Illustrative Examples of Essential Duties:
• Patrols and prevents crime and answers a wide variety of calls and complaints and arrests those engaged in any violation of a criminal law or ordinance.
• Maintains community order by responding to calls and situations which may escalate from minor disputes. (social crises, or personal problems) to community disorders and resolves these insofar as possible. through application of personal skills or through referral to proper social agencies
• Enforces traffic laws and investigates traffic accidents.
• Directs traffic. participates in canine and harbor patrol duties and assignments.
• Answers questions asked by the public and gives directions.
• Issues summonses and warnings and serves subpoenas and warrants.
• Assists in controlling crowds: testifies in court, checks doors and windows of commercial establishments after closing hours.
• Performs duties and assignments in coordination with the Investigations Division.
• Participates in Civil Defense programs.
• Prepares reports and records of prescribed duties.
• Acts as a community outreach officer: utilizes firearms, communication equipment. electronic detectors. audiovisual equipment and the like.
• Works at Report Control Center screening requests for service and answering telephone.
• Performs various clerical and administrative tasks. as required.
• Oversees custody, care and control of prisoners when assigned jailor duties.
• Explains laws, ordinances and general information to citizens.
• Conducts investigations at the scene of a crime or accident, gathers. preserves and correlates evidence, locates witnesses, issues citations, or makes arrests.
• Transports and receives property. evidence and prisoners.
• Advises and directs elderly and indigent persons
• Maintains daily activity logs; maintains surveillance of known criminals or persons suspected of criminal activity: interviews suspects; prepares cases against suspect.
• Investigates cases of juvenile delinquency and submits reports to juvenile court: assists in the supervision of juveniles held in custody.
• Coordinates and functions with other operational units and functions as a part of such unit when assigned.
• Performs related tasks as required.

Must meet one of the following criteria:
• Have a State of Florida Basic Law Enforcement Certification-active and in good standing: or
• Have completed Basic Law Enforcement Training and received PASSING results in all sections of the State Certification exam: or
• Have a State of Florida Corrections Cross Training Certification or Compliance Certification; or
• Be currently attending a Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy and have achieved certification by the time of hire.
• Be at least 21 years of age at time of application with a Bachelor’s Degree; OR Be at least 21 years of age at time of application with 3 years of active Military service with an Honorable Discharge; OR Be at least 21 years of age at time of application with 60 college credits and 3 years of full-time verifiable Florida Law Enforcement experience; OR Be at least 25 years of age at time of application, no post-secondary education, Military service, or Florida Law Enforcement experience required.
• Be a United States citizen prior to appointment. Fla Stat. 943.13(2). Applicants who are not United States citizens must have applied for citizenship by application closing date.
• Completed a course of basic recruit training approved by the CJSTC unless exempt and achieved an acceptable score on the officer certification exam in accordance with Florida Statutes. Fla Stat. 943.13(9) and (10).
• Comply with Section 943.135, Florida Statutes, and CJSTC continuing training and education requirements. Fla. Stat. 943.13(11).
• Valid, appropriate driver’s license
• Acceptable driving record.

POLICE OFFICER TRAINEE Minimum Requirements:
Must meet one of the following criteria:
* Be at least 21 years of age at time of application. Bachelor’s degree must be obtained by time of hire.
* Three (3) years active duty Military Service with an Honorable Discharge at the time of application, will be considered for those candidates who do not have a Bachelor’s Degree


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