The Jupiter Police Department will begin accepting police officer applications on January 28, 2013. This is your chance to pursue an exciting career as a police officer with the department that is “setting the benchmark for excellence” in law enforcement.
Police Officer Job Duties & Responsibilities
General duty police work of protecting life and property and promoting safe, secure neighborhoods through the enforcement of laws and ordinances.
Police Officer Position Requirements
Must meet the minimum age requirement in accordance with Florida State Statutes (minimum age of 21 preferred)
Be a citizen of the United States
High school diploma / GED (Preferred: college associates degree or the equivalent number of credit hours from an accredited four-year college or university)
Possess a valid Florida drivers license and hold a good driving record (Out-of-State applicants must obtain a Florida drivers license at the time of hire)
Never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States
Have a positive work history, being free from frequent disciplinary actions, suspensions, and/or terminations and resignations
Be a non-smoker (which includes daily use of any tobacco product)
Maintain the highest moral character, as specified under the provisions of Florida State Statute 943.13(7) and Rule 11B-27.002 of the Florida Administrative Code, by never having been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor involving domestic violence, perjury, or a false statement, nor having pled guilty or nolo contendre after July 1, 1981, to a felony or misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, whether or not adjudication was withheld or sentence suspended
The Town of Jupiter accepts applications from non-certified applicants; however, preference shall be given to those applicants who are certified or are currently enrolled in an FDLE approved Police Academy.
In addition to meeting the police officer position requirements, non-certified applicants must achieve:
Passing score on the Florida C.J.B.A.T. (written Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test) from any Criminal Justice Institute
Passing score on the physical agility assessment
Testing is not required prior to the submission of an application. You can contact IRSC or PBSC's Criminal Justice Institute Assessment Center directly regarding requirements, fees, and academy schedules. Applicants are responsible for paying the applicable Community College fees associated with testing, to include application processing, C.J.B.A.T. and physical agility assessment.
Out-of-State / Military Police Officers
All Police Officers working in the State of Florida must attend an FDLE-recognized Law Enforcement Academy, regardless of prior experience in another state or in the military. Out-of-State or military police officers should contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) at (850) 410-8600 to inquire if their law enforcement experience qualifies them for the equivalency of training process, an avenue by which an officer can request an exemption from the full academy. You are not required to attend the equivalency of training prior to application or hiring.