoners, complainants, and witnesses in order to gather information; takes enforcement action, and files official reports
• Attends training for the City when necessary
• Maintains radio contact with department personnel via two-way radio
• Searches for and apprehends suspects involved in criminal activity
• Transports prisoners to the police building, detention facility, or treatment facility as required
• Testifies and presents evidence in court regarding policing duties
• Interacts with diverse groups of people within the department and the community in order to detect, prevent, and investigate suspected criminal activity; monitors businesses for compliance with laws and ordinances, and develops and maintains sources of information about criminal activities
• Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents; responsible for safety of self, others, materials, and equipment
• Assists medical personnel on site; assists other agencies as required
• May be assigned special law enforcement related duties

Team Skills
• Supports honest and transparent decision-making
• Collaborates with all team members in a way that builds upon ideas and takes personal accountability and ownership of projects, roles, and assignments
• Openly exhibits a positive attitude, in word and action, and encourages others to do the same

 

Qualifications:

• Sixty (60) semester credit hours from an accredited college or university. Accredited college, university, or community college” means a college, university, or community college that has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, another regional accrediting agency, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, or an accrediting agency or association that is recognized by the database created and maintained by the United States Department of Education.
o The 60 credit hours will be waived for applicants with at least two years prior, sworn, full-time law enforcement or corrections experience, or two years active military duty.
• Ability to successfully obtain a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Certification. Applicants certified in other States must meet compliance standards as enumerated in Florida Statute 943.13.