Nature Of Work
Examples of Duties
When assigned to uniform districts: initiates preliminary investigation of incidents requiring police action preserves the crime scene renders first aid interrogates subjects and witnesses searches for and arrests offenders records all relevant facts appears in court inspects every area of assigned beat as often as possible, giving particular attention to crime hazard areas applies knowledge of departmental policies, rules and regulations and standard operating procedures to situations which occur promptly takes appropriate action against all persons who are seen violating the law assists persons who are lost, senile or mentally deficient and makes proper dispositions takes lost, stolen or abandoned property into custody and makes disposition of same enforces traffic laws and conducts accident investigations patrols assigned area to eliminate the opportunity for crime to occur responds to and attempts to settle domestic disturbances or refers individuals involved to appropriate social agency advises citizens on protection of self and property maintains an awareness of active felons in assigned area, their whereabouts and methods of operation.
When assigned as a field instructor in the districts: trains recruits in duties of police officers as assigned evaluates and makes recommendations to squad sergeant regarding recruits progress and suitability for work accompanies recruits to court and gives advice relative to court presentation reviews reports and recommends improvements if needed insures that recruit is aware of any changes in laws, rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures recommends end of training period when recruit is considered ready.
When assigned to the selective enforcement unit: participates in crowd and traffic control at major events assists vice control section in investigation and enforcement activities utilizes informants in latent investigations participates in stakeouts and surveillance of burglary and robbery targets in high crime areas conducts prostitution, gambling and other criminal investigations as required performs business license application investigations assists in processing special event permit applications processes and investigates requests by alcoholic establishments to employ extra duty officers works in conjunction with federal, state and other local agencies to coordinate joint police activities protects political candidates and other dignitaries.
When assigned to marine patrol: enforces navigable water laws within the city limits makes safety checks for required equipment on all vessels maintains police boat and all equipment used aids disabled vessels and passengers patrols all boat races and sailing regattas.
When assigned to the information desk: assists the public by given general information verifies ownership of impounded vehicles and gives authorization for release checks impounded vehicles in the computer for stolen notices maintains records, makes copies and distributes as necessary.
Performs work related to the purposes of the Department as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
– Possession of an associate’s degree or completion of 2 years of college coursework from an accredited college or university (60-semester or 90-quarter hours) – OR –
– High-school diploma and three (3) years of prior law enforcement or corrections experience at a department of medium-to-large size – OR –
– High-school diploma and three (3) years of full-time, active military experience – OR –
– High-school diploma and five (5) years of experience as a member of the Tampa Police Department Reserve Force – OR –
- An equivalent combination of college education, related work experience, or TPD Reserve Force experience.
Licenses or Certifications
Possession of a valid Florida drivers license required.
- SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: – Must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 21 years of age. – Must satisfactorily pass a medical examination including a drug screen.