Law Enforcement Officer

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Law Enforcement Officer performs basic sworn law enforcement functions including, but not limited to, arresting and patrolling activities, investigating criminal activity and citizen complaints.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

• Enforces state laws and university rules.

• Performs patrol assignments in department vehicle, on bicycle or on foot as assigned.

• Checks buildings for security, fire and safety hazards.

• Investigates vehicular crashes, complaints and other incidents.

• Prepares and submits incident reports, activity reports, and crime reports.

• Issues parking and uniform traffic citations.

• Provides emergency medical care (first aid) to sick and injured persons.

• Functions as an information source for visitors.

• Controls and monitors traffic flow.

• Delivers messages related to university business as directed.

• Assists with inventory of department equipment and property.

• Apprehends, arrests, and processes criminal violators.

• Maintains community relations by focusing on information and education.

• Participates in judicial proceedings as required or directed.

• Participates in the traffic appeals process as directed.

• Inspects patrol vehicles for proper fluid levels, tire pressure and serviceability and the operability of emergency equipment (lights, siren, and spotlight).

• Maintains all issued equipment in a clean and serviceable condition.

• Serves as essential personnel and provides assistance in the event of an emergency on campus.

Other Duties

• Assists with administrative duties such as filing, issuing permits and parking decals, registering bicycles, dispatching of personnel and answering 911 and other telephone lines.

• The omission of specific duties does not preclude management from assigning such duties not indicated herein if such duties are logically related to the position.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications

Must meet the requirements of chapter 943.13 F.S. and be currently Florida Law Enforcement Certified (have passed the state exam and certification is not inactive due to break in service), or currently enrolled in a Florida Public Service Academy (Police Academy) and will be eligible to take the Florida Law Enforcement exam upon successful completion.

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Must pass the (PAT) physical abilities timed test.

Must be available to work various shifts including day, afternoon, and night hours on a rotational basis in accordance with the school year or as the needs of the University dictates.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate’s degree from an accredited institution in Criminal Justice or related field.

Experience in law enforcement within an educational institution or large municipal agency.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of laws, law enforcement principles, rules of evidence and investigative techniques.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Skilled in the use of basic first aid and CPR.

Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.

Ability to gather and organize legal evidence.

Ability to gather data, maintain records, and prepare reports and other written materials.

Ability to provide legal depositions and testimony.

Ability to respond quickly, calmly and effectively to emergency situations.

Ability to complete accident and criminal investigations.

Ability to provide protection services to individuals on campus.

Ability to utilize building security and lock systems.

Ability to operate police equipment.

Ability to work evenings, nights and weekends as necessary.

Ability to follow orders, commands and specific instructions and procedures.

Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000

Special Instructions to Applicants

Eligible candidates will be contacted by Human Resources via email once the position closes. Qualified candidates will participate in the Physical Abilities Test on Monday, February 15th, 2021 at 9:00 am.

The written exam for qualified applicants will be held on Monday, February 15th, 2021 at 1:00 pm on the FGCU Campus. Candidates must have a passing score of 70% or higher on the written exam. Interviews will be held for passing Candidates on Tuesday, February 16th 2021.

The Physical Abilities Exam will consist of:
1. exiting a vehicle/opening a trunk;
2. running 220 yards;
3. completing an obstacle course;
4. dragging a 150 pound dummy;
5. dry firing a weapon six times with each hand; and
6. placing items in a trunk/entering a vehicle.

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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