TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION YOU MUST BE A "CERTIFIED" STATE OF FLORIDA POLICE OFFICER .... ACCEPTING ALL APPLICATIONS... BEFORE APPLYING FOR THIS POSTION, PLEASE ENURE THAT YOU HAVE TAKEN AND PASSED THE CJBAT (BAT), AGILITY & SWIM TESTS ...... IF YOU HAVE NOT TAKEN THESE TESTS, AND IF YOU DO NOT ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AUTOMATICALLY.
"THIS IS A NON-PAID POSITION" ..... YOU WILL NOT BE PAID A SALARY.....
The Police Reserve Officer Program, under the direction of the Chief of Police or his designee, will assist in the accomplishment of the Miramar Police Department goals and objectives by augmenting the personnel strength of the department, assist the department at special events and performing other assignments as directed by the Chief of Police or his designee. Please view the Policy and Procedures for the Police Reserve Officer Program .
Under occasional supervision, the Reserve Police Officer performs responsible law enforcement functions as assigned, including enforcing federal and state laws and local ordinances relating to public safety and welfare. Participates in special programs and projects as assigned. Reports to the Sergeant as assigned.
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS FOR RESERVE POLICE OFFICER:
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 events.
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 scheduled.
Prepares and submits various records and reports including incident/accident reports, citations, work orders, daily activity sheets, observation reports, various other logs, reports, memos, etc.
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 public.
A Reserve Police Officer applicant must pass a basic aptitude test, a physical agility test, a swimming test, a background examination, and a video assessment. Please read the Police Employment Information Packet as it contains information and requirements that must be completed prior to submitting an application.
All applicants must:
- be nineteen (19) years of age at time of application.
- be a Citizen of the United States at the time of application.
- be a high school graduate from an accredited high school or have a GED.
- have the ability to possess a valid Florida Driver's License by time of employment.
- be of good moral character.
- have no felony convictions.
- not have committed any acts of violence.
- not have been dishonorably discharged from the military.
- pass a background investigation
- pass a physical examination and drug screening
- pass a psychological screening
- possess an FDLE certificate or proof of comparative compliance (must be certified)
- complete and submit personal history questionnaire
- pass a B-PAD (Behavioral Personal Assessment Device) video assessment
- achieve a score of 80% on the C.J.B.A.T (Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test) or BAT Test.
- Retiring department personnel who are in good standing and desire to become Reserve Officers will request such status in their resignation or retirement letters. If the Chief of Polilce approves the request, a change of status notification will be forwarded to Human Resources with no further action taken.
- Former department members with a break in service from retirement or resignation date who desire to become Reserve Officers, will submit a letter to the Chief of Police indicating the request. If approved to become a Reserve Officer each applicant will undergo an updated background, psychological evaluation, medical examination, CVSA or polygraph.
If you meet the minimum requirements you will have to complete the Personal History Questionnaire packet. Please download and start working on the Police Personal History Questionnaire as soon as possible. You may be required to turn in all of your documentation within one week of submitting your application. Should you have any questions or concerns, please email Italia Thurston at: firstname.lastname@example.org.