Police Officer (Certified EOT candidates or Certified Cadets)

Largo, FL
Largo Police Department

Salary: $63,003.20 – $90,646.40 Annually.

Position Summary:

The Largo Police Department is accepting applications for FDLE Certified Police Officers and/or Out-of-State Certified Officers who will have completed EOT and State exam, or those who will complete the Police Academy and pass the State certified exam. EOT or Academy tuition reimbursements are also available.

Essential Functions:

  • This is general duty police work in the enforcement of laws and ordinances.
  • The employee is responsible for the protection of life and property; for the prevention, detection, and investigation of crime; and for maintaining law and order.
  • Assignments are carried out in accordance with established rules, procedures, statutes, and judicial decisions.
  • However, employees must be able to act without direct supervision in emergencies and unusual situations. Work is reviewed through reports, inspections, and observation.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and reflection of the City’s mission, vision, and values and a commitment to achieve organizational goals aligned with the City’s strategic plan.
  • Champions a high performance work culture that encourages and embraces new ideas, develops individuals and welcomes and encourages diverse perspectives.
  • Articulates strategic and innovative thinking and provides clarity to deliver superior services.
  • Approaches the job with enthusiasm and curiosity to promote a solutions-oriented work culture.
  • Effectively manages assignments and priorities to ensure the fulfillment of projects, tasks, and responsibilities
  • Follows suggested procedures to assure the highest standards of risk management, employee safety and risk avoidance.

Requirements:

  • Sixty (60) semester credit hours from an accredited college or university.
  • Accredited college, university, or community college” means a college, university, or community college that has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, another regional accrediting agency, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, or an accrediting agency or association that is recognized by the database created and maintained by the United States Department of Education.
  • The 60 credit hours will be waived for applicants with at least two years prior, sworn law enforcement or corrections experience, or two years active military duty.
  • Ability to successfully obtain a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Certification.
  • Applicants certified in other States must meet compliance standards as enumerated in Florida Statute 943.13.
  • Requires frequent driving and possession of a valid Florida Class Driver’s License and appropriate endorsements.