Police Officer (Certified)

Fort Lauderdale, FL
City of Fort Lauderdale

Salary
$71,094.40 – $104,395.20 Annually

Closing
12/31/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

The City of Fort Lauderdale’s Police Officers are responsible for maintaining peace and safety, protecting life and property, and promoting community engagement and trust. Fort Lauderdale Police Officers serve a highly diverse multicultural community.

JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
To apply for employment as a Certified Police Officer, you must:

1. Be a United States citizen (U.S. born or naturalized).

2. Have a U.S. high school education, General Education Development (GED) or equivalent, which includes United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) tests. Equivalence of Non-U.S. education must be approved by the State of Florida’s Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (If a degree was acquired in a country other than the United States, evidence of equivalence from a recognized agency must be provided.)

3. Be at least 21 years of age.

4. Must have completed at least sixty (60) semester credit hours toward an Associate’s degree  or higher from an accredited private or public institution that is accepted by the city, with a minimum G.P.A. of at least a 2.0. (Copy of transcript must be provided.)

NOTE: 
a. The college semester credit hour requirement may be waived for applicants with two years active duty U.S. Military service with an honorable discharge at time of hire or applicants currently serving in the U.S military reserve with an equivalent number of hours that equal two years of active duty service.
(This requirement may also be waived for certified police officers with two (2) years of full-time police service, excluding time in the Police Academy.)

5. Possess a valid Florida driver’s license or obtain within 30 days of appointment.

6. Must be able to successfully complete an approved Police Academy Training program and obtain a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) certificate of compliance.

7. Must be able to successfully complete all City of Fort Lauderdale required pre-employment examination requirements.

8. Shall be non-user of tobacco products which include, but may not be limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes or vapor cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco of any kind at all times (whether on or off duty).

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
To apply for employment as a Certified Police Officer, you must:

1. Be a United States citizen (U.S. born or naturalized).

2. Have a U.S. high school education, General Education Development (GED) or equivalent, which includes United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) tests. Equivalence of Non-U.S. education must be approved by the State of Florida’s Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (If a degree was acquired in a country other than the United States, evidence of equivalence from a recognized agency must be provided.)

3. Be at least 21 years of age.

4. Must have completed at least sixty (60) semester credit hours toward an Associate’s degree  or higher from an accredited private or public institution that is accepted by the city, with a minimum G.P.A. of at least a 2.0. (Copy of transcript must be provided.)

NOTE: 
a. The college semester credit hour requirement may be waived for applicants with two years active duty U.S. Military service with an honorable discharge at time of hire or applicants currently serving in the U.S military reserve with an equivalent number of hours that equal two years of active duty service.

b. This requirement may also be waived for certified police officers with two (2) years of full-time police service (excluding time in the Police Academy.)

5. Possess a valid Florida driver’s license or obtain within 30 days of appointment.

6.  Must meet one of the requirements below:

a. Possess a valid Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Police Officer Certification.
– Must provide copy of certification.

b.    Possess a certification from another Federal or State Law Enforcement Agency and worked as a full-time Police Officer for at least one (1) year (excluding police academy training hours) – Must provide State certification and academy training curriculum.

c.   Completed an Equivalency of Academy Training program approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. – Must provide copy of certification.  

7. Must be able to successfully complete all City of Fort Lauderdale required pre-employment examination requirements.

8. Shall be non-user of tobacco products which include, but may not be limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes or vapor cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco of any kind at all times (whether on or off duty).