Police Officer Pre-application
NATURE OF WORK:
Performs professional law enforcement work to maintain order to protect the public, maintain law and order in the community, detect and prevent crime, direct and control traffic, and investigate and apprehend suspects involved in criminal activity. Work is performed under general supervision of Police Sergeant.
High School diploma or G.E.D. Certificate which meets state standards. College coursework preferred. Meet the age requirement in accordance with Florida State Statutes (21 yrs. of age or more preferred.). U.S. Citizen. Physical Condition must meet the standards. Meet vision requirements: One eye may be 20/100 corrected to 20/20; the other eye no more than 20/70 corrected to 20/20. Have good moral character, no felony convictions or, misdemeanor convictions involving moral character, perjury or false statements as outlined in the Florida State Statute. Must be able to meet the restrictive drug standard. Possess a valid Florida Drivers License.
Permanent status to this position requires a probationary period of twelve (12) months, during which time performance will be carefully evaluated. Permanent status will be granted only if work performance is judged to be satisfactory.
SIGNIFICANT JOB REQUIREMENTS
As a police officer, you will be required to work any hour of the day, any day of the week, and on any recognized holiday. You will be required to work in any area of the city. You will be required to maintain proficiency in the use of police equipment. You will be required to work with and for persons of differing race, sex, religious affiliations, age groups, and physical disabilities.
Please Note: Employees hired on or after September 1, 2007 are prohibited from displaying any tattoo(s) while wearing any Department uniform. (OPD Regulation RM 400-2)
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Orlando Police Department is firmly committed to equal employment opportunity and provides for equal opportunity before and during employment with the Department for all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not job related. The Department's policy of equality of opportunity applies to all levels of employment in the Department and to all job classifications. In addition, it is the responsibility of each department manager and supervisor to give the Department's non-discrimination policy full support through leadership and by personal example. In addition, it is the duty of each employee to help maintain a work environment which is conducive to and which reflects the Department's commitment to equal employment opportunity. Every effort will be made to employ and retain qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of July 26, 1990, the Orlando Police Department exercises an affirmative duty to make reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities and employees so that qualified individuals can perform the essential functions of a job.
SIGNIFICANT SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION
As part of the examination process for the position of Police Officer, it will be necessary for the applicant to complete a Physical Assessment Test (PAT), which is a 1.5 mile run in 18 minutes or less, complete at least 15 push-ups in one minute, and complete at least 25 sit-ups in one minute. Prior to taking the PAT, each applicant will be required to produce a completed PAT waiver. The waiver will be emailed only to those applicants who have been selected to take the Civil Service Exam. The applicant will be required to complete a physical examination and an EKG by a physician of their choice. The physician will complete and sign the last page of the waiver, attesting to the fact that they have reviewed the applicant's health history, performed a physical examination, conducted an EKG, effectively clearing the applicant for participation in the above described physical assessment test.
Selection by the Orlando Police Department means that you will be retained as a conditional civilian employee. This entitles you to enrollment in the Basic Law Enforcement Academy (Criminal Justice Institute - Valencia College), or if a certified officer in the State of Florida, you will be hired as a civilian employee until you successfully complete the orientation phase. Upon completion of the orientation phase, your status as a conditional employee will be concluded, and you will be hired as a probationary police officer. Failure to successfully complete the academy and orientation phase can result in immediate termination and removal of your name from further consideration for employment as a police officer.