Certified Police Officer and Non-Certified Police Trainee

  • City of Aventura
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • Jan 09, 2019

Job Description


The City is accepting applications for F/T Certified Police Officers and Non-Certified Police Trainees to establish an eligibility list for projected Police Officer/Trainee Openings and open Reserve Officer positions.

Certified means you have graduated from an accredited police academy, and possess a valid State of Florida Law Enforcement certificate on date application is submitted; if non-certified, must be able to successfully complete the Police Academy and State of Florida Police exam.


Must pass thorough background investigation, polygraph, psychological, medical and drug screen. Must successfully pass a physical agility test within the last 6 months prior to application as administered by a certified FDLE training center. Applicants must have successfully completed a swim test administered by a certified FDLE training center. Passing scores must be submitted at time of application.

  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • High School graduation/GED and 3 years Military Service or college degree (AA/AS).
  • Valid Florida driver's license w/no record of DUI, suspension or revocation in any state.
  • US Citizen
  • Good physical condition
  • Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and courtesy in dealing with a variety of people
  • Must be able to read and write the English language.
  • Ability to use mobile or hand-held radio & related communication equipment.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment
  • Ability to maintain objectivity in making decisions
  • Good moral character without felony conviction, or misdemeanor, conviction for perjury or false statement.
  • Applicants that reside within Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe or Palm Beach counties must pass a full physical agility test (modified agility test not accepted) and swim test prior to application. Swim test is waived for a lateral if the candidate has taken and passed a swim test at least once in their career. Applicants who reside outside of the aforementioned counties must pass a full physical agility test and swim test as part of the second phase of their background investigation. Out of State applicants must submit written statement indicating an acknowledgement of requirements for physical agility and swim test when uploading the required documents with application.

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