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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR POLICE OFFICER APPLICANTSThe Hallandale Beach Police Department is a fully accredited, proactive law enforcement agency which is dedicated to the concept of community policing. We partner with our community and businesses to provide a safe, clean environment to instill confidence in our citizens, thereby promoting growth and community advancement. We envision Hallandale Beach as a modern, cohesive community offering the highest quality of life; and as such, Hallandale Beach employs the best qualified applicants.
During the examination process, emphasis is placed on a candidate's CHARACTER. Indications of your honesty and integrity begin with the submission of your application. All information provided on your application, and all other forms submitted for processing, must be true, accurate, and without omission, as well as in all other stages of the testing process. This is a critical component of the process in determining if the "Moral Character" of a candidate is appropriate for employment as a Police Officer. We will verify the information through various sources, including an intensive background investigation and a comprehensive polygraph examination.
THE POSITION: This is a highly responsible position within the City of Hallandale Beach that involves networking with the community and the protection of life and property. Our mission is accomplished through neighborhood patrol, criminal investigation, community policing, and enforcement of the laws of the State of Florida and the Ordinances of the City of Hallandale Beach.
Police officers begin their careers at Hallandale Beach on Road Patrol. Officers are assigned an area of responsibility where they answer calls for service and proactively address concerns for the safety and well being of the citizens. After demonstrating proficiency and the desire to do so, officers can pursue more specialized areas of police work; including assignment to our Detective Bureau, Community Involvement Unit, Traffic Unit, K-9 Unit, Training Unit, and Strategic Enforcement Team. Additionally, officers can volunteer to participate with our Special Weapons and Tactics team, Honor Guard, Marine Patrol, Field Force, and Crisis Negotiation team. Hallandale Beach Police Department offers ample opportunity for personal growth and career advancement and development.
Average workweek is forty (40) hours with overtime or compensatory time off (at time-and-one-half) for hours in excess of forty (40) hours in a standard workweek.
All uniforms and required equipment are furnished by the department (with the exception of footwear). After one (1) year, officers can request their uniform allotment be used for other equipment such as footwear. Officers also receive $30 per month to be used towards maintaining issued clothing.
BENEFITS:Retirement Police Officers are eligible for normal retirement after twenty-five (25) years of service computed at three (3%) percent per year up to a maximum of 75%. The retirement plan is supported by the City and is contributory on the part of the employee. Additionally, employees can contribute up to 3% of their salary to be matched by the city into a 401(a) Defined Contribution account.
Vacation – 192 hours annually for years 1-7. Vacation hours increase incrementally thereafter.
Sick – 8 hours accrued monthly. There is also sick leave buy back (up to 48 hours annually)
17 days of paid military leave.
Military Preference Given.
Comprehensive group health, vision and dental plan.
Education and Salary Incentives.
Civil-Service College Loan Forgiveness Program.
Tuition Reimbursement Program - After one (1) year of service with the City, a Police Officer may participate in the Tuition Refund program for up to 100% of state tuition for job-related* college course work (based on grades). *includes other city jobs
Other Benefits include:
Take Home Vehicle Program.
Union representation. (Police Benevolent Association)
Excellent promotional opportunities.
In House Fitness Center.
No state or local income taxes.
Equal opportunity employer.
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