Police Officer (Certified)
$55,504.56 – $85,691.25 Annually
Under limited supervision, performs general and specialized Police work involving the enforcement of laws and ordinances; protecting life and property; detection and arrest of violators; crime prevention; community services or other specialized assignments; and performs related duties as assigned.
- Patrols assigned area of the Town for the prevention of crime and enforcement of all applicable criminal, traffic and other laws and ordinances.
- Responds to calls for service involving crimes such as robberies, assaults, homicides, narcotics, etc. Responds to general public service calls for civil or societal problems.
- Secures the scene of a crime, makes arrests and books prisoners.
- Prepares reports to accurately document information.
- Enforces laws, codes and statutes. Carries out duties in conformance with federal, state, county and Town laws and ordinances.
- Investigates reports of criminal activity.
- Performs a variety of general and specialized criminal investigations involving property and persons crimes, gathers evidence and preserves crime scene.
- Prepares and presents cases for prosecution and testifies in court.
- Maintains contact with Police supervisory personnel to coordinate investigative activities.
- Provides mutual assistance during emergency situations.
- Assists in the training of officers as assigned.
- Performs all other assigned activities as required in relation to Police operations.
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field preferred.
- Must be a Certified Police Officer by closing date of application.
- Requires active Florida law enforcement certification, or the ability to re-instate within a reasonable time.
- Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Certificate of Compliance in Law Enforcement required.
- Valid Florida Driver’s License required, or with the ability to obtain a Florida driver’s license within thirty (30) days of employment.
- Must be able to successfully complete all phases of the pre-employment process, which includes physical agility test, written examination, oral interview, background investigation, polygraph, psychological evaluation, medical exam, and drug testing.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
SPECIAL DRIVING REQUIREMENTS
- Have not lost any driving privileges by reason of revocation, suspension or denial of license, or have been convicted and/or had an adjudication withheld of three or more moving violations.
- Have had one DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in any preceding twenty-four (24) month period. License suspension of two weeks or less or suspensions based only on non-moving violations that have been cleared will not automatically result in revocation of driving privileges.
- Have not had more than one DUI (conviction or adjudication withheld) in Florida or any other state within the past ten (10) years.