Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


- Knowledge of state statutes, local ordinances and departmental regulations governing search and seizure of property, arrest, and admissibility of evidence;
- Knowledge of the geography of the Metropolitan area and its road network;
- Knowledge of current methods and procedures of law enforcement;
- Knowledge of first aid principles and skill in their application;
- Skill in the use and care of firearms;
- Ability to comprehend and retain knowledge of various fields relative to police function, including but not limited to interrogation, criminal law, laws of arrest, search and seizure, rules of evidence and court procedures;
- Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
- Ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, impartially, and with respect for the rights of others;
- Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and to determine proper course of action under all types of stress or situations;
- Ability to write and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
- Ability to drive a car safely under all types of conditions;
- Good general intelligence and emotional stability; and
- Physical strength and agility, and freedom from serious physical defects as indicated by physical examination so as to meet high physical requirements.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE


Must meet one of the following criteria:
• Have a State of Florida Basic Law Enforcement Certificate of Compliance (active and in good standing) or a Compliance Certificate (Certified Officers from out of state); or
• Have completed Basic Law Enforcement Training and received “passing” results in all sections of the State Certification exam; or
• Have a State of Florida Corrections Cross Training Certification (must have been received within one year of closing date; or must currently be working or have worked within the past year with a law enforcement agency) if certificate was received more than one year prior to closing; and
- Must be a citizen of the United States;
- Must be at least 19 years of age (no maximum);
- Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent from an accredited state or private school recognized by the State of Florida Board of Education, or any other State meeting Florida Police Standards requirements;
- Must have a valid driver License from any state provided that a valid Florida driver license is presented to the Professional Compliance Bureau during the background process; and
- Must have Completed a course of basic recruit training approved by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) and achieved an acceptable score on the officer certification exam.