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Police Officer - Certified - Coral Gables, FL (ID: 292892)

Title Police Officer - Certified
Type Police Officer
Date Posted January 2, 2018
City / Organization Coral Gables, FL
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The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.

Enforces laws and ordinances of the City, County and State. Makes arrests and bookings.

Gives depositions and court testimonies.

Patrols an assigned area on foot or by vehicle. Performs patrol activities, to include pursuing and apprehending subjects, conducting felony stops, conducting teletype checks, controlling disorderly persons, transporting subjects and prisoners, searching for wanted persons, conducting dwelling and ground checks.

Conducts investigations, to include crime scenes, deaths, abuse cases, domestic violence, traffic accidents, animal calls and non police action calls. Collects disposes and secures evidence. Writes reports and processes paperwork.

Performs traffic activities, to include issuing citations, directing traffic, investigating driving under the influence incidents and arranging for the removal of vehicles.

Responds to rescue calls. Responds to emergency situations, to include controlling riots and directing evacuations. Performs first aid duties.

Operates and maintains police vehicles and equipment as required, to include motorized vehicles, bicycles, firearms, radio transmitters, fire extinguisher, protective equipment, intoxilyzer instruments, camera, fingerprint equipment and computers.

Performs special assignments as directed, to include assignments in Marine Patrol Field Training, K-9, Motorcycle, Traffic Homicide, SWAT and Bike Patrol. Performs other related tasks as required.




Minimum Requirements

Salary: $55,157 - $76,350
Signup Bonus: $2500

• United States Citizen

• · Minimum 21 years of age (Candidates may apply 6 months prior to their 21 birthday)

• High school diploma or equivalent with completion of 54 college credits from an accredited university or college recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. [A.A./B.A. In Criminal Justice or related field; Advanced Degree Preferred.]

•  Current FDLE certified police officers from within the State of Florida whether full-time or part-time (i.e., UM Police Officers): Applicants must meet minimum qualifications for employment as a police officer in the State of Florida, as detailed in Florida Statutes Chapter 943; must possess a two year college (AA OR AS) degree; or have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 54 college credits. College credit requirement may be waived for certified police applicants with at least 3 years of prior full-time continuous military or law enforcement service within 2 years of the application submission date.

• Current certified police officers from outside the State of Florida or Federal law enforcement officers must possess at least a two year college (AA or AS) degree; or have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 54 college credits. College degree/credit requirement may be waived if the applicant has at least 3 years of full-time continuous military or law enforcement service within 2 years of the application submission date. These applicants must also have not had more than an 8 year break in employment as a law enforcement officer and original academy credits must be reviewed by a certified FDLE Comparative Compliance training facility. The application process will follow that of full-time police officers.

•  State of Florida Reserve Police Officers (RPO's) must be a current FDLE certified Police Officer and possess a two year college (AA or AS) degree; or have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 54 college credits. College degree/credit requirement may be waived as follows: Candidates having 5 years of continuous law enforcement service as a Reserve Police Officer within 2 years of the application submission date will be awarded 27 college credits toward hiring. Candidates having 10 years of continuous law enforcement service as a Reserve Police Officer within 2 years of the application submission date will be awarded 54 college credits toward hiring. Application process will follow that of full-time police officers. Note: Due to lack of full-time status/experience, starting salary for RPO's will not be based on years of past reserve experience.

• Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) or Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) with a passing score.

• Physical Agility Test (PAT)
**PAT is mandatory and must be taken no more than six (6) months prior to submitting an application. Certified candidates may take the PAT test at any FDLE recognized police academy, training facility, or public safety institute.  Candidates outside of the state of Florida may take the PAT test at any recognized police academy, training facility, of public safety institute in their state**

• Polygraph examination

• Psychological/Emotional Suitability Screening Process: The police applicant must receive an "Acceptable" rating in order to continue in the selection process.

• Medical Evaluation and Drug Screening (with marijuana being the only drug exception): The use of marijuana may be accepted if it was only experimental in nature.

• Background Investigation: Disqualifying Factors include; Financial/Credit Irresponsibility, Immoral/Unethical Conduct, Criminal Conduct and/or Substance Abuse.

• Moral Character: An applicant, who, at any time during the employment application process, demonstrates dishonesty, untruthfulness, withholds requested information (omissions), makes false statements, or whose background investigation reveals derogatory information or moral turpitude issues,will be disqualified.

Termination by Another Police Agency: Any applicant who has
been terminated by another law enforcement agency will be disqualified unless he/she has been exonerated through a review process, or the circumstances have been resolved to the satisfaction of CGPD.

Other Disqualifying Factors Include, but are NOT limited to: (1) An applicant who is the subject of any legal action (civil or criminal) may be ineligible for consideration until the action is concluded, with the exception of employment discrimination claims and claims of a similar nature. (2) Any applicant that currently has an unresolved or pending case on file with FDLE or any other state standards board that revolves around discipline, standards, or training as a law. enforcement officer may be disqualified. (3) Any applicant who fails to appear for a test during the application process and does not contact the Human Resource Department and/or the CGPD Personnel Selection Sergeant in writing within 30 days.

• Military Discharge: Must be "Honorable". Discharges other than honorable may be evaluated on a case by case basis. Dishonorable discharge will be disqualified.

• Valid Florida Driver's License and Driving/Traffic History: Police Officer applicants, and any other position which may require operating a City vehicle, must possess a valid Florida Driver's License along with the appropriate endorsement, class, rating, etc. Out of state applicants must be able to possess a valid Florida Driver's License upon hire date. Additionally, an unfavorable driving history may be grounds for disqualification. Including but not limited to: History of suspended and/or revoked driver's license (not insurance or toll related); automobile accidents and any other traffic related violations. The applicant must demonstrate a good and safety oriented driving history. .

•  Vision: Must be binocular and monocular of 20/100 uncorrected, 20/30 or better corrected, and must have color vision.

•  Oral Interview Board: Applicants are required to attend an Oral Interview Board comprised of a diverse selection of City employees to ensure all individuals are given an equal opportunity for employment, regardless of race, sex, creed, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, familial status or physical impairment. Board members must hold the following job titles/positions:  Any Department Head or Assistant Department Head from within the City of Coral Gables, a Major, Lieutenant, Sergeant, and an Officer. A representative from the Human Resource Department and the CGPD Personnel Selection Sergeant will also participate. Applicants will be asked a series of questions based upon the essential functions and required knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position, which have been pre-approved by the Human Resource Department prior to the interview. The Board will determine if the applicant will continue in the selection process.



Prior to submitting the application via NEOGOV, you must successfully complete and pass the following:

EXAMINATIONS:    Candidates must take the Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT), OR the Criminal Justice Basic Aptitude Test for Law Enforcement (CJBAT). Candidates must also pass the Physical Agility Test (PAT). 

Testing Locations:

FBAT- $30.00*: Miami Dade College North Campus
                            Address: 11380 NW 27 Avenue
                            Building 9, Room 9108
                            Miami, FL 33167
                            Phone number: 305-237-1476
Testing Hours:   Monday: 9:00AM OR 1:00PM
                            Wednesday: 9:00AM OR 1:00PM
                            Thursday: 9:00AM OR 1:00PM

PAT(Physical Agility Test)- $30.00*: Miami Police College
                             Address: 350 NW 2 Avenue
                             Miami, FL 33128
                             Phone number: 305-603-6616
Testing Hours:    Contact Miami  Police College

CJBAT- $50.00*:
Broward Community College Criminal Justice Testing Center at the Institute of Public Safety
                             Address: 3501 Davie Road
                             Building 21
                             Davie, FL 33314
                             Phone number: 954-201-6931
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday: 8:00AM -4:00PM

*Indicates applicants are responsible for the above listed testing fees.

**After completion of online application please complete the required supplemental packet and turn it into the Human Resources office located at** 

2801 Salzedo Street 
Coral Gables, FL 33134

**The link for this supplemental packet can be found at this link:  
Police Supplemental Packet


Additional Information


The City of Coral Gables is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.


Job Post Expiration Date   February 3, 2018

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .