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Police Officer Academy Recruit Sponsorship

Company: City of Palm Bay
Location: Palm Bay
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

This is entry level law enforcement work for the purpose of training to become a Police Officer. The primary function of an employee in this classification is to successfully complete the Florida Criminal Justice Academy Police Officer program and the Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission Police Officer State Certification Exam. Upon successful completion of the Police Academy/Criminal Justice Academy and the State Certification Exam, this employee will be promoted to the position of Police Officer with the Palm Bay Police Department. Performance is reviewed through class work, exams, attendance, participation and observations by superiors.
Through this sponsorship, candidates will develop knowledge and proficiency in the interpretation of Federal, State and Local Laws and ordinances and Police Department policies and regulations. Candidates will develop skill and proficiency in the use and care of firearms and all other equipment used to perform the duties of a law enforcement officer.
Duties May Include, but are not limited to:

  • Attends the next available Basic Recruit Training Course as an employee of the City of Palm Bay Police Department.
  • Maintains an academic level which complies with the standards established by the Public Safety Instituteand the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
  • Attends Police Department Training sessions in a variety of topics.
  • In the event that Law Enforcement Academy training requires less than 40 hours per week, employee shall complete the remaining hours in the performance of assigned training in the Police Department. Employee may also be required to assist the Police Department with a variety of other civilian duties that may or may not require supervision.

    Minimum Requirements for the Position:

    • Must possess a high school diploma or GED from an accredited school or training facility.
    • Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License prior to employment and maintain a safe andacceptable driving record.
    • Must satisfy State of Florida training requirements and acquire certification as a Florida Law Enforcement Officer within 30 days after completing Law Enforcement Academy.

      Applicants must complete a City of Palm Bay Employment Application.Resumes alone are not acceptable. Please attach your DD214 (if applicable) and proof of highest level of education.
      Certifications/Documents should be attached electronically.
      Applicant shall reimburse the City on a pro-rata basis for costs of tuition for basic recruit training, other course expenses and police certification examination if applicant leaves employment within the first two (3) years of becoming a Police Officer with the City of Palm Bay.
      NOTE:Palm Bay Police Department has a policy regardingtattooswhich states: Tattoos will not be permitted on the head, face, neck, scalp and hands. Non-offensive tattoos are permitted on the arms. Therefore applicants with tattoos that show above a shirt collar or below the wrist are considered offensive and would not meet this requirement.
      Hiring Process:

      • Applicants complete an Employment Application and answer all questions on the application. Any admissions made which would violate Police Department Employment Standards will automatically cause the applicant to be disqualified.
      • Applicants who progress through the application pre-screening processwithout adverse information will be interviewed.
      • Applicants still in process at this phase will undergo a comprehensive background investigation; polygraph examination; medical examination; drug test, and a psychological evaluation.

        The city continually evaluates applicants and may place them on an eligibility list. Applicants who have not received a conditional offer letter will be removed from the eligibility list after one year.
        Please ensure that you have provided both a current and accurate email address and telephone number on your employment application for contact purposes.

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