Law Enforcement Division

 

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Lieutenant Carlos Roman

Serving Since 1994

Law Enforcement Commander

 (863) 965-5555

 

Sergeant Carin Ketcham

Serving Since 1995

Platoon I  Squad A

Sergeant Mike Peterson

Serving Since 1994

Platoon I  Squad D

Sergeant Mike Ullom

Serving Since 1996

Platoon II  Squad B

Sergeant Andy Moore

Serving Since 2005

Platoon II  Squad C

(863) 837-5152

(863) 837-5155

(863) 837-5160

(863) 837-5154


The Law Enforcement Division is comprised of two Platoons commanded by a Lieutenant. Each Platoon consists of two squads, each supervised by a Sergeant. The members of the Law Enforcement Division work a 12 hour shift schedule, and are assigned to either the day shift or night shift and begin at 6:00am and 6:00pm respectfully. Each cycle is two weeks and consists of 84 hours. The shifts are permanent and are assigned through a shift bid that is conducted annually. Members may be re-assigned shifts based on the needs of the agency.

Example of a day shift schedule:

                      Monday          Tuesday       Wednesday      Thursday           Friday           Saturday         Sunday

Week 1 6am - 6pm 6am - 6pm Day Off Day Off 6am - 6pm 6am - 6pm 6am - 6pm
Week 2 Day Off Day Off 6am - 6pm 6am - 6pm Day Off Day Off Day Off

 

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The Law Enforcement Division is the largest single division within the agency. Along with daily patrol functions, the primary functions include, but are not limited to: response to calls for service, preventative patrol, crime prevention and repression, criminal apprehension and prosecution, report writing, court testimony, traffic control, direction and enforcement, crisis intervention and the development of relationships within the community and with our citizens, businesses and visitors. The Law Enforcement Division is charged with the responsibility of providing 24-hour-a-day police service, every day of the year.

All new officers receive extensive training. To be certified as a police officer in the State of Florida, an individual must complete a minimum of 770 hours of basic recruit training provided by a certified police academy training center. After completing the basic recruit training, the aspiring officer must pass a state examination on the principles and techniques learned in the police academy. A new officer must complete the basic training and pass the state examination before being certified as a law enforcement officer. Once an officer is certified and employed by the agency, that officer is integrated into the Field Training Program and assigned to a series of Field Training Officers. Upon successful completion of the Field Training Program, the new officer is then assigned to solo duty on one of the patrol squads.

All agency members must complete a one (1) year probationary period. Once an officer has successfully completed probation and has completed certain required advanced training classes, the officer may be eligible to transfer into other areas of the agency. Some of these areas include:
 

Investigations

QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE):
•Two (2) years experience as a Police Officer with the Auburndale Police Department
•Possess current State of Florida Police Officer Certification and meet all the requirements established by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
•Must have successfully completed an additional (120) hours of advanced specialized training approved by the State of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
•15 hours of college credit (January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2008)
•30 hours of college credit - effective January 1, 2009

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
•Valid Florida Driver’s License
•Must maintain a valid home telephone number
•Must maintain State of Florida Police Officer Certification and meet all the requirements established by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission

K-9 Officer

QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE):
•Valid Florida Driver’s License
•Must maintain a valid home telephone number
•Must be Certified as a Police Officer
•Three (3) years experience as a Police Officer with the Auburndale Police Department
•Must have demonstrated ability to function with great responsibility and maturity
•Must not have any record of significant Disciplinary Action

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
•Must be able to provide a safe and secure living environment for the K-9 at the handler’s residence
•Must be willing to commit to four (4) years in the assignment. NOTE: The applicant should be fully advised that given the specific requirements of this assignment, the extent of training required and the bond that must be established and maintained between the handler and the dog, the officer receiving this assignment will NOT be considered eligible for other assignments or promotion during the four year period.
•Must be in very good physical condition and be able to successfully complete the training as required by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for Police K-9.
•Must maintain State of Florida Police Officer Certification and meet all the requirements established by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission

School Resource Officer

QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE):
•One (1) year experience as a Police Officer with the Auburndale Police Department
•Instructor Techniques Certification preferred but not required
•Must have or obtain within one year Basic School Resource Officer training and training in conducting the S.A.V.E. Program.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
•Valid Florida Driver’s License
•Must maintain a valid home telephone number
•Must maintain State of Florida Police Officer Certification and meet all the requirements established by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
•Must be willing to commit at least two (2) years to this assignment

Traffic Homicide Investigator

QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE):
•Successful completion of basic officer training at an approved Criminal Justice Training Academy
•Successful completion of the State of Florida Police Officer Certification exam
•Successful completion of a commission approved traffic accident investigation class (80 hours min)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
•Valid Florida Driver’s License
•Must be at least nineteen (19) years of age
•Must maintain a valid home telephone number
•Be eligible for State of Florida Police Officer Certification and meet all the requirements established by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
•Successful completion of the Auburndale Police Department Field Training Program

 

 

 

 

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