Employment

 

EMPLOYMENT

The Miramar Police Department’s Personnel Unit is devoted to the recruitment and hiring of the best-qualified candidates available to serve the residents of Miramar.

Employment

When applying for a civil service/union or non-union position, the applicant is required to complete the online application at www.miramarjobs.us. Additionally, for those applicants who do not have access to a computer, please feel free to complete your online application at our kiosk located at Miramar Town Center, 2300 Civic Center Place, Miramar, Florida 33025. To view open positions, you may also visit www.MiramarJobs.us by clicking on each posting.

Police Officer (Certified, Non-Certified & Reserve)

Hiring Process:

All applicants applying for the police officer position are required to complete two applications (the online application and the Personal History Questionnaire). The applicant also has the option of downloading the Police Employment Information Packet to learn about the requirements of the position.

Prior to submitting the online application, applicants must complete CJBAT, Physical Agility and Swim tests at the Institute of Public Safety Criminal Justice Institute located at Broward Community College Central Campus in Davie, Florida. Applicants can also access information on the school’s website at www.broward.edu/locations/central/instpubsafe.jsp. The applicant’s scores will determine his/her placement on the Civil Service Register. Therefore, prior to submitting an application, all applicants must complete the physical agility, CJBAT test, and swim test.
The next step in the process is the BPAD test. This test is scheduled by the police personnel and recruitment office after an application has been approved. Only those applicants meeting the criteria are requested to complete and forward the PHQ within five (5) days to Police Headquarters at 3064 N. Commerce Park, Miramar, FL 33025, to participate in the BPAD test. The BPAD test involves interactive role play, which is videotaped for scoring at a later date by qualified evaluators. Upon completion of the BPAD test, applicants will be notified within eight weeks with their results via email. Applicants with a passing score will be placed on the eligibility list based on their CJBAT score. Those without a passing score will be disqualified from the process and eligible to reapply after one year.

The next step in the hiring process is the backgrounds phase. During the background phase, the applicant’s personal information and physical/mental health is evaluated. The test includes a computerized voice stress analysis (CVSA), psychological test, drug screen, physical examination along with a hair sampling drug test. Once the background investigation is completed, the file is submitted to personnel command staff for review. Upon successful completion of the backgrounds investigation and file review, the applicant is scheduled for a final interview with the Chief of Police.

Training:

Non-certified police officers hired by the Miramar Police Department are sent to the police academy for a period of six month (a comprehensive course lasting approximately 760 hours). The training is free and officers are paid their full starting salary during training. Upon successful completion and graduation from the police academy the candidate will then be required to pass the State Certification exam. This usually takes place the week after graduation. After graduation the new officers will report for their FTO (Field Training Officer) Program. For the next four months, the new officer will be assigned to an experienced officer trained as a Field Training Officer. This is a process that is designed to gradually build a new officer’s skills to the point that they can perform their job functions without assistance.

Certified police officers spend approximately four months in the Field Training Officer’s Program.

Community Service Aide

The community service aide position is responsible for public safety work in various districts, or specialized sections of the Miramar Police Department. An employee in this classification performs a variety of duties in support of certified law enforcement personnel including preliminary non-violent investigations, investigations of automobile accidents, minor crime scene processing of crimes against property and other routine, non-emergency, law enforcement activities. Employee performs various community service functions in order to allow certified law enforcement personnel to handle higher priority incidents and to provide a more efficient and effective response to calls for service.

Hiring Process:

The community service aide position is Civil Service/Union position. All applicants applying for the community service aide position are required to complete the online application at www.miramarjobs.us and take the practical and written examinations. Applicants with an overall average passing score of 70% or more will be placed on the eligibility list. Those without a passing score will be disqualified from the process and eligible to reapply after one year. After the register has been created, the individual who has placed #1 is requested to complete and forward the Personal History Questionnaire to police headquarters at 3064 N. Commerce Parkway, Miramar, FL 33025.

Training:

The Community Service Aide Academy (also known as Police Service Aide) is a 206 hour course that is divided into three components: Police Service Aide (110 hours), Traffic Crash Investigations (80 hours), and Parking Enforcement (16 hours). The content and training includes, but is not limited to, constitutional and criminal law, crash investigation, first responder techniques, traffic control, trial procedures and testimony, and police community relations. Through this training you become certified first responders, traffic crash investigators, and parking enforcement specialists. After successfully completing the academy, a community service aide employee enters into a Field Training Program lasting approximately two months. This is an in-house program where the employee learns and demonstrates the appropriate use of state statutes and municipal codes, radio communications, proficiency in first responder techniques, displays interviewing techniques, investigates and determines liability in traffic crash investigations, and other various skills and abilities. Upon successful completion of the Field Training Program the community service aide is assigned a shift position.

Continuing Education & Training

The Miramar Police In-Service Training program is provided to all sworn personnel and select non-sworn support personnel. The sworn officers are provided with 40 hours of training each year. This training is designed to meet the needs of the agency and required standards set forth by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Classes include scenario based training, CPR recertification, Patrol Tactics, Legal Updates, Pursuit/Non-Pursuit Driving, Biased Based Policing, Human Diversity, Less than Lethal Options, DUI Investigation, Crash Investigation, and Use of Force Standards. This training is conducted in-house by qualified instructors.

Officers are also provided additional training opportunities at the local Criminal Justice Academy attending selected classes in special areas of interest. Some examples are: Radar Operator, Traffic Homicide, Line Supervision, Special Tactical Problems, supervisory classes as well as personal wellness and skills development. The academy works in conjunction with FDLE to provide the most current information and classes.

For more information relating to recruitment and employment, please contact (954) 602-3823.

Thank you for your interest in considering a career with the Miramar Police Department!