Non-Certified Police Officer

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Company: City of Hollywood
Location: Hollywood, FL
Date Posted: January 30, 2015
Source: Discover Policing
Under the general supervision of a Sergeant and in cooperation with the community, performs a variety of policing and law enforcement activities. Tasks are primarily service oriented and include patrol, investigative, and enforcement functions, to generally provide for the safety of the public, and to perform essential functions as required. Duties include an element of personal danger, exposure to adverse weather conditions, apprehending criminals, directing traffic, and transporting prisoners. Incumbents perform duties in accordance with Florida Statues and established departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines. The incumbent must be able to act without close supervision and must be able to exercise independent judgment. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences and review of written work product for results obtained and adherence to established policies and procedures. May be authorized to assume the duties of a Sergeant in their absence.

  • United States Citizen
  • Minimum 21 Years of Age
  • High School Graduate or G.E.D. equivalency
  • Pass Criminal Justic Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) or Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) with a minimum score of 79 and/or pass a competitive civil service exam (law)
  • Pass the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test with a score of 12.9 in each of the tested skill categories and/or 12.9 for the total TABE battery.
  • Pass Physical Agility (BMST) test
  • Pass Swim test
  • Pass polygraph examination
  • Pass psychological screening (law)
  • Pass an extensive medical evaluation and drug screening
  • Meet current State training requirements as necessary
  • Pass an extensive background investigation
  • Pass drug detection by hair anlysis test
  • Stable work history
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
  • Must possess ability to exercise discretion
  • Be of good moral character, have no felony convictions and committed no incidents of violence
  • Military discharge must be "Honorable"
1. Police Personal History Statement (PHS) Booklet (26-Pages)
T his booklet can be downloaded by clicking the link below:
The Personal History Statement booklet must be completed in legible handwriting. Once the PHS is completed and notarized, applicant must scan and upload, as one (1) complete .pdf file ( MAX FILE SIZE ~ 10MB ), the PHS followed by all applicable documents in list order on page 2 from the PHS to the online application before submitting it. (Submitted Online ONLY - We are no longer accepting hardcopy PHS booklets)
2. City of Hollywood Employment Application ( Online Application ONLY )
Once you have completed the Police Personal History Statement (PHS) booklet with all required documents and notarization, you must upload it as one (1) complete .pdf document ( MAX FILE SIZE ~ 10MB ) and attach it to your online employment application prior to submitting it. NOTE: Please retain your original PHS and supporting documentation as it will be required at point of interview.
EXAMINATION: Candidates must take the Criminal Justice Basic Aptitude Test for Law Enforcement Officers (CJBAT) from I/O Solutions or Broward College and receive a passing score of 79% or better. You may also submit a Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT) score and recieve a passing score of 79% or better. Candidates must also pass the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test with a score of 12.9 in each of the tested skill categories and/or 12.9 for the total TABE battery, a Physical Agility (BMST) test, and Swim test prior to their application being submitted .

To determine whether your training meets the FDLE standards, you must submit your training along with your complete online application and required documents at the time of application. You may also access the FDLE website and follow the listed steps or contact them directly at (850) 410-8600 t Broward Community College Institute of Public Safety or any other state-wide.

Candidates must present documentation from the Criminal Justice Testing Center at Broward Community College Institute of Public Safety or any other state-wide acceptable testing institution indicating their passing score of each component with their application. See information below from the Criminal Justice Institute .
After passing the CJBAT or FBAT written exam, you must complete a Police Personal History Statement and successfully pass the following: oral exam, polygraph, psychological exam, medical exam, drug screen, and background check.
3501 Davie Road , Building 22
Davie , Florida 33314
Testing Center Telephone Numbers and Hours of Operation
Information Desk 954- 201-6931 M-F 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration Desk 954-201-6790 T-F 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM

Click on the link below for the Testing Center Information Guide
Click here for TABE Testing Information Guide
The Criminal Justice Testing Center is NOT a hiring agency, it is a testing center for persons wanting to enter Law Enforcement positions in Broward County. The Criminal Justice Testing Center administers the TESTS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE BASIC ABILITIES TEST (C.J.B.A.T.), TESTS OF ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (TABE), BASIC MOTOR SKILLS TEST (AGILITY), and SWIM TEST to candidates for employment in cooperation with Broward County Chiefs of Police Association. Successful completion of required tests may make you eligible for consideration of further evaluation by participating agencies.
Applicants must register on line for all tests and must have a scheduled appointment in order to complete the examination. all information regarding testing is available on the FOLLOWING WEBSITE .
Applicants must present a completed "CJSTC 75B" form, a valid photo I.D., and pay appropriate fees to become eligible for written test appointments (appointments are mandatory and must be scheduled in advance).
Fees for law enforcement applicants are $40.00 for the C.J.B.A.T., $35.00 for the TABE tests, $20.00 for the Basic Motor Skills (Agility) and $15.00 for the SWIM test. Fees must be paid at the time of registration by cash or money order (personal checks not accepted). Fees are non-refundable.
All testing materials will be provided by the Testing Center.

A downloadable/printable study guide for the CJBAT can be purchased on-line for $15.95 at . It is also available at the BC bookstore in Building 19 for $19.95 + tax.
* C.J.B.A.T.
Monday 3:15 PM (appointment required)
Tuesday 8:15 AM (appointment required)
* TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education)
Tuesday 12:00PM (appointment required)
Monday 8:30 am (appointment required)
Monday 11:30 am (appointment required)
Thursday 8:30 am (appointment required)
* AGILITY PRACTICE (no charge for practice sessions)
Thursday 3:30 PM
Monday 7:30 AM (appointment required)
Following your written examination, you may receive your test result by calling the Testing Center at 954-201-6931 between 9 AM and 3PM on the appropriate day(s) indicated below;

CJBAT SCORE RESULTS: Any Wednesday through Friday following your examination.
Upon request the Testing Center will also provide printed documentation of your test scores AFTER you have PASSED all of the necessary tests.
The C.J. B.A.T. test scores are valid for four years once you have achieved a passing score.
TABE ( Tests of Adult Basic Education) score is valid for two (2) years.
The BASIC MOTOR SKILLS TEST (Agility) score is valid for six (6) months and the swim test is valid indefinitely.

The SWIM score is valid for life.
The City of Hollywood will accept a current CJBAT or FBAT score. The score on the CJBAT or FBAT will establish your rank on the CITY'S CIVIL SERVICE ELIGIBILITY LIST. Your rank may change as we continuously take applications & update the eligibility list.


If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 in order to receive preference.

Prior to being considered for employment by the Hollywood Police Department, all applicants must successfully pass the following: a Police Personal History Booklet review (to include an extensive criminal history and driving record check); a polygraph; a psychological exam, a thorough background check; drug screening; and a medical exam. Failure to pass any one of these exams will render you disqualified from employment with the Police Department.
The following are background automatic disqualifiers according to the Police Department's established rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Automatic Background disqualifiers (to include, but not limited to):
. Five (5) or more traffic moving violations in the last five (5) years or a
poor overall driving history.
. Two (2) OR more drivers' license suspensions in the last five (5) years.
. Any D.U.I. arrest and/or conviction in the last five (5) years.
. Any visible tattoos .
. Any ARREST AND/OR CONVICTION involving domestic violence issues.
. Failure to disclose any traffic tickets, convictions, past employer
information, or any other pertinent/relevant information in your
. Recent use of any illegal controlled substance
. If you have failed our background investigation or psychological exam
(sworn only) in the past year.
. If you have any discharge other than "Honorable" from the military.


Your application will remain on file for 6 months.

Those applicants who are disqualified may not reapply for one year.
The City of Hollywood has an Ordinance which regulates the employment of relatives of City employees. Also, as of 12/15/2005 the City will require all newly hired employees to sign an affidavit affirming non-usage of tobacco or tobacco products within the last year prior to submission of application and will continue to be a non-user of tobacco products throughout employment with the City of Hollywood.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Employment Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination and workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of special needs by calling (954) 921-3216.
The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employer.

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