Police Officer – Certified

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Palm Beach Gardens Police Department

Salary: $62,549.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

This position works an assigned shift, performing patrol and traffic enforcement. Responds to emergency and non-emergency radio calls. Detects, investigates and arrests persons involved in crimes. Performs law enforcement, crime prevention, and community-oriented policing activities. Work in this assignment includes use of discretion in deciding course of action in handling difficult and emergency situations without assistance.

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and records including offense/incident reports and traffic crash reports.
  • Interviews victims, witnesses and suspects.
  • Arrests violators of the law and prepared cases for filing.
  • Enforces State and local laws and ordinances.
  • Obtains, collects and processes evidence.
  • Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations.
  • Assists other officers in emergency/non-emergency situations.
  • Patrols City streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace.
  • Conducts traffic and parking enforcement.
  • Responds to calls of a criminal nature.
  • Conducts house and business checks.
  • Conducts computer inquiries of suspicious persons and all arrestees.
  • Testifies in court.
  • Apprehends individuals with necessary degree of force.
  • Responds to domestic disturbances and neighborhood disputes.
  • Provides information, assistance and counseling to the public.
  • Conducts field interview and initiates reports of suspicious person and incidents.
  • Maintains radio contact with communications.
  • Reports identifiable or potential hazards.
  • Reacts to on-view situations of a routine, emergency or criminal nature.
  • Renders aid and/or assistance to injured or stranded persons, etc.
  • Apprises immediate supervisors of any and all unusual hazards and/or activities and occurrences.
  • Communicates with supervisory personnel about the status of investigations and activities.
  • Secures crime scenes.
  • Conducts preliminary surveillance of suspected criminal activity.
  • Performs crowd and traffic control duties.
  • Attends daily shift briefings as required.
  • Maintains issued equipment including assigned vehicle (if applicable)Seeks supervisory approval on all work occurring after normal hours.
  • Attends in-service and other designated training classes.
  • Maintains uniform and all leather goods to specific standards.
  • Performs any other related duties as required.


  • A citizen of the United States.
  • At least 19 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, and
  • Successful completion of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Physical Abilities Test (PAT) dated within 6 months prior to final offer of employment.
  • Florida Police Officer certification.
  • Must possess a valid State of Florida driver’s license with clean driving record by the date of hire.
  • Must have no convictions of any felony or any misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement or domestic violence.
  • Must have no dishonorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States.
  • Must be of good moral character as determined by a background investigation.