Police Department

The Village is currently accepting applications for full-time Police Officer. This position protects life and property, enforces federal, state and local laws, investigates criminal activity and responds to emergency/ non-emergency situations.

Preferred candidate must:
• Be 21 years of age or older
• Have high school diploma or equivalent, and completed basic police officer training academy
• Have U.S. citizenship
• Be able to pass a medical examination
• Be able to pass a thorough background check
• Possess a valid Florida driver’s license or be able to obtain one prior to employment

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to perform work requiring little supervision
• Good physical condition
• Sound conflict resolution skills
• Sound oral and written communication skills
• Technical competence with computers

• Vacation leave (0-4 years = 2 weeks; 5-9 years = 3 weeks; 10 years+ = 4 weeks)
• Personal days (3 days annually)
• Paid holidays (12 days annually)
• Sick leave (96 hours annually)
• Defined Benefit plan with 6% employee contribution
• Life, Health and Dental Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

In addition to submitting your application for this position, interested parties must complete the Police Application form on the Employment Opportunities page of the Village’s website ( and email to along with the required documentation. Note that applications will NOT be considered without the fully completed package. Deadline: Open until filled. EOE, DFWP & M/F/V/D.

Note: The Village of Tequesta participates in E-Verify.