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Police Cadet

Company: City of Largo, FL
Location: largo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Mission: Provide Superior Services that Inspire Community Pride

Vision: To be the Community of Choice in Tampa Bay

Values: Integrity, Collaboration, Passion, Creativity

Largo's commitment to a High Performance Organization (HPO) model builds a flexible and resilient organization that intentionally builds leadership capacity at all levels of the organization.

CITY OF LARGO ... Naturally A Great Place to Work!




$23.11 hourly rate

Job Summary:

* The Largo Police Department is looking to secure fully certifiable Police Cadets enrolled in a current academy.

Tentative start date for Police Cadet is September 7, 2021

The Largo Police Department is a State and Nationally Accredited Police Department. All sworn Officers, civilian staff members and volunteers in the Department are committed to providing professional service to the residents of Largo, a commitment highlighted by our Department's Mission Statement.

The City of Largo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

A Police Cadet serves as a paid, at-will employee while attending training at an approved Police Academy. The City of Largo currently utilizes the Southeastern Public Safety Institute (SEPSI), affiliated with St Petersburg College and housed within the Allstate Center. Once a Cadet successfully completes the listed Academy training and the associated Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Exam (SOCE), they are eligible to be sworn in as a Police Officer.


All employees share components of leadership, management, technical, and team skills to assist in making the City of Largo the community of choice in Tampa Bay.


* Demonstrates an understanding and reflection of the City's mission, vision, and values and a commitment to achieve organizational goals aligned with the City's strategic plan

* Champions a high performance work culture that encourages and embraces new ideas, develops individuals and welcomes and encourages diverse perspectives

* Articulates strategic and innovative thinking and provides clarity to deliver superior services

* Approaches the job with enthusiasm and curiosity to promote a solutions-oriented work culture


* Effectively manages assignments and priorities to ensure the fulfillment of projects, tasks, and responsibilities

* Follows suggested procedures to assure the highest standards of risk management, employee safety and risk avoidance


* The primary function of an employee in this classification is to receive formal training and FDLE State Certification as a Police Officer through successful completion of the SEPSI Police Academy and the associated State Examination (SOCE). By doing so the employee will transition into the Largo Police Department Field Training Program (FTO).

* All Cadets will participate in formal, structured training at a Police Academy

* The Cadet's overall performance will be reviewed and evaluated by assigned SEPSI Instructors and/or the Academy Coordinator

* Upon successful completion of the listed academy, the FDLE State Examination and approval by FDLE, the Cadet will be appointed to the classification of Police Recruit Officer

Team Skills

* Supports honest and transparent decision-making

* Collaborates with all team members in a way that builds upon ideas and takes personal accountability and ownership of projects, roles, and assignments

* Openly exhibits a positive attitude, in word and action, and encourages others to do the same

Performs related work as required.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STATUS: As a condition of employment, City of Largo employees will be required to work as directed during an undeclared and/or a declared emergency. All employees are subject to recall around the clock for emergency response operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the normal work location, and may include duties other than those specified in the official job description.

Minimum Qualifications:

Cadets must:

* be at least 19 years of age

* be a citizen of the United States

* have earned a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).

* not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or "nolo contendere" to, or is found guilty of a felony, or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an Officer, not-withstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication.

* never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the US Armed Forces.

* have documentation of processed fingerprints on file with the employing agency.

* pass a physical examination by a licensed physician, physician assistant or certified advanced registered nurse practitioner.

* have good moral character as determined by a background investigation under procedures established by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

* have at least sixty college credits, or two years of Military and/or Police experience. However, if a candidate has at least thirty college credits, they would be eligible if they are willing to complete additional course work during the aforementioned Police Academy, that will result in an additional thirty college credits. By doing so, the candidate will satisfy the listed sixty credit hour requirement upon graduation from the training program.


Work Environment: 15% Inside a climate controlled building; 85% outside which includes driving.

Physical Requirements: The essential functions of the job require; sitting approximately three (3) hours, standing approximately four (4) hours, and walking approximately three (3) hours during the course of a 10 hour shift. The job also requires frequent: bending/stooping, grasping, reaching, and lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 15 pounds, with occasional: fine manipulations, pulling/pushing, and repetitive motion. On rare occasions the work requires: climbing, crawling, kneeling, and lifting/carrying objects weighing 15 pounds or more.

Sensory Requirements: Hearing: Ability to hear alarm signals, radio transmissions, understand what others are saying in normal conversation, and detect specific noises or voices during group conversations. Speaking: Ability to communicate orally with others in person, via radio and telephone transmissions, and during formal presentations to groups. Seeing: Ability to operate a vehicle, read fine print and normal print, and observe numbers, license plates, and street signs at night.

Driving Requirements: Requires frequent driving and possession of a valid Florida Class "E" Driver's License and appropriate endorsements.

Technology: The work requires ability to operate telephones, smart phones, tablets, photocopiers, printers, desktop and/or laptop computers, calculators and all associated software. The work also requires proficiency with computer hardware and software programs including word, spreadsheet and/or database applications, internet applications, and database management.

Other Machines: The work also requires the ability to operate video recording devices.

Tools: The work requires proficiency with standard police tools.


Yes - DRUG TESTING (Safety Sensitive)



Yes - FDLE AND CJSTC SECURITY CLEARANCE: As mandated by the FDLE, CJSTC and the Largo Police Department, this position may be subject to additional security clearances due to access to the police department facility or police department's electronic data.


* Interested candidates must complete an online City of Largo Employment Application ( all documents must be uploaded with the application prior to the closing date. Please note: We can not accept mailed, emailed, faxed or hand-carried documents.)

The Police Department's screening process includes;

* Application Screening and PEDS Request

* Oral Board Interview

* Scenario Board

* Chief's Interview/Conditional Offer

After a conditional offer of employment is given, applicants must successfully complete the following requirements;

* Psychological Evaluation

* Medical Examination (including X-rays, EKG, MRI and drug

* Background Investigation (PASS), to include a Polygraph


Police Applicant Screening Service (PASS)

SPC Allstate Center

3200 34th Street South, Suite 135

St. Petersburg, Florida 33711

Telephone: 727-864-3822

Visit for more information

* Screening includes a written examination, administrative interview and a full background investigation. If extended a conditional offer of employment, the applicant will be required to successfully complete the PASS process.

Elements of Selection Process:

1. Review of applications for selection of individuals to be interviewed.

2. Schedule those applicants selected to be interviewed.

3. Selected applicants will interview with panel.

4. Conduct criminal background check and driving history record on top applicant.

5. Schedule polygraph for selected top applicant.

6. Schedule physical for top applicant.

7. Verification of three (3) personal references.

8. Schedule applicant to report to sign in at Human Resources and first day of work.

Duration of The Process:

The expected duration of the interview selection process for filling the

position should take approximately three (3) to four (4) weeks or longer

depending on the size of the applicant pool.

Agency's Policy On Reapplication:

If not selected, you may reapply for this or any other position at any time


If you are interested in joining the Largo Police Team, please contact or call 727-588-1650

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