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Police Officer Job - Saint Petersburg Police Department - Saint Petersburg, Florida




December 03, 2013

Saint Petersburg Police Department

Position Title: Police Officer
Position Type: Civilian
Closing Date: 12/31/2014
Job Description

The St. Petersburg Police Department is in a continuous process of hiring police officers. All applicants must have at least 60 hours of college credits. Although 60 semester hours is required, a non-certified applicant with thirty (30) semester hours (excluding courses given at any police academy) is eligible to apply. An additional 30 hours will be granted upon completion of training at the Southeastern Public Safety Institute and successful completion of the State Certification Exam.
- or -
Have at least three (3) years honorable military service or two (2) years full-time sworn law enforcement experience.

For those with 3 years Honorable Military service only:

If you do not have thirty (30) hours of college credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you will be required to take a college placement test. It must be a Post-secondary Educational Readiness Test (PERT), which is administered at any community college in the State of Florida. The scores must meet or exceed the minimum in the following: Reading (104), Writing (99) and Mathematics (113). If you do not score accordingly, you must take and successfully complete a remedial course(s) prior to employment with our agency.

The St. Petersburg Police Department has a 100% Sponsorship Program along with a salary of $16.52/hr, while attending the police academy. I would like to encourage you to visit our police department’s web page www.stpete.org/sppd for a full outline of the benefits our department can offer you and your family. It is a very comprehensive site that explains all our hiring requirements and the application process. There is even a downloadable application with the companion forms for your convenience. www.stpete.org/police/employment/employment-forms

Please read the ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR POLICE OFFICER carefully. These requirements must be met in addition to the education requirements.

Additional Information

Lateral Transfer would earn step increase after completing the field training program up to step 5.

$21.39 - $25.40/hr

$44,498 - $52,832 Annually

Job Requirements
  • Age : 19
  • Education : 30 College Credits
  • Experience : None
  • Additional Requirement :

    To be eligible for employment/appointment as a police officer and/or reserve officer, an applicant must:

    • Be at least nineteen (19) years of age, in accordance with F.S.S. 943.13 (1).
    • Be a citizen of the United States, in accordance with F.S.S. 943.13 (2).
    • Be a high school graduate or the equivalent supplemented with sixty (60) semester hours (or quarter-hour equivalents) in any recognized discipline at a Department-approved accredited college or university.

    Although sixty (60) semester hours are required, an applicant with at least thirty (30) semester hours (excluding courses given at any police academy), is eligible to apply. An additional thirty (30) hours will be granted upon completion of training at a Florida Police Academy, such as the Southeastern Public Safety Institute, and successful completion of the State Certification Exam.

    (OR)

    Have at least three (3) years honorable military service or two (2) years full-time prior sworn/certified law enforcement experience and training in lieu of the college credits.

    For applicants with 3 years honorable military service only:
    If you do not have thirty (30)hours of college credits from a Department-approved accredited college or university, you will be required to take a college placement test. It must be a Postsecondary Educational Readiness Test (PERT), which is administered at any community college in the State of Florida.

    The scores must meet or exceed the minimum in the following:

    • Reading (104), Writing (99) and Mathematics (113). If you do not score accordingly, you must take and successfully complete a remedial course(s) prior to employment with our agency.
    • Successfully complete the physical agility test.
    • Possess a valid driver's license at time of application and a valid State of Florida Driver's License at time of appointment.
    • Be in good physical and mental health as determined by licensed physicians designed by the City, and in accordance with F.S.S. 943.13(6).
    • Successfully complete the pre-employment screening process.
    • Meet the vision requirements of 20/100 uncorrected, in each eye, corrected to 20/40 by glasses. Visual acuity may exceed uncorrected limits if visual acuity of 20/20 can be achieved through the use of soft contact lenses.
    • Be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation and controlled substance testing, in accordance with F.S.S. 943.13 (7).
    • Employees must live within a sixty (60) mile radius or two (2) hours driving time of police headquarters.
  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $17.84   hourly
    Academy Graduate: $21.39   hourly
    Top Pay: $69576   annual

    Contact Information

    Robert Page
    robert.page@stpete.org
    Saint Petersburg Police Department
    1300 1st Avenue North
    Saint Petersburg, Florida 33705
    ph: (727)892-5555


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