Police Officer
Tampa International Airport Police Department – Tampa , FL, USA
Job Description:
Performs law enforcement duties for the protection of Aviation Authority property, facilities, personnel and the general public.
Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.
• Enforces all Aviation Authority regulations, federal, state and local laws.
• Enforces traffic laws by observing, issuing citations and warnings and apprehending violators on Aviation Authority premises.
• Responds to calls and investigates problems, disturbances, traffic accidents, crimes, emergencies and other incidents; provides assistance and prepares related reports.
• Performs foot and vehicle patrols in assigned areas on Aviation Authority property to detect and monitor possible criminal activity and interrogates suspicious persons.
• Apprehends and arrests suspected law violators to ensure public safety.
• Testifies in court to provide an accurate account of investigation reports and findings.
• Provides information and assistance to the public.
• Administers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid as required and maintains certification currency.
• Impounds abandoned or illegally parked vehicles, and vehicles used in the commission of crimes.
• Transports prisoners to detention or medical facilities.
• Maintains patrol car, weapons and other law enforcement equipment to insure operational readiness.
• Operates communications equipment.
• Completes written reports and required forms in accordance with standard operating procedures and directives.
• Prepares and preserves evidence in accordance with directives to maintain chain of custody.
• Performs other related duties as required.

• Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
• Age 19 years or older; and
A United States citizen; and
Possession of a State of Florida Law Enforcement Officer Certification; and
Possession of a valid State of Florida Driver License.
• Working knowledge of crime detection, criminal investigation, and accident investigation and court procedures.
• Working knowledge of civil and criminal laws, police and Aviation Authority rules, regulations and standard operating procedures.
• Working knowledge of traffic accident control measures and investigation methods and techniques.
• Skill in the use and care of firearms and other law enforcement related equipment.
• Skill in the use of communications equipment.
• Skill in administering CPR and first aid.
• Ability to make effective decisions calmly and quickly in emergency or hazardous situations.
• Ability to enforce the law courteously, tactfully, firmly and impartially.
• Ability to follow established procedures and pay close attention to detail.
• Ability to work effectively with others.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Ability to prepare work related reports.
• Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions.
• Ability to work with antagonistic persons or with the public under adverse conditions.
• Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
• Ability to maintain confidential information.
• Ability to use a computer and related software.
Hourly $22.66 – $37.45
To apply:
The Aviation Authority-Tampa International Airport provides equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors.
The Aviation Authority-Tampa International Airport welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.
Contact Information:
Michael Marston
Tampa International Airport Police Department Professional Standards Unit
P. O. Box 22287
Tampa, FL 33607, USA
Phone: 813-676-4370
Fax: NA