Job Functions & Requirements

Essential Job Functions

  • Enforces the laws and ordinances of the City and all other pertinent laws.
  • Patrols an assigned area during a specific period on foot or in motorized police equipment.
  • Checks doors and windows, and examines premises of unoccupied buildings or residences in order to detect any suspicious conditions.
  • Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints and makes arrests of persons who violate laws and ordinances.
  • Accompanies prisoners to headquarters, jail or court and appears in court as arresting officer.
  • Testifies in court as required.
  • Directs traffic and either arrests or issues citations to those who break traffic laws.
  • Checks automobile parking in restricted areas and issues citations when necessary.
  • Responds to fires or accidents in assigned area as directed, gives all possible assistance, and prepares necessary reports.
  • Maintains order in crowds and attends parades, funerals and other public gatherings.
  • Searches for stolen cars and wanted or missing persons.
  • Conducts investigations and enforces City and State laws pertaining to juvenile offenders.
  • Answers criminal complaints and takes necessary corrective action.
  • Gives advice on laws, ordinances and general information to the public.
  • Prepares comprehensive reports of activities for review of superior officers.
  • Performs first aid and rescue duties.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Must provide State of Florida Law Enforcement Certificate (original required at time of application).
  2. Minimum age: 21 (original documents required at time of application).
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen (original documents required at time of application).
  4. Must have high school diploma or equivalent (original required at time of application).
  5. Must possess valid Florida driver's license, Class E or higher and meet North Miami Police Department driving standards (original license required at time of application).
  6. Must be of good moral character.
  7. Never have received a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the U.S. armed service.
  8. Must have 20/30 vision or better (corrected or uncorrected).
  9. Must qualify on the Motor Skills/Physical Abilities Test at
    Broward College, Davie, Campus, School of Criminal Justice
  10. Miami Dade College, Criminal Justice Institute, or at any FDLE approved location offering this test (Test must be completed within the last 6 months and original results required at time of application) Hearing Impaired

For job information for the hearing impaired, call TTY line 305-893-7936

Contact Police Human Resources at 305-899-2424.