Police Officer

Website Lee County Port Authority

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) & Page Field (FMY)

If you’re looking for a challenging opportunity, consider serving with the Lee County Port Authority Police Department.  Our valued team members interact with people from all over the country and world.  As a police officer, you will receive the highest level of training available.  You will be part of a team that secures and protects one of the regions most valuable assets.  If you believe that all people should be treated with empathy and compassion, and it is a privilege to serve the public, your vision aligns with ours and we invite you to apply.  You must apply online at: https://www.flylcpa.com/lcpajobs/

As you prepare to submit your on-line employment application for police officer with the Lee County Port Authority, please ensure that you have read all of the information provided in the position announcement.

The supplemental questions are an integral part of the application process and must be completed together with the formal on-line employment application in order for you to be considered as an applicant. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Professional and highly responsible certified sworn staff position. Perform all necessary safety, security and related duties inherent in the protection of Port Authority property, facilities, personnel and the general public. Primary duties include: activities relating to prevention of trespass, theft, and other criminal activity; investigation of both vehicle crashes and personal injuries; as well as, the monitoring and subsequent enforcement of established safety and security practices, policies and procedures to include applicable federal and Florida statutes, regulations and county ordinances. Must take appropriate law enforcement action; interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies, procedures and precedents firmly, courteously, tactfully and impartially to achieve successful results in support of the Lee County Port Authority Police Department’s mission, goals, and objectives. A police officer is responsible to their shift sergeant.

General Description

Serve as a uniformed law enforcement representative of the Port Authority, performing all duties commensurate to this responsibility. Prevents crime by explaining and enforcing applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; teaching preventive, protective and defensive tactics; mediating disputes; patrolling assigned area; responding to notices of disturbances; conducting searches; observing suspicious activities; detaining suspects. Maintains safe traffic conditions by monitoring and directing traffic; enforcing laws and ordinances; investigating accidents; providing escort; reporting unsafe areas and facilities. Minimizes personal injury by rescuing and reviving victims; radioing for medical assistance. Administers first aid as required.

Performs both preventive foot and vehicle patrols of Port Authority facilities and grounds. Documents observations and actions by radioing information; completing reports. Apprehends suspects by responding to complaints and calls for help; making arrests. Conducts criminal investigations by gathering evidence; interviewing victims and witnesses; interrogating suspects. Reports observations and actions by testifying in court. Maintains operations by following department policies and procedures; recommending changes. Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Thorough knowledge of the codes and laws of the State of Florida, as applicable to the situation. Strong abilities in decision making, legal compliance, handles pressure, deal with uncertainty, lifting, physical fitness, judgment, objectivity, dependability, emotional control and integrity. Ability to act with a high degree of independence in performance of required duties. Must possess exceptional customer service skills.

Training and Experience: High school diploma / GED required and Florida law enforcement certified or currently enrolled in a basic police recruit academy or crossover. Must be at least 19 years of age and a citizen of the United States. Must be able to successfully pass a physical exam, polygraph exam, and a psychological assessment prior to employment. Must be able to complete Field Training Officer process within first year of employment. Must possess a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. Must successfully pass a written examination, an oral examination, a drug screening and a background investigation. Must be of good moral character. Must not have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor, involving perjury or false statement, nor have received a dishonorable or undesirable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States. Valid Florida driver’s license is required upon employment.

Ability to: Learn county regulations, FAA rules and regulations, applicable LCPA policies and procedures, Collective Bargaining Agreements, and other regulatory documents as required to complete tasks and assignments.
Learn the geography and jurisdiction of the airport and surrounding areas, including RSW and Paige Field.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Read and write comprehensive reports.
Perform under stressful situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and professionally.
Analyze a situation, maintain composure, and make effective and reasonable decisions.
Operate motor vehicles and demonstrate “performance” driving techniques.
Obtain and record information through interviews, interrogation, and observation.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, support staff, staff from other departments and other local, state, and federal government agencies.
Effect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdue resisting suspects using maneuvers, weapons, and resort to the use of hands/feet and other approved weapons in self defense.
Assist in lifting and/or moving heavy objects or persons in the course of rescue or law enforcement activities.
React quickly and calmly under dangerous and/or emergency conditions.
Convey a sense of authority and influence.
Adapt to performing under frequent deadlines, reprioritization of tasks and assignments, and in response to emergencies.
Apply sound judgment and interpretation based on acquired knowledge in circumstances where limited standardization exists.
Utilize computer technology for analysis and research.
Effectively and discreetly handle confidential material.
Exercise judgment and make decisions in accordance with established laws, regulations, ordinances, departmental policies and procedures.
Work Environment / Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Tasks are performed inside and outside, subject to all weather conditions and uneven terrain, and risk of exposure to toxic agents/chemicals, pathogens, and smoke.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position involves very heavy physical demands. Police work requires exerting in excess of 150 lbs. of force occasionally, which may include wearing body armor, equipment and/or SCBA, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Tasks involve frequent walking, standing, bending, climbing, stooping, unassisted lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavy objects over 50 pounds and occasionally heavier objects as required to perform duties of the job.

Requires excellent eye/hand/foot coordination for operating standard and specialized public safety equipment. Requires the ability to speak, hear (perceive sound) and/or signal people to convey and exchange information; differentiate between colors or shades of color and smells; read a variety of materials, at times complex; apply principles of rational problem-solving; record and deliver information, explain procedures, issue and follow oral and written instructions; and communicate effectively and efficiently in Standard English.

Important Notice:  A complete background investigation will be conducted that will include a psychological profile.  All offers of employment will be conditioned on a medical examination and inquiry, including a psychological profile, polygraph and drug/alcohol screening test.


To apply for this job email your details to ldrhoad@flylcpa.com

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