Certified Police Officer - South Miami, FL

July 8, 2019

South Miami,FL

Certified Police Officer



General police functions in the prevention of crime, protection of life and property, and apprehension of criminal offenders through the enforcement of laws and ordinances, and the maintenance of community order through the performance of numerous human services as well as providing general information and assistance to the public. 


General and specific assignments  are received as to beats or details and work is normally performed under supervision, as required, with some latitude for the use of independent  judgment in the selection of work methods and procedures, subject to close review for compliance with departmental  standards and objectives through reports, personal inspections, and discussion.


  • Patrols and prevents crime, answers a wide variety of calls, responds to complaints, and arrests those engaged in any violation of a criminal law or ordinance.
  • Maintains community order by responding to calls and situations which may escalate from minor disputes (social crises or personal problems ) to community disorders and resolves these, insofar as possible, through application of personal skills or through referral to appropriate social agencies.
  • Enforces traffic laws and investigates traffic accidents.
  • Directs traffic.
  • Answers questions asked by the public and gives directions.
  • Issues summonses and warnings and serves subpoenas and warrants.
  • Assists in controlling crowds.
  • Testifies in court, and prepares reports.
  • Performs duties and assignments in coordination with the investigation division.
  • Utilizes firearms, communications equipment, electronic detectors, audio visual equipment and similar devices.
  • Works at the complaint desk, screening requests for services, answering telephones and performing various clerical and administrative tasks as required.
  • Oversees custody, care, and control of prisoners. Explains laws, ordinances and general information to citizens.
  • Conducts investigations at the scene of a crime or accident.
  • Issues citations and makes arrests and participates in crime control duties.
  • Transports and receives property, evidence, and prisoners.
  • Advises and counsels elderly and indigent persons.
  • Maintains surveillance of known criminals or persons suspected of criminal activities.
  • Locates witnesses, interrogates suspects and prepares cases against suspects. 
  • Investigates cases of juvenile delinquency and submits reports to juvenile court.
  • Assists in the supervision of juveniles held in custody.
  • Coordinates and functions with other operational units and serves as a part of such units when assigned.
  • Performs other duties as required by Supervisor.


  • Minimum 21 years of age.
  • Must be a High School graduate or GED.
  • Must be a Certified Police Officer.
  • Must have a Valid Florida Driver's License and Driving/Traffic History: Police Officer applicants, and any other position which may require operating a City vehicle, must possess a valid Florida Driver's License along with the appropriate endorsement, class, rating, etc. Out of state applicants must be able to possess a valid Florida Driver's License upon hire date. Additionally, an unfavorable driving history may be grounds for disqualification. Including but not limited to: History of suspended and/or revoked driver's license (not insurance or toll related); automobile accidents and any other traffic related violations. The applicant must demonstrate a good and safety oriented driving history.

Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
September 1, 2019

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.