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The Vero Beach Police Department, Vero Beach Florida is looking for quality certified law enforcement officers to serve the citizens of Vero Beach. Candidates for employment must:

 Be least 19 years old.
 Have or be able obtain a Florida Driver's license.
 Possess a two year degree OR at least 30 college credits coupled with two years of honorable, active duty military service
 Be a non-smoker

As a certified officer in the state of Massachusetts you may qualify for Florida's Equivalency Training program as a means to obtain a Florida law enforcement certification. For more information on this program, go to:

The hiring process is as follows:

 Application review
 Oral Interview (a panel consisting of 5 members)
 Physical fitness test
 Polygraph exam
 Background investigation
 Psychological exam and interview
 Physical (including EKG, lumbar X-ray and drug screen)

Current salaries and other benefits are:

 $29,000.00 per year (recruit)
 $33,362.00 per year (base, certified officer)
 $35,030.10 per year (base, after first year)
 $37,500.00 per year (base, after two years).
 $50 per month additional for certified breath test operators
 $84 per month additional for certified EMT's
 $30 per month additional for an Associates Degree
 $80 per month additional for a Bachelor's Degree
 Additional salary incentives available through the State of Florida
 2.5 hours of overtime each pay period for shift briefing

The City of Vero Beach is located 150 miles North of Miami, on the East coast of Florida. It is 12 square miles in size and has a population of approximately 17,800 people. 62 sworn officers and 22 civilian personnel staff the police department.

City of Vero Beach:

 County Seat for Indian River County
 Spring Training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Piper Aircraft, and Flight Safety International.
 Home to many citrus and other agricultural businesses.
 Municipal power plant, water and sewer plant, airport, and marina.
 City beaches and other barrier island parks.
 1% of all sales tax dedicated to public improvement.

Vero Beach Police Department:

 Exceptional work schedule (4 on, 2 off, rotate between day and swing shift).
 Permanent midnight shift positions with differential pay ($50.00 bi-weekly).
 Salary incentives for training recognized by the City of Vero Beach.
 Three-hour minimum of overtime for all off- duty court appearances.
 136 hours of in-service training each year for every officer (State minimum is 40 hours every four years).
 Uniform cleaning.
 Diverse patrol zones.

Indian River County:

 Contains the Municipalities of Vero Beach, Sebastian, Fellsmere, Indian River Shores, and Orchid Island.
 Home of "Disney at Vero" Resort.
 Countless fresh and salt water recreational areas.
 Excellent public, private, and charter schools.
 Home of the IRCC Mueller Center.

For more information, contact:

Lt. Keith M. Touchberry
[email protected]

Please visit our website at:

The City of Vero Beach is an equal opportunity employer
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