Police Officer Trainee

Naples, FL
Naples Police/Patrol Department

$48,261.65 Annually

City of Naples Police Department Police Officer Trainee(s) is hired into a non-sworn status, in order to complete the State of Florida Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program, pass the State of Florida Law Enforcement Certification Exam, and complete all Naples Police Department pre-deployment training.  Upon successful completion of the Basic Recruit Training Program, the Law Enforcement Certification Exam, and all Naples Police Department pre-deployment training, Police Officer Trainee(s) will be eligible for promotion to (Sworn) Police Officer status.
This is general duty police work General duty police work responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances, prevention, detection and investigation of crime, maintenance of law and order and other duties associated with the protection of life, property and public safety.  Law enforcement officers perform duties in accordance with Florida State Statutes, City of Naples policy & procedures and departmental policies & procedures.  Position performs essential functions as outlined in the official position description and applicable to assigned functional area.  Performs related work as required.  Persons hired into this position will be expected to work on rotating shifts, including holidays and special events, as assigned or needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Non-certified/Police Trainee Applicants (seeking Agency sponsorship or currently enrolled in a police academy) must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must be a United States citizen.
  2. Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
  3. Must be a high school graduate or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma.
  4. Must possess an associate degree (or completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours) from an accredited college/university with a minimum 2.0 GPA, or: two or more years active-duty military service with an Honorable Discharge.
  5. Prior to selection, the candidate must provide proof of a passing score on the Criminal
    Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) for Law Enforcement Officers. Candidates are
    exempt from this requirement if they can provide a DD214 form or other military
    documentation indicating an honorable discharge from the armed services; transcripts or copy of an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university indicating degree conferred.