Police Officer

Tampa, FL
Tampa International Airport

Salary: $28.20 per hour.

Position Summary:

Performs law enforcement duties for the protection of Aviation Authority property, facilities, personnel and the general public.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforces all Aviation Authority regulations, federal, state and local laws.
  • Responds to calls and investigates problems, disturbances, traffic accidents, crimes, emergencies and other incidents; provides assistance and prepares related reports.
  • Performs foot and vehicle patrols in assigned areas on Aviation Authority property to detect and monitor possible criminal activity and interrogates suspicious persons.
  • Maintains patrol car, weapons and other law enforcement equipment to insure operational readiness.
  • Enforces traffic laws by observing, issuing citations and warnings and apprehending violators on Aviation Authority premises.
  • Apprehends and arrests suspected law violators to ensure public safety.
  • Provides information and assistance to the public.
  • Completes written reports and required forms in accordance with standard operating procedures and directives.
  • Testifies in court to provide an accurate account of investigation reports and findings.
  • Administers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid as required and maintains certification currency.
  • Impounds abandoned or illegally parked vehicles, and vehicles used in the commission of crimes.
  • Transports prisoners to detention or medical facilities.
  • Operates communications equipment.
  • Prepares and preserves evidence in accordance with directives to maintain chain of custody.
  • In the event of an emergency or disaster that impacts the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA), an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department or the HCAA Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Such assignments may be before, during, or after the emergency/disaster.
  • Complies with all HCAA Policies, Procedures, and Standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Must 19 years of age or older.
  • A United States citizen.
  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Three (3)years of experience as a federal, state, county, city or airport authority law enforcement officer.
  • Two (2) years of experience as a federal, state, county, city or airport authority law enforcement officer.
  • Associate’s Degree.
  • Associate’s Degree Successful completion of a State of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission certified Police Academy.
  • Possession of a State of Florida Law Enforcement Officer Certification.
  • Possession of a valid State of Florida Driver License.