Police Officer Certified
Job Type: Public Safety
ONLY STATE OF FLORIDA CERTIFIED OFFICERS CAN APPLY
A Police Officer performs responsible law enforcement functions as assigned, including enforcing federal and state laws and local ordinances relating to public safety and welfare. Participates in special programs and projects as assigned. Reports to the Sergeant as assigned.
- Responds to emergency or high-risk situations; participates in criminal and other investigations. Performs general law enforcement duties, including patrolling assigned areas, checking property for security, maintaining order and public safety, responding to traffic accidents/incidents and issuing citations, serving injunctions and other legal papers, apprehending and arresting suspects, questioning suspects, interviewing witnesses and victims, assisting crime and accident victims, investigating alarms, processing crime scenes and collecting evidence, taking statements, etc.
- Participates in criminal / traffic investigations.
- Participates in special teams, programs and projects as assigned.
- Reports all conditions which may affect community safety, including pedestrian and traffic obstacles, hazardous conditions, traffic light problems, etc.
- Performs various public service duties, including directing traffic at school crossings and during special events, providing police escort, assisting stranded motorists, providing security at City events, providing traffic control, etc.
- Provides court testimony as required.
- Receives and responds to citizen inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance; refers public to persons or agencies which can provide further assistance as required.
- Promotes crime prevention and safety theories and practices that can be implemented in communities to deter criminal activity. Plans and/or participates in safety / educational programs and presentations at local businesses, schools, community meetings and events.
- Promotes favorable public relations and police/community relations through personal contact with community residents, civic organizations, community/government agencies, social agencies, schools and representatives of business/industry.
- Assists with new officer training as assigned.
- Maintains assigned vehicles and equipment.
- Works under stressful, high-risk conditions.
- Remains abreast of all federal and state laws, and ordinances of the city of Miramar.
- Attends required training and continuing education classes.
- Rotates to various positions, which may include but are not limited to Detective, Training Officer, DARE Officer, Community Police Officer, Crime Prevention / Community Programs Officer, K-9 Handler. Completes duties unique to these positions as assigned and as scheduled.
- Prepares and submits various records and reports including incident/accident reports, citations, work orders, daily activity sheets, observation reports, various other logs, reports, memos, etc.
- Operates a police vehicle, bicycle and/or motorcycle; operates police radar, firearms, chemical and impact weapons, restraining devices, two-way radio, camera, and other police-issued equipment, as well as a variety of other equipment including a computer, typewriter, copier, telephone, calculator, etc. Exercises care and safety in the use of equipment required to complete assigned tasks.
- Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, Police Chief, other department supervisors and employees, other City personnel, court personnel, attorneys, other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, emergency response personnel, medical personnel, community leaders and organizations, suspects, victims, witnesses, and the general public.
- Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
- Certified Police Officers must be a State of Florida Certified Police Officer or have a State of Florida Proof of Comparative Compliance. All others are considered Non-certified.
- Any applicant that fails any portion of the hiring process, once placed on the Civil Service register, is prohibited from re-applying for a period of one year.