WINTER HAVEN POLICE DEPARTMENT
125 N. LAKE SILVER DRIVE NW
WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA 33881
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Updated: June 21, 2022
Job Classification: Correctional Crossover to Police Officer
*****************************PREAPPROVED TESTING PROCESS - BY INVITATION ONLY****************************************
**NO VIRTUAL TESTING** Invited Candidates MUST travel to a NTN Testing Facility and must have received a Voucher Code from a Winter Haven Police Department representative in order to register for an exam.
Winter Haven Police Department is currently hiring for Correctional Crossover to Police Officer. All candidates must be invited to complete the FrontLine National exam as well as the Physical Ability Test (PAT) through National Testing Network.
All candidates must also complete the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) and the Public Safety Self Assessment (PSSA) located in your candidate profile on NTN.
All candidates must also complete a department application located here.
Salary: Starting salary is $21.90 per hour with benefits after completion of Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Correctional Officer Cross-Over Training to the Florida Law Enforcement Academy; a passing score on the CJSTC state law enforcement examination, and a multi-week Field Training Program during which time the successful candidate will be paid $18.02 per hour with benefits.
Benefits: Additional benefits that include an annual Step for Performance Pay Plan benefit, 12 vacation days, 12 sick days, and 11 paid holidays per year; co-sponsored medical, dental, and life insurance plan participation; co-sponsored pension plan and Social Secruity coverage, and continuing education and training opportunities, with tuition assistance programs. A "take home" police vehicle option is also offered based upon availability and funding.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Performs professional law enforcement work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Operates a police vehicle to patrol designated areas to preserve law and order; to prevent and detect the commission of crimes; to enforce criminal and traffic laws and to provide general assistance to the public. Operates a police radio to maintain communications with headquarters and supervisor. Responds to calls and complains of incidents involving traffic accidents, criminal activities or violations, including misdemeanors, felonies and other accidents or disasters. Secures the scene of the incident to restore peace, protect evidence, property and assist injured persons. Administers first aid; calls for medical assistance; interviews complaints and witnesses; takes detailed statements from witnesses and suspects; issues summonses when appropriate. Completes and prepares detailed reports; serve warrants; make arrests; transports suspects to detention facility; testifies as a witness in court proceedings as needed. Conducts routine follow-up investigations of assigned cases; conducts stakeouts and surveillance of designated locations. Issues traffic summonses, warnings, parking citations and vehicle defect correction notices. Directs traffic at special events and congested intersections as needed; escorts funeral processions and other official escorts as assigned. Demonstrates proficiency in the use and care of firearms; meets minimum requirements set by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. May serve as a field training officer for new police officers. Performs other related law enforcement duties as assigned by supervisor. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive listing of essential job functions; the performance of other essential functions may be required.
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