Reserve Police Officer
City of St. Cloud, FL - City of Saint Cloud, FL

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This position provides all required police work in law and ordinance enforcement. The individual in this position is supervised by a Sergeant or Captain who provides direction, on-the-job training and regular performance evaluations.

Major Duties:

Essential Functions:
Patrols an assigned area on foot, bicycle or in a vehicle, either alone or with another officer.

Checks doors and windows of business establishments; in case of after-hours open windows or doors, notifies dispatch to notify owner or occupant to secure the building; may check the building for possible illegal activity.

Investigates unusual gatherings of people for possible illegal activity.
Enforces vehicle parking and traffic operations laws; issues citations for illegal activity.

Watches for and makes investigations of wanted and missing persons and property.

Investigates crimes, missing persons and accidents; investigates person suspected of illegal activity; interviews persons involved in such activity; makes reports of findings.

Searches for and preserves evidence at crime scene.

Delivers and serves warrants.

Assists pedestrians at hazardous street crossings; enforces pedestrians' compliance with safety laws.

Directs traffic at special events or in crowded traffic conditions, including during the malfunction of traffic control devices.

Arrests person suspected of illegal activity; subdues persons as required; escorts prisoners to the police station; books them upon arrival.

Testifies and presents evidence in court.

Handles domestic violence and dispute situations; attempts to prevent injury or death; mediates conflicts and attempts to refer individuals for conflict resolution.

Provides first aid to persons as necessary.

Responds to citizen requests; performs community relations and education programs including crime prevention activity.

Performs reoccurring and minor vehicle maintenance; cleans vehicle on a periodic basis or as needed.

Works overtime as required based on need.

Assumes additional responsibilities as required including training, recruiting, hostage negotiation, school liaison, escorts mental patients to the hospital, assists other departments and agencies as needed such as animal control, EMS, and fire.

Transports prisoners to the County Jail.

Trains other officers in learned specializations and/or techniques, including instructions in the safe use of firearms.

Assumes supervisory responsibility over other officers when a supervisor must be absent, or in specialized situations.

Completes all required reports; reports events or conditions that might require policy review.

Maintains all equipment issued for use.

Acts as Field Training Officer for recruits when assigned.

Performs crowd control to include parade and riot work.

Takes custody of lost and found property.

Operates laptop computer and uses applicable software

Provides information and direction to the public.

Conducts investigations for missing persons or property.

Acts as mediator in civil situations.

Provides security for City officials and for transport of funds to financial institutions.

Maintains positive relationships with the community members to gather information on potential crime.

Performs traffic enforcement.

Performs other duties as required.

See appendix for lateral rotational duties.

Minimum Requirements:

Graduation from high school or completion of the GED

Minimum 19 years of age

Completion of minimum standard training courses as set by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission

One-year experience (probationary period) required to become fully qualified

Maintenance of a current/valid State of Florida Driver License which meets requirements outlined in the City's Personnel Rules and Regulations Manual as well as any requirements by the City's insurance carrier (at no additional cost, or risk), and determined by the City to be an acceptable driving record history.


Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to remain stationary and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to move; reach with hands and arms and communicate. The employee is occasionally required to remain stationary; ascend or balance; position self to crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Language Ability:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.