Police Officer I

Panama City, FL
Panama City Police Department

$48,796.80 Annually


Work is performed under the leadership and guidance of the Chief of Police. This is general non-supervisory police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances in the entry level Police Officer classification.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Available to work rotating shifts.
  • Patrol a designated area of the City of Panama City, to preserve the peace, to prevent and discover criminal acts and to enforce traffic regulations.
  • Answer calls and complaints involving drunkenness, domestic disputes, fires, thefts, traffic crashes and other felonies and misdemeanors.
  • Responsible for being knowledgeable of the crime problem in assigned work area and developing strategies to combat the problem.
  • Administer first aid, make preliminary investigations, identify, protect, and collect physical evidence, locate witnesses, and make arrests.
  • Interview complainants and witnesses to obtain information about crimes.
  • Assist in investigative work.
  • Testify as a witness in court.
  • Patrol school zones and high activity areas when assigned.
  • Direct traffic.
  • Investigate traffic accidents/incidents.


  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be a high school graduate or its equivalent.
  • Must have never received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • Must be a certified Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Florida in accordance with F.S.S. 943.13.
  • Must possess a valid Class E state driver license and have a satisfactory driving history.