School Resource Officer

Coconut Creek, FL
Coconut Creek Police Department

Salary: $39.03 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Performs a wide variety of police and law enforcement activities specifically related to the school environment during the school year. Tasks are primarily service-oriented and include working with and mentoring students, disseminating information, arbitrating disputes, and providing assistance through referrals, property protection, crime prevention, investigative, and other public safety services.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts routine preventative patrol of assigned school premises and surrounding areas; maintains an open-line of communication with all members of the school community.
  • Attempts to maintain the peace and safety of the school community; responds to public disturbances; maintains civil obedience at school functions.
  • Responds to calls for police service; attempts to resolve disputes, disturbances and other incidents through counseling or referral; settles disputes among neighbors, juveniles, and/or gangs; resolves any and all complaints from members of the school community.
  • Provides information and/or assistance to the public; answers a wide range of non-police related service calls; informs citizens of available services in the school; promotes crime prevention through community and educational programs; makes presentations to the public concerning crime prevention and related police matters in the school environment.
  • Provides for the safe and convenient flow of traffic and pedestrians within the school community; enforces traffic violations; promotes vehicular and pedestrian safety; reports unsafe road conditions.
  • Conducts criminal and non-criminal investigations; performs surveillances; conducts follow-up investigations.
  • Enforces ordinances of the City and laws of the State; arrests offenders; makes felony and misdemeanor arrests; issues Notices to Appear and traffic citations. Testifies in criminal and civil court proceedings; gives depositions.
  • Prepares written reports, forms, and other documents as required. Completes monthly reports.
  • Provides support and assistance to police officers, Fire & Rescue Personnel, and city employees. Takes appropriate police action in emergency situations.
  • Participates in training. Must attend all mandated training required by the police department and the City.
  • Uses or maintains equipment, including specialized equipment, i.e. computer, fire extinguisher, car jacks, etc. Communicates verbally and in writing; in person and by two-way radio and telephone, occasionally under stressful conditions.
  • May be required to work school sponsored evening events.
  • Duties may also involve teaching school and other related public safety programs.

Requirements:

  • Must have a Minimum of three (3) years of Certified Law Enforcement Officer experience.
  • Minimum of 21 years of age on the date of hire.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Two (2) years of college-level coursework in criminal justice or related field preferred.
  • Must live in Palm Beach, Broward or Dade County within the first three (3) months of the job offer.
  • Cannot have visible tattoos while wearing long sleeve standard-issued uniforms.
  • Successful completion of the National Police Officer Selection Test (the test will be scheduled in person once you have met the minimum qualifications) with a passing score.
  • Must complete a physical examination, including drug screen and vision testing. Vision requirements include close vision, color vision, night vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. This examination will be based on CJSTC specifications as per Florida Statue 943.13(6) and will be provided by a licensed medical provider hired by the City.
  • Must successfully complete a psychological evaluation.
  • As per Florida Statute 943.13, must successfully complete a background check to determine good moral character which will include, but is not limited to, fingerprinting, criminal history, and employment history verification.
  • Must have a good driving record, and possess a State of Florida driver’s license by the date of appointment.
  • Must provide certified copies of driving history from each state in which a driver’s license has been held with the application.