Company: City of Sanford
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to
perform safety and security Police work involving crime detection,
prevention and investigation. Employee functions at journey staff
level to perform law enforcement duties and is responsible for
protecting the lives and property of all citizens. Specific
assignments are received from a Police Sergeant or superior
Officer, however, employee must react with considerable independent
judgment and initiative in dealing with routine and emergency
Examples of Duties
Patrols assigned area on foot or by vehicle; responds to and
assists emergency calls; answers citizen complaints and/or general
Protects the lives and property of all citizens; administers first
aid to injured or afflicted persons; provides assistance to
Searches for and apprehends offenders; escorts suspects, criminals,
and prisoners to county jail and court hearings.
Searches for and investigates wanted and missing persons, and
stolen property; investigates suspected illegal activity; prepares
depositions; testifies and presents evidence in court.
Investigates crime scene and accidents; administers breathalyzer
tests; searches for and preserves evidence; prepares depositions;
testifies and presents evidence in court.
Enforces vehicle parking and operating laws; issues and explains
citations for violations.
Directs traffic and assists pedestrians at intersections; escorts
funerals and parades.
Promotes crime prevention through public awareness efforts;
solicits cooperation of citizens to report crime and illegal
Prepares for court procedures and provides testimony during
depositions and hearings.
Reviews and investigates public establishments for compliance with
applicable laws governing alcohol consumption, traffic and parking
Prepares various daily and periodic written reports and
departmental forms; maintains logs; completes forms; prepares
Assists with natural disaster preparedness and emergency response;
directs evacuation traffic.
Assists with animal control services.
Attends training sessions and seminars as directed; assists with
the training of new Officers.
ADDITIONAL POSITION FUNCTIONS
Performs related duties as directed when such duties are a logical
and appropriate assignment to the position.
Requires a High School Diploma or GED
Requires a valid Florida Driver's License by date of hire.
Requires a Florida Department of Law Enforcement Certification.
Will consider applicants who are currently enrolled in Florida Law
Enforcement Certification training and who will receive the Florida
Law Enforcement Certification no later than 90 days after the
closing of the applicable job posting #22-00016.
IMPORTANT: On your application you must account for all periods of
time for at least the last ten (10) years of employment
* Applicants currently enrolled in Florida Law Enforcement
Certification training may be eligible for hire for a forty (40)
hour work week consistent with an (80) hour (or two-week) pay
period at an hourly rate of $15.00 for the Police Officer Cadet
position, as well as any overtime hours that are in excess of (40)
hours per week at a rate per Fair Labor Standards Act and City
Policy. Applicants currently enrolled in Florida Law Enforcement
Certification training may be eligible for tuition reimbursement up
to $3500 of verified expenses for said training.
City Education Incentive (for qualified officers) equals up to
Education and Career Development Incentive (for qualified officers)
equals up to $1560 annually
Shift Differential and Field Training Officer Incentive for
Employee shall obtain the National Incident Management System
ICS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System and IS-700
National Incident Management System, An Introduction within six (6)
months of employment. The following courses are designed to provide
a baseline, as they introduce basic NIMS and ICS concepts and
provide the foundation for higher-level Emergency Operations Center
(EOC), MACS, and ICS related training.
Knowledge of local, state and federal laws and current ordinances,
departmental policies and procedures, and standard operating
Knowledge of the City's judicial system, and operations and
procedures for criminal prosecution.
Knowledge of First Aid procedures and equipment at the first
Knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of interviewing and
interrogating suspects, victims and witnesses.
Knowledge of defensive tactics to protect self and others; proper
arrest and suspect apprehension techniques.
Knowledge of physical characteristics of the City's territory;
cultural diversity of the people living and working within the
Skill in the inspection, inventory, and operational testing of all
equipment, firearms, apparatus, tools, appliances, and
supplies/materials of the assigned squad.
Knowledge of record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and
records management techniques.
Knowledge of business English, e.g., spelling, grammar,
punctuation, and vocabulary.
Intermediate level mathematical skills, including percentages and
Skill in both written and oral communications.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions,
giving close attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules,
operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral,
diagram or schedule form.
Ability to foster a team environment by supporting cohesive work
relationships and providing effective conflict resolution.
While performing duties of a Police Officer, tasks involve the
intermittent performance of extremely physically demanding work,
typically involving some combination of reaching, bending,
stooping, kneeling, crouching, running, climbing, and that may
involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of extremely
heavy objects (200+ pounds), such as in the event of chasing and
subduing a suspect resisting arrest. Some tasks are performed with
potential for intermittent exposure to disagreeable elements
including, but not limited to, heat, humidity, inclement weather,
loud noise, toxic/chemical agents, electrical currents, pathogens,
violent behavior, weapons, explosives, traffic and animals. Tasks
include working around moving parts, vehicles, equipment, carts,
and materials handling, where extremely heightened awareness to
surroundings and environment is essential in the preservation of
life and property. Standard body gear and equipment applies in the
preservation of life and property, as does special equipment based
on assignment including, but not limited to, various types of body
armor and safety gear.
THE CITY OF SANFORD IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
THE CITY OF SANFORD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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