MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Certified Police
Officers must be a State of Florida Certified Police Officer or have
a State of Florida Proof of Comparative Compliance. All others are
considered Non-certified. Any applicant that fails any portion of
the hiring process, once placed on the Civil Service register, is
prohibited from re-applying for a period of one year.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Responds to emergency or high-risk situations; participates in
criminal and other investigations. Performs general law enforcement
duties, including patrolling assigned areas, checking property for
security, maintaining order and public safety, responding to traffic
accidents/incidents and issuing citations, serving injunctions and
other legal papers, apprehending and arresting suspects, questioning
suspects, interviewing witnesses and victims, assisting crime and
accident victims, investigating alarms, processing crime scenes and
collecting evidence, taking statements, etc.
Participates in criminal / traffic investigations.
Participates in special teams, programs and projects as assigned.
Reports all conditions which may affect community safety, including
pedestrian and traffic obstacles, hazardous conditions, traffic
light problems, etc.
Performs various public service duties, including directing traffic
at school crossings and during special events, providing police
escort, assisting stranded motorists, providing security at City
events, providing traffic control, etc.
Provides court testimony as required.
Receives and responds to citizen inquiries, complaints and requests
for assistance; refers public to persons or agencies which can
provide further assistance as required.
Promotes crime prevention and safety theories and practices that can
be implemented in communities to deter criminal activity. Plans
and/or participates in safety / educational programs and
presentations at local businesses, schools, community meetings and
Promotes favorable public relations and police/community relations
through personal contact with community residents, civic
organizations, community/government agencies, social agencies,
schools and representatives of business/industry.
Assists with new officer training as assigned.
Maintains assigned vehicles and equipment.
Works under stressful, high-risk conditions.
Remains abreast of all federal and state laws, and ordinances of the
city of Miramar.
Attends required training and continuing education classes.
Rotates to various positions, which may include but are not limited
to Detective, Training Officer, DARE Officer, Community Police
Officer, Crime Prevention / Community Programs Officer, K-9 Handler.
Completes duties unique to these positions as assigned and as
Prepares and submits various records and reports including
incident/accident reports, citations, work orders, daily activity
sheets, observation reports, various other logs, reports, memos,
Operates a police vehicle, bicycle and/or motorcycle; operates
police radar, firearms, chemical and impact weapons, restraining
devices, two-way radio, camera, and other police-issued equipment,
as well as a variety of other equipment including a computer,
typewriter, copier, telephone, calculator, etc. Exercises care and
safety in the use of equipment required to complete assigned tasks.
Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such
as the immediate supervisor, Police Chief, other department
supervisors and employees, other City personnel, court personnel,
attorneys, other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies,
emergency response personnel, medical personnel, community leaders
and organizations, suspects, victims, witnesses, and the general