General Statement of Job

Police Officers are responsible for providing protection of life and property within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Palm Beach. Work activities include responding to calls for service and/or emergencies, including calls which are of a criminal nature; crime prevention and suppression; investigation of crimes and criminal activity; apprehending violators of State and Local Laws and Ordinances; preparing official reports and other documents, including legal affidavits, summonses, and citations; performing first aid and/or other assistance to injured persons, mentally or physically handicapped, persons stranded or lost motorists, and others who may need aid or assistance. Officers are required to maintain physical skills necessary to perform job tasks; retain Police Standards Certification and certification in firearms and other lethal/non-lethal weapons, as required.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

-Must be Florida Certified Police Officer, United States citizen, 19 years of age or older.
-If not Florida certified, the hiree must successfully complete any academic requirements as set forth in F.S.S Chapter 943.
-Must not have ever been arrested for a crime classified as a felony or have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.
-Any military service must have been completed with an honorable discharge.
-Must possess a valid Florida Driver License or the ability to obtain same within 30 days of employment.
-Must not have any tattoo, body ornamentation, body art piercing (other than small hole ear piercings), or intentional disfigurement on the neck, face, head, or that would be visible when wearing a standard uniform consisting of short-sleeved collared shirt, uniform trousers, or uniform shorts.
-Must not have used any tobacco products in the last 12 months, including electronic cigarettes and vapor devices.

Application Procedures:  Apply online at www.townofpalmbeach.com. Click Career Opportunities to complete an electronic application.