North Port Police Department
This job requires me to be trained in law enforcement work, crime detection and prevention, and I have been given authority to maintain the peace, safety and order of the community. All police officers shall at all times take appropriate action to preserve the peace, protect life and property, prevent crime, arrest violators of the law and enforce State laws and City codes in accordance with Department regulations, policies and procedures. Job functions include meeting all standard of police officer as defined above; practicing a “problem oriented” policing philosophy; processing complaints and investigations involving the enforcement of all laws and codes and any violations thereof; demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations and to provide a high level of customer service; carrying out orders received from superior officers; submitting accurate reports depicting actual facts of an investigation as it transpired; rendering first aid to the injured as needed; prepares for and testifies in court proceedings, maintains department equipment as assigned.
During my tenure at the North Port Police Department, I have served as an Officer in Charge for several years. This required me to directly supervise up to 8 police officers in the absence of the sergeant. I would monitor their activity, check reports and handle complaints. I have also served as a Field Training Officer, Field Training Coordinator, explorer advisor, and High Liability Instructor for the department, as well as a member of the Honor Guard and the department’s recruiting. I am currently assigned to the K-9 unit as a handler.