ADA Compliance
The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing accessibility to all and provides for handicapped accessible parking in the city. For a map of accessible parking locations, Click Here To notify the city regarding accessibility concerns contact: Will Franke, Building Official, Phn: 904.825.1065, Fax: 904.209.4335, Email: wfranke@citystaug.com; or Todd Grant, Public Works Deputy Director, Phn: 904.825.1040, Fax: 904.209.4286, Email: tgrant@citystaug.com. You may also write either of these contacts at City of St. Augustine, P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.

Consumer Confidence Report
The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing clean and safe drinking water. For the previous year's sampling results please click here. To notify the city regarding water treatment concerns contact: Patrick Timoney, Water Treatment Plant Supervisor, Phn: 904.825.1044, Fax: 904.823-2280, Email: ptimoney@citystaug.com; or woperators@citystaug.com, or write the City of St. Augustine, P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.

The St. Augustine Police Department

Police Officer Candidate Requirements

and Communications Operator

Police Officers

The St. Augustine Police Department offers many opportunities for a long and fulfilling career in law enforcement.  As a patrol officer you would be expected to respond to calls in order to handle problems, complete written reports and required forms, traffic enforcement and traffic crash investigations, provide information, assistance and counseling to the public, conduct neighborhood surveys in response to community policing efforts, testify in court to provide information cases, identifies, collects and preserves evidence, preserves crime scenes and perform other job related activities.  After the prerequisite experience as a patrol officer has been fulfilled, officers are eligible to apply for transfer to other law enforcement specialties with the department.

These units may include, but are not limited to:

  • Patrol
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Drug and Vice Enforcement
  • Special Response Team
  • Crisis Negotiations Team
  • Crime Prevention/Public Information
  • Bicycle Unit
  • Marine Unit
  • Flagler College Unit

Benefits

  • Excellent salary ($37,732.92)
  • Uniforms, duty weapon and other necessary equipment
  • Take-home car when living within the city limits
  • 11 Paid holidays per year
  • College tuition reimbursement program
  • Medical, dental and life insurance
  • Paid retirement
  • Deferred compensation option
  • Bereavement leave
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Military leave

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree is preferred, plus a Florida Police Standards Council Certificate.  A combination of education and experience may be considered.  Candidates must be 19 years of age, posses a valid Florida drivers license, successfully complete psychological and polygraph tests.  Further, the candidate will be fingerprinted, receive a driver's license record and background check and must have a telephone at home.  Also, the candidate must be able to move 150 pound objects up to 100 feet during an emergency and must be able to climb obstructions and crawl under obstructions when necessary.

Communications Operator

Highly responsible work receiving and disseminating all police calls for service via the 911 system and two-way radio.  Receives complaints, calls for help, reports of death, injuries and accidents and dispatches the proper unit(s) to respond.  Operates radio console for police and use computer aided dispatch, criminal justice computer, E911 Public Safety Answering Point and administrative telephones.  Ability to learn ten-codes and signals, to speak clearly with a well-modulated voice.  Use of proper grammar is required.  Ability to maintain poise, to think clearly, to remain calm and to respond to emergencies under stressful conditions.  Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers and citizens is required.  Subject to emergency call-out during off-duty hours and weekends as required.

Benefits

  • Competitive Starting Salary ($30,728.51)
  • College tuition reimbursement program
  • Medical, dental and life insurance
  • Retirement
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Deferred compensation option
  • Bereavement leave
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Military leave

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent diploma required plus one year of clerical experience.  A combination of education and experience may be considered.  Must pass a 20 WPM typing skills test.  Work is performed on a rotating shift basis including weekends and holidays.  Must have a telephone.

For available/open positions, please go to City Employment.

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