Police Officer Trainee

ID# 001663

Naples, FL 34102
United States

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From $48,262 To $48,262
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Job Description
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: City of Naples Police Department Police Officer Trainee(s) is hired into a non-sworn status, in order to complete the State of Florida Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program, pass the State of Florida Law Enforcement Certification Exam, and complete all Naples Police Department pre-deployment training. Upon successful completion of the Basic Recruit Training Program, the Law Enforcement Certification Exam, and all Naples Police Department pre-deployment training, Police Officer Trainee(s) will be eligible for promotion to (Sworn) Police Officer status.

This is general duty police work General duty police work responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances, prevention, detection and investigation of crime, maintenance of law and order and other duties associated with the protection of life, property and public safety. Law enforcement officers perform duties in accordance with Florida State Statutes, City of Naples policy & procedures and departmental policies & procedures. Position performs essential functions as outlined in the official position description and applicable to assigned functional area. Performs related work as required. Persons hired into this position will be expected to work on rotating shifts, including holidays and special events, as assigned or needed.

  • A $5,000 signing bonus that will be paid in two (2) installments as outlined below:
    • $2,500 on newly hired Police Officer Trainee’s first paycheck.
    • $2,500 after successful completion of the basic recruit training program.
  • Up to $2,500 reimbursement for moving expenses to individuals that currently reside 100 or more miles from Naples.
PLEASE NOTE: Signing bonus, reimbursement of moving expenses, and any costs incurred by the Department associated with the basic recruit training program must be repaid if voluntary separation from the City of Naples occurs within the first twenty-four (24) months of employment.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills


  1. Data Utilization: Requires the ability to comprehend and apply procedures, standards, crime data, and related trends to guide decision making. Includes the ability to utilize the data received to complete detailed reports and action plans.
  2. Human Interaction: Requires the ability to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives and to resolve conflict. Includes the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels and requires the ability to function in a group setting.
  3. Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and rapid adjustments.
  4. Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, design, and/or advisory data and information.
  5. Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; calculate decimals and percentages.
  6. Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.
  7. Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Non-certified/Police Trainee Applicants (seeking Agency sponsorship or currently enrolled in a police academy) must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must be a United States citizen.
  2. Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
  3. Must be a high school graduate or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma.
  4. Must possess an associate degree (or completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours) from an accredited college/university with a minimum 2.0 GPA, or: two or more years active-duty military service with an Honorable Discharge.
  5. Prior to selection, the candidate must provide proof of a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) for Law Enforcement Officers.
  6. Must currently possess, or be eligible to obtain, a Florida Driver’s license and have received no more than three (3) traffic citations during any twelve (12) month period within the past five (5) years. No single suspension of driver’s license within the past two (2) years and no more than two (2) suspensions in the past five (5) years. Any of the following convictions or admissions may be grounds for disqualification from the hiring process:
    • Driving under the influence (DUI/DWI).
    • Leaving the scene of an accident (with or without injury).
    • Failure to report an accident involving injuries.
    • Failure to render aide at an accident.
    • Vehicular homicide.
    • Fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement.
    • Reckless driving.
    • A history of “at fault” accidents.
    • Any failure to disclose any driver’s license information without reasonable explanation.
  7. Must not have been convicted of any felony; any misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement; or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads nolo contendere to or is found guilty of any felony or misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, is not eligible for employment pursuant to Florida State Statute 943.13.
  8. Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor in the past five (5) years.
  9. Must not have used any Marijuana or THC derivative within one (1) year of the date application submitted.
  10. No abuse of any prescription drug within three (3) years of the date application submitted.
  11. No use of more than one cycle of steroids or human growth hormone, without a prescription, during within a five-year (5) period from the date application submitted.
  12. Other than marijuana, no past illegal use of a Schedule I or Schedule II drug as defined by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, used in an illicit or recreational manner.
  13. Any or disclosure related to the unlawful sale or distribution of any prescription medication or illegal narcotics, as defined by Florida State Statutes, for profit is grounds for disqualification from the hiring process.
  14. Must pass a comprehensive background investigation, including a Comprehensive Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA).
  15. Must pass a pre-employment psychological screening, medical examination, and drug testing.
  16. Must not have any tattoo on an applicant, including those not readily visible, indicating membership in a criminal gang or hate, racist, or subversive organization, or any symbol, including those not readily visible, that can be commonly associated with a criminal gang or hate, racist, or subversive organization.
  17. Must not have any visible tattoo(s) on the head, face, neck, scalp, or hand; or any tattoo(s) that can be deemed reasonably offensive or morally objectionable, including but not limited to, racially oriented, drug related, or sexually explicit words, pictures or symbols.
Applications submitted that do not include all documents listed below WILL NOT be processed.
  1. Birth certificate.
  2. High school diploma or acceptable equivalency certificate (G.E.D transcript of test results required).
  3. College transcript indicating an associate degree (or completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours) from an accredited college/university with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  4. Social security card (showing current name).
  5. Driver’s license (showing current name/address).
  6. Test results of the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test for Law Enforcement (CJBAT-LE).
  7. Complete lifetime driving abstract from any state where you have received a driver’s license.
  8. DD 214, reflecting character of service and Veteran’s Preference Certification FDVA form VP-1.
  9. All legal documents indicating all name changes, including, but not limited to
    • Marriage license.
    • Divorce decree.
    • Court documents indicating name change.
The City of Naples is a Tobacco-Free Workplace. Applicants for the City of Naples must not have been a user of tobacco products for at least six (6) months immediately preceding an application for employment; and, if hired, must maintain non-use of tobacco products for the duration of employment with the City of Naples. Tobacco is defined as any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, nicotine dispensing device, other types of smoking product, smokeless tobacco including dip, chew or snuff.

The testing process will include a written examination and oral interview. Selected qualified applicants will be scheduled for a written examination after the application closing date. Upon receiving a passing score on the written examination, candidates may be scheduled for an oral interview.
Supplemental information
ADA COMPLIANCE: Physical Ability: Tasks may involve the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavy objects and materials (up to 150 pounds). Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability. Environmental Factors: Tasks may risk exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife, violence, disease, pathogenic substances and/or toxic/poisonous agents.
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