Operations position, which encompasses the day to day law enforcement work of the department. The primary duty shall be the prevention and detection of crime offenses at that street level.
Completion of or enrollment in a State of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Must successfully complete academy prior to date of hire.
High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Valid driver license. Must obtain Florida driver license within thirty (30) days of employment.
Driving history for the past three (3) years must reflect no violations of a driving related offense, or driving under the influence (DUI) which includes both drugs and alcohol, reckless driving, or hit and run involving an occupied vehicle or attended property, or an accumulation of traffic violations, plus three (3) points for each attendance at driving school (regardless of whether points were assessed against the license) where the penalty points do not exceed nine (9).
Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree.
Previous law enforcement experience.
Completion of the following NIMS Courses within the designated amount of time from hire date:
- Basic IS-700 (6 months)
- Basic ICS-100 (6 months)
The selection process for positions in the Police Department will include Drug Testing, a Truth Verification Examination/Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA), an in-depth background investigation to include a Level 2 national fingerprint-based records check, and successful completion of the CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services) Security Clearance process to include approval for controlled access to protected information.