|Department||Tampa Police Department|
|Open Date||8/13/2019 12:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||Position Open Until Filled|
|Salary||$26.51 - $43.05/hour; $4,595.07 - $7,462.00/month; $55,140.80 - $89,544.00/year|
|Type of Recruitment||Open|
When assigned to uniform districts: initiates preliminary investigation of incidents requiring police action; preserves the crime scene; renders first aid; interrogates subjects and witnesses; searches for and arrests offenders; records all relevant facts; appears in court; inspects every area of assigned beat as often as possible, giving particular attention to crime hazard areas; applies knowledge of departmental policies, rules and regulations and standard operating procedures to situations which occur; promptly takes appropriate action against all persons who are seen violating the law; assists persons who are lost, senile or mentally deficient and makes proper dispositions; takes lost, stolen or abandoned property into custody and makes disposition of same; enforces traffic laws and conducts accident investigations; patrols assigned area to eliminate the opportunity for crime to occur; responds to and attempts to settle domestic disturbances or refers individuals involved to appropriate social agency; advises citizens on protection of self and property; maintains an awareness of active felons in assigned area, their whereabouts and methods of operation.
When assigned as a field instructor in the districts: trains recruits in duties of police officers as assigned; evaluates and makes recommendations to squad sergeant regarding recruits' progress and suitability for work; accompanies recruits to court and gives advice relative to court presentation; reviews reports and recommends improvements if needed; insures that recruit is aware of any changes in laws, rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures; recommends end of training period when recruit is considered ready.
When assigned to the selective enforcement unit: participates in crowd and traffic control at major events; assists vice control section in investigation and enforcement activities; utilizes informants in latent investigations; participates in stakeouts and surveillance of burglary and robbery targets in high crime areas; conducts prostitution, gambling and other criminal investigations as required; performs business license application investigations; assists in processing special event permit applications; processes and investigates requests by alcoholic establishments to employ extra duty officers; works in conjunction with federal, state and other local agencies to coordinate joint police activities; protects political candidates and other dignitaries.
When assigned to marine patrol: enforces navigable water laws within the city limits; makes safety checks for required equipment on all vessels; maintains police boat and all equipment used; aids disabled vessels and passengers; patrols all boat races and sailing regattas.
When assigned to the information desk: assists the public by given general information; verifies ownership of impounded vehicles and gives authorization for release; checks impounded vehicles in the computer for stolen notices; maintains records, makes copies and distributes as necessary.
Performs work related to the purposes of the Department as required.
Minimum Age: 21 years. Citizenship: Applicant must be a United States Citizen. License: Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License. Tattoos: No tattoo or decal or any portion thereof shall be visible to the public on sworn personnel wearing the normal long sleeve uniform. Certification: Must possess a State of Florida Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer - OR - be currently enrolled in and attending a Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program approved by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission and have successfully completed the firearms, vehicle operations and defensive tactics phases of training.
(Proof of successful completion of the Basic Recruit Training and a passing score on the Florida State Law Enforcement Certification exam are required to be eligible for employment)
For out-of-state Police Officers and Military Police candidates, Equivalency for Certification is required. Contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at 850/410-8600 or visit the website at: http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/CJSTC/Officer-Requirements/Equivalency-of-Training.aspx for information on the Equivalency of Training process.
Possession of an associate’s degree or completion of 2 years of college coursework from an accredited college or university (60-semester or 90-quarter hours); - OR - \
High-school diploma and three (3) years of prior law enforcement or corrections experience at a department of medium-to-large size - OR -
High-school diploma and three (3) years of full-time, active military experience; - OR -
High-school diploma and five (5) years of experience as a member of the Tampa Police Department Reserve Force; - OR -
An equivalent combination of college education, related work experience, or TPD Reserve Force experience.
State of Florida Certificate of Compliance as a Law Enforcement Officer - OR- If enrolled in and attending a Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program approved by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission, the following items are required instead:
Note: Applicants will not be eligible for Police Officer until copies of all required documents have been submitted to the City of Tampa Employment Services Office.
Possession of a valid Florida driver's license required.
* SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: - Must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 21 years of age. - Must satisfactorily pass a medical examination including a drug screen.
Applicants selected for Employment Must Pass:
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