Employment Opportunity

Public Safety Aide I

Lakeland Police Department, Lakeland, Florida

Salary: $28,329.60 - $43,950.40 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

This position will close after receipt of the first 75 qualified applications.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Completes detailed written and computer generated reports.
  • Completes faulty equipment checks.
  • Checks on abandoned vehicles and conducts request patrols such as vacation house checks.
  • Provides traffic assistance and assists with funeral escorts.
  • Records and process found property.
  • Investigates animal complaints and violations of City Ordinances.
  • Assists with preliminary crime scene investigations.
  • Processes minor crime scenes, collects evidence.
  • Monitors public security cameras.
  • Handles phone-in and walk-in complaints at the Station Duty Desk.
  • Greets the public and conducts other administrative duties associated with the Station Duty Officer.
  • Performs various other law enforcement duties of a non-emergency nature as designated by the Shift Commander and/or Supervisor.
  • May be assigned to assist in processing major crime scenes
  • May be given specialized assignments at the direction of the Chief of Police (e.g., investigate missing persons).
  • Performs related work as required.


  • High school diploma from an accredited school or its equivalent.
  • Must be able to complete the Public Safety Aide training program.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies necessary for success in the target position.
  • Must possess a valid state of Florida Class E driver's license and have a good driving record as determined by the City of Lakeland.
  • Must maintain a valid telephone number.
  • May be required to work overtime, or alternate hours, as necessary for the efficient operation of the department.
  • Position may be designated as Mission Critical by Department Director.
  • Preference will be given in the hiring process of those applicants having completed the State of Florida Police Standards.
Supplemental Information:
  • Ability to learn the practices, laws, ordinances, and policies governing law enforcement; city government and departmental operations; and geographic locations within the City.
  • Physical ability, strength and flexibility sufficient to perform the essential job functions.
  • Ability to ambulate independently; to walk, to run, climb stairs, stand; sit and operate a vehicle for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to withstand working outside in all extreme weather conditions.
  • Visual ability and the possession of depth perception sufficient to operate a police vehicle during the day and at night.
  • Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate effectively with other individuals in person, over the telephone and over the radio.
  • Ability to read and write legibly and have typing skills sufficient to operate a lap-top computer.
  • Ability to work independently under stressful conditions and remain calm and responsive in emergency situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees, supervisors and staff members; and interact courteously with the public.
  • Work involves routine keyboard operations, walking, standing for extensive periods of time, running, climbing stairs, operating a vehicle for extensive periods of time and extracting injured victims at emergency scenes.
  • The job risks exposure to extreme hot/cold temperatures, diverse weather conditions, heights, dusts, pollens and traffic.
  • The job requires normal visual acuity, and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.

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Posted: March 13, 2017

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