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Law Enforcement Deputy

Company: Manatee County Sheriff's Office
Location: Bradenton
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

General Description of Duties

Performs certified sworn law enforcement and crime prevention work protecting the lives, property, and rights of the public in Manatee County through the enforcement of federal/state criminal laws, traffic laws, administrative rules, and county ordinances. Assignments include rotating shift schedules in any of the divisions of the Sheriff's Office required to provide deterrence, detection, pursuit, investigation of crimes and apprehension and arrest of law violators or suspected law violators.


If you are certified in Law Enforcement in another state, federal agency, or military, or if you have more than four years break in Law Enforcement certification, you may be exempted from attending the full basic recruit academy and you qualify for an Out-Of State Equivalency. To determine if you meet the requirements please contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Assessment Center.Click here

Knowledge Skills and Abilities


* Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. * Ability to "read" people and/or potential adverse or unsafe situations and react according to agency policy and procedures. * Ability to rapidly shift between dissimilar tasks. situations; make effective decisions while in stressful situations and circumstances and use physical force necessary to defend oneself and others. * Knowledge of first-aid/CPR techniques. * Knowledge of principles and practices of law enforcement, state laws, local ordinances and agency policies, procedures, and orders. * Knowledge of the geography of Manatee County and the law enforcement service. * Knowledge of how and when to apply tact and diplomacy inthe day-to-day application of law enforcement responsibilities. * Knowledge of cults, gang presence, and the drug culture including signs of their presence and/or influence. * Knowledge of how and when to apply "DEADLY FORCE" in the enforcement of laws or the apprehension of violators. * Skill in searching/inspecting individuals, materials,and facilities for contraband/weapons and unauthorized activities. * Skill in the use of computers, two-way radio communications, and various other equipment used to perform daily functions of position. * Skill in the use of firearms, non lethal weapons and various restraining devices.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES * Intermittent performance of extremely physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, running, and climbing. May involve lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. Must be able to exert up to 150 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects such as in the event of chasing and subduing a law violator resisting control. Tasks may also involve standing, sitting, or walking for long periods. Visual perception and discrimination is required as well as being able to isolate and distinguish critical sounds, possibly under various conditions to include dark or crowded environments.

Tasks and Policies


* Patrols assigned areas and conducts surveillance to prevent and detect criminal activity. * Enforces local, state, and federal laws, including compliance with regulations, policies, and procedures. Issues warnings/citations, administers field tests, and makes arrests as necessary. * Monitors dispatch and responds to emergency and routine calls for assistance, including traffic crashes, criminal actions in progress, emergency medical assistance, and domestic complaints. Administer basic first aid and/or CPR, and calls for necessary assistance. * Conducts investigations of complaints, crimes, and disturbances; interviews witnesses; interrogates suspects; collects, preserves and reports on evidence. * Foresees potential danger and eliminates or controls it. Performs police activity without injuring self or others. Provides backup to other law enforcement personnel. * Prepares reports and keeps records of all activities in accordance with established policy and procedures. * Assesses situations, secures scene, and restores order including the use of restraints and force whereappropriate up to and including deadly force. * Provides accurate and clear law enforcement information to the public, secures people or property, participates in community policing and awareness projects, conducts presentations. * Serves legal papers including; warrants, civil process, evictions and subpoenas. Appears and testifies at court hearings on behalf of the Sheriff's Office. * Operates computerized management information systems to retrieve or enter information. * Successfully completes all assignments to specifications, within specified timeframe and budget as directed and in accordance with agency policies and regulations. Performs other related duties as assigned.


* Arrives on time for work, limits breaks, and lunches to the allotted time, and leaves on time. Uses leave in accordance with General Orders; communicates andcooperates with management in providing proper notice of leave; patterns and amounts of leave usage (not including legitimate, properly scheduled and approved leave and protected leave). * Volume of work accomplished is consistent with position requirements and produced within quality tolerance standards. * Works with other team members to achieve group goals by contributing ideas in group settings, accepting ideas contributed by others, operating within team rules, participating in team activities (such as meetings), working with team members to improve job knowledge and skills, putting team goals over personal goals, and supporting team leaders once decisions are made. * Follows standard office procedures, safety policies and procedures and Agency General Orders. * Interpersonal relations, the manner in which the employee responds emotionally and verbally to the public, other employees, and supervisors. This Policy also relates to the image the employee projects and includes cleanliness and personal grooming. * Operates and cares for equipment, tools, and vehicles according to prescribed standards and schedules. * Follows safety procedures; meets standards for frequency, severity and at fault status of vehicle accidents, other accidents, and injuries of all types; participates in identifying and resolving causal factors for accidents; participates in promoting safety on thejob.

Minimum Qualifications

* High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED) * L/E Certified * Valid Florida Driver's License * Qualify and maintain firearms proficiency

Keywords: Manatee County Sheriff's Office, Bradenton , Law Enforcement Deputy, Other , Bradenton, Florida

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