A career in law enforcement can be a very challenging, fulfilling and interesting choice of professions. The duties of a police officer, also known as a law enforcement officer, focus on protecting people and property. They patrol the areas they are assigned, respond to calls, enforce laws, make arrests, issue citations, and occasionally testify in court cases. They often make traffic stops, respond to domestic disturbances, and, at times, provide first aid to someone injured until paramedics arrive. Before you can become a police officer, you must first meet the minimum qualifications.
The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department is a professional and respected police department with a number of opportunities for career enhancement. Benefits include: competitive starting salary; paid holidays and personal leave; paid Medical, Dental and Life insurance for employees with affordable, low cost family/dependant options; Salary Incentives for College degrees and career development courses; Uniform care allowance ($100 per month, plus $125 per year for footwear); Military leave for training purposes; 96 hours per year of in-service training; Take home patrol car (within specified distance from city limits); Full uniforms, body armor, equipment, and weapons, (all Officers are issued .40 caliber Glock handguns, AR-15 rifles and TASER'S); Issued laptop computers; Modern, state of the art, police facilities: headquarters and several field offices; Fully equipped fitness club styled weight room/fitness center (Cybex, free weights, and cardio equipment), with full-sized locker room and shower facilities: Numerous Off-Duty details are available.