Police Officer

City of Lynn Haven - Lynn Haven, FL (30+ days ago)2.0


We encourage all qualified men and women to apply to the Lynn Haven Police Department. Successful applicants will serve as Police Officers who will protect life and property by working to prevent crime and by enforcing laws and ordinances. Police Officers are responsible for the prevention, detection, and investigation of crimes. Duties may include various specialized assignments, and the work requires the use and exercise of independent judgment. Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, a valid Florida driver's license, and a law enforcement certificate issued by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Candidates must successfully complete FCIC/NCIC certification within six (6) months of employment. Police Officers work 12 hour shift assignments, and all days off rotate and are varied to meet the needs of a 24-hour, 7-day a week operation in an emergency response environment. Candidates must be available for various shifts and various rotating days off. Weekend and holiday work is required. A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications. A resume must be submitted, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please verify the employment history dates on your resume exactly match this online application. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all testing requirements, including a background check and investigation as administered by the department, fingerprint clearance, interview process, and drug screening.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Patrols an assigned area/zone
  • Answers calls for service and complaints involving traffic infractions and crashes and misdemeanors and felonies
  • Makes arrests, which may involve the use of force, and transports prisoners to the jail
  • Appears in court as a witness or arresting officer
  • Conducts investigations at crime scenes, interviewing witnesses and/or taking statements
  • Investigates traffic crashes
  • Administers first aid/CPR
  • Gathers and preserves evidence
  • Maintains order during parades and other public events and gatherings
  • Gives general information to citizens concerning the location of streets, routes, and buildings, etc.
  • Directs traffic at intersections or at the scene of emergencies or disasters
  • Attends training and maintains proficiency in high-liability functions such as vehicle operation, defensive tactics, and fire arm use
  • May be assigned to specific units within the department to perform specialized duties
  • Works shifts of 12 hours or more depending on the assignment and operational needs of the department and may also work at any time during a 24-hour period, including shifts during the day, afternoon, or overnight
  • Performs other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must have a law enforcement certificate issued by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Must have a valid Florida driver’s license
  • Must achieve FCIC/NCIC certification within six (6) months of employment
  • Must have considerable knowledge of modern principles and practices of police work, the criminal justice process, laws, and ordinances
  • Must be able to analyze disputed and complex situations objectively and to determine the proper course of action
  • Must be able to cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, impartially, and with respect for the rights of others
  • Must be able to react quickly and calmly under dangerous and/or emergency conditions
  • Must be able to obtain information through interviews, interrogations, and observations
  • Must be able to understand and execute difficult verbal and written instructions and to prepare clear and comprehensive reports
  • Must be able to express oneself clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, and the general public
  • Must have skills in public relation techniques and methods
  • Must have skills in the use and care of firearms and in the operation of police vehicles
  • Must have skills in the use of personal computers and the programs and applications associated with assigned duties and responsibilities
  • Visual ability must be correctable to 20/20 in each eye with normal color distinction and depth perception
  • Must meet the physical and mental standards as prescribed by the City Personnel Policy
  • Must be willing and able to work the required schedule, as outlined in the job description
  • Must be willing and able to complete all testing requirements, including a background check and investigation as administered by the department, fingerprint clearance, interview process, and drug screening
BENEFITS
  • Pension
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Jury Duty
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave of Absence
  • Competitive Pay
  • Direct Deposit
  • Employee Discounts
  • Per Diem Meal Reimbursement on Travel