Job Detail

Sponsorship- Law Enforcement Recruit

Pay Rate: Starting Salary $34,943.00 - Upon passing state exam Salary $41,683.00








Bargaining Unit


Class Title

Law Enforcement Recruit


Support Services

Pay Grade

201 Salary $34,943

Upon completion of Academy and passing of state exam $41,683


Professional Standards & Training





FLSA Status

Non-exempt (FLSA Code)

EEO Category



Safety Sensitive position







Job Summary

This class involves training for law enforcement work protecting the public and preserving the peace. Academy training provides both intellectual tools and physical skills utilized by the law enforcement professional. Through academy and field training, trainees will learn the procedures for carrying out assigned duties in the areas of road patrol, criminal and special investigations, traffic enforcement, community policing, and problem solving in assigned areas. Trainees will learn how to interpret and enforce all applicable State and local laws, ordinances and statutes, general orders, special instructions as well as policies and procedures of the Sheriff's Office. Trainees learn the tasks, duties and responsibilities of law enforcement officers to prevent and detect crime and to enforce the criminal, non-criminal, and traffic laws of the state. Florida statue requires a certificate of completion for certification as a law enforcement officer.

Essential Job Functions

Attend and complete the Law Enforcement Academy Take and pass the Florida Department of Law Enforcement examination for Law Enforcement Officer. Complete CCSO FTO training for Law Enforcement Officers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·         Ability to successfully pass the FBAT test for Law Enforcement.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

·         Ability to learn to keep accurate and complete records and prepare clear and concise reports.

·         Ability to learn to enforce the law impartially and with proper regard for the legal procedures and safeguards governing the work.

·         Ability to learn to operate all equipment listed in the “Equipment Used” section.

·          Knowledge and ability to maintain their uniforms and equipment in a neat and serviceable condition and will, by their appearance, set an example of neatness and strict conformity with agency policy and general orders. Ability to work cooperatively with supervisors and establish cohesive, effective relationships with peers (i.e., teamwork abilities),

·         Ability and willingness to maintain dependable work habits such as reporting to work on time.

·          Ability to successfully pass the Physical Agility Test for certified officers.

·         Ability to successfully pass the CCSO Oral Board for Law Enforcement.

·         Ability to submit to a background investigation and psychology, polygraph and drug tests.

·         Ability to successfully pass all course work and field exercises of the Law Enforcement Academy.

·         Ability to successfully pass the Florida Department of Law Enforcement examination for law enforcement employment.

·         Ability to learn the policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing law enforcement operations within the Sheriff's Office.

·         Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

·         Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public.


Education or Equivalent Experience Required

High school diploma or GED. Prefer two (2) year accredited college or university associate degree or those candidates who are currently enrolled in a degree program at a college or university. Possession of a valid Florida driver's license. Successful maintenance of physical abilities to perform the essential functions of a LE officer through term of appointment





Equipment Used

Vehicles / First Aid Kit / Flashlight / Flares / Cameras / Radios / Agency Weapons Systems: Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle, OC Spray, Baton, Taser / Fingerprint Equipment / Computer and Related Software / Cameras / Basic Crime Scene Video Equipment / VCR Equipment / Fire Extinguisher / Telephone / Riot Equipment / Copy Machine / CPR Mask / Handcuffing Devices / Locking Devices / Body Bunker Shield

FDLE Physical Attributes

Gross Neuromuscular/Cardio-respiratory = Strength/Power-the ability to exert force, Muscular Endurance-the ability to perform repeated muscular contractions of up to a few minutes duration (this includes running short distances and other muscular challenges which invoke the anaerobic energy systems of the body). Mobility - locomotion, the ability to move about. Flexibility - the ability to move the major joints of the body through their range of motion. Agility - the ability to make well-coordinated movements. Aerobic Capacity - the ability to perform repeated muscular contractions over an extended period of time, exceeding several minutes and up to an hour or more. Respiratory Muscle Integrity - the ability to generate a forceful expiration. Fine Neuromuscular - Finger Dexterity - the ability to finely control the fingers. Reaction time - the ability to respond quickly to a stimulus. Eye-Hand Coordination - the ability to respond with the use of the hands to visual stimuli (reacting to a punch thrown, subduing a suspect with controlled and directed movements). Senses = Speech - the ability to communicate through speech. Hearing - the ability to hear sound. Vision - the ability to see. Smell - the ability to smell and distinguish odors. Environmental Tolerance - the ability to tolerate hot environments.

Physical Effort Required

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, walking, hearing, and kneeling, reaching, feeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, bending, climbing, crawling, fingering, and performing repetitive motions. Must be able to perform work pushing/pulling/grappling of persons or objects up to 150 pounds of force occasionally: 20 pounds frequently (uniform vest, belt): and 10 pounds constantly. Must possess the visual acuity to operate an office assigned vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol 24/7. (Sunrise, day, sunset, night hour driving). Able to hear and understand speech and radio transmissions. Must be physically fit to pass annual Physical Agility Test.

Working Conditions

Classroom and other training facilities. Noise level ranges from quiet to loud.






The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, national origin, gender, religion, Vietnam or disabled veteran status, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.





Date posted: June 28, 2018

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