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Police Officer (Certified and Non-Certified) Job - Plantation Police Department - Plantation, Florida

May 21, 2014

Plantation Police Department

Position Title: Police Officer (Certified and Non-Certified)
Position Type: Police
Closing Date: 10/1/2014
Job Description

POLICE OFFICER(Certified and Non-Certified)

An Equal Opportunity Empoyer

Drug-Free Work Place 








Salary Range: (Certified) $52,708- $80,306 Closing Date: Open until filled


(Non-Certified) $14.62 per hour plus overtime while attending Police Academy


This is general police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances.

Police Officers perform work in accordance with the departmental rules and regulations and receive assignments and instructions from police personnel of higher rank.

All applicants must meet all requirements of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission and those of the Plantation Police Department.








Additional Information






Must be a United States Citizen past the 19th birthdate as of the date of application. Proof of date of birth must be




submitted with application. (Driver’s license will not be considered as proof of date of birth).


Must currently possess, or be eligible to obtain, a Florida Driver’s license with an overall good driving record. No


single suspension of driver’s license within the past two (2) years and no more than two (2) suspensions within the


past five (5) year history (except if suspension was due to insurance error or Clerk of Court error).




Possess an Associates Degree, or 60 semester hours (with minimum 2.0 GPA) or 90 quarter hours (with minimum


2.0 GPA) of college course work accredited by a recognized accrediting agency and/or an honorable discharge


from service in the U.S. Armed Forces and/or related law enforcement work experience.


Must have never been convicted of a felony or other crime, which would indicate a lack of good moral character.









The examination consists of physical agility, swimming test, oral board interview, CVSA, psychological evaluation,


background investigation, medical examination, drug testing and personal interview with the Chief of Police. A


written test is also required. A 12.9 in each section of the T.A.B.E. Survey (Math, Reading, Language and Spelling)




and a score of 80% in the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT Test). Please see T.A.B.E. Testing Centers


information on the Hiring Process link. The candidate is responsible for scheduling their own testing and


providing their scores to the City. Test scores must be submitted with the application. Applications must be


received by 4:30 pm on the closing date.





It is a necessary requirement and policy that all applicants for the position of Police Officer pass all of the


required pre-employment testing. Please keep in mind that the testing process may take up to one year. If


you fail any part of our testing, your application will not be processed further. However, you are eligible to


reapply with our city one (1) year from the date on which you failed part of your testing procedures, unless


otherwise stated.




This job posting has been designated as “ESSENTIAL” for declared emergencies and must meet National Incident


Management System (NIMS) training at the appropriate level.





Job Requirements
  • Age 19
  • Education 60 credit hours of college
  • Experience None
  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $14.62   hourly
    Academy Graduate: $52708   annual
    Top Pay: $80306   annual

    Contact Information

    Lori Legette
    Plantation Police Department
    451 NW 70th Terrace
    Plantation, Florida 33317
    ph: (954)797-2790

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