Police Officer (Non-Certified and Certified)

Boynton Beach, FL
Boynton Beach Police Department

The City of Boynton Beach’s Police Officers are responsible for maintaining peace and safety, protecting life and property, and promoting community engagement and trust for the third largest municipality in Palm Beach County with an estimated population of approximately 75,000 residents. Boynton Beach Police Officers serve a highly diverse and multicultural community, which includes African Americans, Hispanics, French Creoles, Indigenous Americans, and Asians among its more than 75,000 residents.

Officers carry out these responsibilities by: patrolling an assigned area; responding to emergency calls; resolving conflicts; engaging in community policing and community relations, investigating crimes; rendering medical assistance; writing reports (using, software, computers, portable technology devices, and mobile data computers); handling crises or stressful situations, which may involve juveniles, the elderly, or the disabled; testifying in court; and enforcing Florida State laws and City Ordinances. Officers do this individually and sometimes as a member of a team, under direction of a supervisor. Once Officers have patrol experience they may be eligible to serve as part of a specialized unit (community policing, bicycle patrol, marine/boat patrol, motorcycle traffic enforcement, narcotics, criminal investigation, crime prevention, and others).

Positions Starting Annualized Salaries:
Police Officer (Non-Certified): $53,983.00
Police Officer (Certified): $56,825.00

Closing
4/30/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Qualifications:

Police Officer (Non-Certified)

  • Be a United States citizen (U.S. born or naturalized).
  • Have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) 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.
  • Be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and at least 19 years of age at time of application.
  • Successfully passed the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Basic Ability Test.
  • Possess, or be eligible to obtain within seven (7) calendar days of hire, a valid Florida driver's license.
  • Successfully complete any hiring process assessments.
  • Additional training and/or certification(s) may be required as appropriate to assignment.
  • Completed at least sixty (60) college credit hours toward an advanced two (2) year degree or higher from an accredited private or public institution with at least a documented GPA of 2.0.

Substitutions for College Credit Requirements:

  • The college credit hours requirement may be waived for U.S. military personnel who have at least two (2) years on active duty and received a discharge under honorable conditions. This documentation must be attached to this application.
  • The college credit hours requirement may be waived for Boynton Beach Police Explorers participants who have completed three years in the program. Documentation of participation beginning and ending dates must be included in the appropriate field in the Supplemental Questions in this application.

PREFERRED ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Have at least one year of experience volunteering or working with community organizations, including social or faith-based groups that show your ability to positively and effectively interact with people from a variety of cultures, languages, disabilities and socio-economic situations. Additional information about your experience must be documented in the appropriate field in the Supplemental Questions in this application.
  • Have at least one year of experience during which you had to establish and maintain a positive and effective relationship with others, i.e. working together as part of a team. Additional information about your experience must be documented in the appropriate field in the Supplemental Questions in this application.
  • Have fluency in a language other than English, especially languages frequently used by Boynton Beach residents and visitors which include: Spanish, French Creole, Portuguese, Asian/Indo-European languages, and/or American Sign Language. The City reserves the right to verify fluency.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Police Officer (Certified)

  • Be a United States citizen (U.S. born or naturalized).
  • Have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) 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.
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement Certification (Out-of-State Police Officer Certification will be considered with supporting training curriculum attached to this application).
  • Be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and at least 19 years of age at time of application.
  • Possess, or be eligible to obtain within seven (7) calendar days of hire, a valid Florida driver's license.
  • Successfully complete any hiring process assessments.
  • Additional training and/or certification(s) may be required as appropriate to assignment.
  • Completed at least sixty (60) college credit hours toward an advanced two (2) year degree or higher from an accredited private or public institution with at least a documented GPA of 2.0.

Substitutions for College Credit Requirements:

  • The college credit hours requirement may be waived for U.S. military personnel who have at least two (2) years on active duty and received a discharge under honorable conditions. This documentation must be attached to this application.
  • The college credit hours requirement may be waived for Boynton Beach Police Explorers participants who have completed three years in the program. Documentation of participation beginning and ending dates must be included in the appropriate field in the

Additional Minimum Requirements for Out-of-State or Federally Certified Candidates:
Out-of-state or federally certified applicants also must provide verifiable proof of at least one (1) year of full-time, independent law enforcement experience within the past eight (8) years (excluding any academy training hours). This information must be included in the Work Experience section of this application.

PREFERRED ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Have at least one year of verifiable prior law enforcement or security experience. This experience must be documented in the Work History section of this application.
  • Have at least one year of experience volunteering or working with community organizations, including social or faith-based groups that show your ability to positively and effectively interact with people from a variety of cultures, languages, disabilities and socio-economic situations. Additional information about your experience must be documented in the appropriate field in the Supplemental Questions in this application.
  • Have at least one year of experience during which you had to establish and maintain a positive and effective relationship with others, i.e. working together as part of a team. Additional information about your experience must be documented in the appropriate field in the Supplemental Questions in this application.
  • Have fluency in a language other than English, especially languages frequently used by Boynton Beach residents and visitors which include: Spanish, French Creole, Portuguese, Asian/Indo-European languages, and/or American Sign Language. The City reserves the right to verify fluency.