Police Officer

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Police Officer

The New Port Richey Police Department is currently recruiting qualified individuals to join our team of Police professionals.  If you are interested in a career with an established Department, please print out a Police application.  Completed applications can be submitted in person to the Human Resources Department located at 5919 Main Street, New Port Richey, Fl 34652. EOE/DFWP

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to acquire thorough knowledge of City laws and ordinance, State statutes, geography, departmental policies, regulations and procedures, first-aid methods, and the use and care of firearms, intermediate weapons, empty hand control tactics and motor vehicles. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, and general public. Ability to learn a wide variety of police duties and methods within a reasonable training period.

TRAINING, CERTIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE:
High School Diploma or GED Certificate.  Currently certified as a Florida Law Enforcement Officer. Florida Driver’s License required. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum age of 20 and must be a citizen of the United States. Possession of a valid Driver’s License and upon employment the ability to possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s License is required. In good physical and mental health as determined by licensed physicians designated by the City. Vision requirements of 20/100 uncorrected in each eye, correctable to 20/30 in each eye must be met. Must have no felony convictions and have no misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, a false statement, or moral turpitude. Military personnel must have an honorable discharge and supply form DD-214, DD-256 or NGB22 where applicable. Must successfully complete the application, testing, and background processes, and be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation.  Every New Port Richey employee is required to fill out a Disaster Response Survey and is subject to being required to report to work during a declared disaster.

SALARY: 

Starting salary is $41,062.32 per year.