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Police Officer

Company: City of Sanford
Location: Sanford
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:


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 situations.

Examples of Duties

Patrols assigned area on foot or by vehicle; responds to and assists emergency calls; answers citizen complaints and/or general inquiries.

Protects the lives and property of all citizens; administers first aid to injured or afflicted persons; provides assistance to stranded motorists.

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 activity.

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 regulations, etc.

Prepares various daily and periodic written reports and departmental forms; maintains logs; completes forms; prepares violation reports.

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.


Performs related duties as directed when such duties are a logical and appropriate assignment to the position.

Minimum Qualifications

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 history.

* 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 $1500 annually

Education and Career Development Incentive (for qualified officers) equals up to $1560 annually

Shift Differential and Field Training Officer Incentive for qualified officers.

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.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge of local, state and federal laws and current ordinances, departmental policies and procedures, and standard operating procedures.

Knowledge of the City's judicial system, and operations and procedures for criminal prosecution.

Knowledge of First Aid procedures and equipment at the first respondent level.

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 City's boundaries.

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 decimals.

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.



Keywords: City of Sanford, Sanford , Police Officer, Other , Sanford, Florida

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