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Police Officer (Certified and Non-Certified)

Plantation Police Department - Plantation, Florida

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$54,968.00 annual
Top Pay:
$80,306.00 annual

Job Description

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.

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 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) years 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 have been convicted of a felony or other crime, which would indicate a lack of good moral character.

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 19
  • Education: : Possess an Associates Degree or 60 semester hours of college
  • Experience: : Education or related law enforcement experience, and/or honorable discharge from U.S. Armed Forces
EXAMINATION: It is a necessary requirement and policy that all applicants for the position of Police Officer pass all of the required pre-employment testing. 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). The T.A.B.E. is administered at Broward College Criminal Justice Institute (954-201-6931) or www.broward.edu/ips/ then click on “Testing Center” for testing information. 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 of March 7, 2014. Please keep in mind that the testing process may take up to one (1) year. This job posting has been designated as “ESSENTIAL” for declared emergencies and must meet National Incident Management System (NIMS) training at the appropriate level. 05/06/2013 05/08/2013 Rev

Contact Informaton

Lori Legette

Plantation Police Department
451 NW 70th Terrace
Plantation, Florida 33317
phone: 954-797-2790

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