Police Officer (Certified)

Pembroke Park, FL
Pembroke Park Police Department


$55,504.56 – $85,691.25 Annually

Job Summary:

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.


  • 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.