Police Officer

$42,654 yearly
  • Clermont Police Department
  • Clermont, FL, USA
  • Feb 26, 2020
Full time Law Enforcement- Officer

Job Description

These job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as deemed necessary. 

  • Enforces all city and state codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations in order to protect life and property and to prevent crime and promote security; apprehends and/or arrests persons who violate federal, state or City codes and laws and advises suspects of rights; processes and transports prisoners according to procedure.
  • Maintains visibility by patrolling assigned area, city streets, parks, neighborhoods, and businesses in a marked police vehicle; remains alert to suspicious activities or persons and reacts appropriately; inspects troublesome areas and checks security of business establishments; performs surveillance of various locations and of criminal suspects; collects and reviews data; develops trends and/or patterns pertaining to locations/suspects; files intelligence reports.
  • Monitors radio and responds to emergency calls/calls for assistance; communicates with radio dispatcher and responds to complaints, reports of criminal events, requests for law enforcement, and domestic or public disputes; assesses situation and takes appropriate actions to bring situation to resolution; follows standard operating procedures when responding to calls; provides backup assistance to fellow officers as requested/necessary; contacts command/supervisory personnel for emergency response and critical incident communications.
  • Secures crime scenes until superiors arrive; gathers preliminary information in criminal investigations by obtaining statements from victims, witnesses and suspects; performs searches of people, vehicles and buildings; prepares investigative reports of findings, facts, and related information; detects and collects evidence and substances that provide the basis for probable cause for criminal acts; testifies in court.
  • Determines probable cause to search and/or reasonable suspicion to detain suspects; obtains warrants and performs various search operations; locates missing persons; pursues fleeing and subdues resisting suspects and effects arrests.
  • Enforces traffic laws and regulations; stops vehicles for traffic violations and issues traffic citations/warnings; directs vehicle and pedestrian traffic around accidents, disabled traffic control devices, or heavily congested areas; establishes road blocks; administers field sobriety tests; identifies wanted persons/vehicles; impounds vehicles; assists disabled motorists; directs traffic for funerals and other public gatherings; ensures roadways are clear of obstacles and hazards.
  • Responds to accident calls; gathers information at the accident scene; investigates accidents involving serious injury; fatality, or hit-and-run; interviews victims and witnesses; notifies relatives of victims as necessary.
  • Performs tasks as necessary to assist at the scene of accidents, crimes, or other incidents, including crowd control, first aid, rescue functions, etc.
  • Completes and/or reviews paperwork documenting shift and incident activities;completes state reports to accurately record criminal offenses; completes and prepares a variety of forms, logs, requests, records, reports, correspondence, and various other documents associated with daily responsibilities of this position; maintains administrative records and files.
  • Engages in public relations and community service activities and events to promote a positive image for the department and to build cooperative and collaborative relationships with the community; responds to questions, complaints, and requests for information by telephone or in person from merchants, community/civic organizations, the general public, employees, superiors, and other individuals.
  • Enters/retrieves data to/from computer system including stolen property, arrest and wanted persons information, investigation data, and criminal/driving records checks; reviews crime statistics.
  • Maintains current field and code manuals, policies and procedures, employee handbooks, various maps, and related material for reference and/or review.
  • Attends shift meetings, seminars, and specialized/update training sessions as required to maintain knowledge of departmental and city operations, to promote improved job performance, and to maintain knowledge of changing policies, procedures, codes, and laws.
  • Cooperates with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and their officers or representatives when activities are related to investigations within city jurisdiction; assists in the prosecution of offenders; appears in court to present evidence and testimony.
  • May perform various tasks and duties related to special assignments as to emergency or special response teams; community outreach and education programs such as Crime Prevention, explorer programs, and grant programs; special units such as traffic, canine, bike patrol, narcotics; or internal training positions such as Recruitment/Training Officer and Field Training Officer; attends community meetings and assists with community activities, programs, and special events; coordinates, leads, and teaches special education programs or media campaigns.
  • Assists with interdepartmental duties and city activities, which may include working within school zones, directing traffic, providing security at city social events, special escorts, crowd/riot control, or other special assignments.
  • Maintains police vehicle and equipment, including firearms; shuttles vehicles for maintenance purposes.
  • Answers the telephone; provides information, advice and guidance; takes and relays messages and/or direct calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls as necessary.

 Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience:
An equivalent combination of higher education and experience may be considered, provided that the education and experience is in a relevant and related field.

  • High school graduation or GED
  • Completions of the Minimum Standards courses as set forth by the Florida Police Standards Council.
  • Must meet minimum qualifications set forth in Florida Statue 943.13 http://m.flsenate.gov/statutes/943.13

Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations:

  • Florida Law Enforcement Certification
  • Valid Florida Drivers License.

Essential Physical Functions & Environmental Conditions:

The City of Clermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with management.  Light (up to 15 pounds) to heavy (45 pounds or over) lifting and carrying.  Endure sustained acts of physical exhaustion and endure periods of duty under unfavorable and life threatening situations.  Meets all physical requirements needed to complete certification requirements.   Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction).  Acceptable hearing (with or without hearing aid).  Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.  Depth perception, distinguish colors.  Walking, climbing, standing, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, jumping, running.  Smelling.  Driving. 

Environmental Conditions

Works outside.  Works outside in various weather conditions with: noise, fumes, gases, smoke or flames, odors, slippery and uneven surfaces, heights, poor lighting.  In or with moving objects or vehicles.  In hazardous and stressful conditions. 

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Training Requirements

Enrolled or Completed a Florida Law Enforcement Academy or EOT Course