Police Officer – Non-Certified
Responsible for the protection of the public through the enforcement of State laws and City ordinances. This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
THE CITY OF FORT MYERS IS OFFERING RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AND SPONSORSHIP THROUGH THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PUBLIC SERVICE ACADEMY TO ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES.
THE RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PROVIDES A NOT-TO-EXCEED AMOUNT OF $5,000 FOR OUT-OF-STATE CANDIDATES AND A NOT-TO-EXCEED AMOUNT OF $3,000 FOR IN-STATE CANDIDATES.
THE CITY WILL PAY TUITION COST FOR ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES TO ATTEND THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PUBLIC SERVICE ACADEMY.
THIS POSTING SHALL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL ALL POSITIONS ARE FILLED.
Salary $36,233.60 Annually
How to Prepare for the Written Test
Applicants take the Florida Basic /Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (FBAT/CJBAT). The FBAT/CJBAT is a 2 1/2 hour written exam. Learn how to prepare for the FBAT/CJBAT.
- Answer complaints, investigate accidents, make arrests, conduct preliminary investigations, conduct citizen and business contacts, participate in stakeouts and patrol assigned areas.
- Testify in court, as needed.
- Prepare daily reports, booking reports, vehicle inventory reports, and accident reports, as required.
- May be assigned to other duties involving special training.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Must be a United States Citizen
- Must be 21 years of age
- Must meet the driving requirements as defined in the City of Fort Myers driving policy
- Must possess a high school diploma or GED; two year degree is preferred
- Must not have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the United States Armed Forces. Additional restrictions apply to no contest pleas in criminal cases.
- Must not have been convicted of any felony
- Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement
- Must not have been convicted of any act of domestic violence
- Never have been charged or convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude
- Must meet restrictive drug standard
- Must pass physical fitness assessment
- Must submit to a complete background investigation including fingerprint check, polygraph, and psychological evaluation and found to be of good moral character
- Have fingerprints on file with the department after the completion of the initial interview
- Submit an affidavit attesting to the compliance of the above standards
- Must meet requirements of periodic in-service training and weaponry qualifications
- Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, state statutes and ordinances
- Able to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
- Able to establish and maintain effective internal/external working relationships
- Able to communicate effectively in writing
- Able to operate necessary equipment, including vehicle, computer, radio, and firearm