About the St. Augustine Beach Police

The city of St. Augustine Beach was incorporated in 1959 as a municipal government in St. John’s County. The city is approximately 3.0 square miles in size and is home to approximately 6,500 permanent residents and thousands of  visitors who utilize the city’s oceanfront amenities. The police department consists of 20 sworn officers, three civilian personnel, a part time accreditation manager and five volunteers. Our officers provide 24-hour service to the citizens and visitors of St. Augustine Beach, 365 days a year. A designated officer focuses on crime prevention and community out reach programs to our citizens. Some Officer’s of the SABPD are members Unified specialized teams.

It is the policy of the St. Augustine Beach Police Department to patrol in a proactive manner, to aggressively investigate suspicious persons and circumstances, and to actively enforce the motor vehicle laws. It is also the policy that citizens will only be stopped or detained when there exists reasonable suspicion to believe they have committed, are committing or are about to commit an infraction of the law. It is this proactive enforcement that keeps our citizens, our streets and our highways safer. It also enables us in detecting and apprehending criminals. All laws shall be enforced equally regardless of race, color, ethnicity, sex, physical handicap or religion. Bias-based profiling shall not be tolerated in enforcement efforts. This standard is established in accordance with Florida State Statute 166.0493.

The St. Augustine Beach Police Department’s policies prohibit bias-based profiling and members are responsible for ensuring that all citizens of the community are treated with dignity and respect. All sworn St. Augustine Beach Police Department Members receive initial and in-service training in proactive enforcement tactics. In addition, bias-based profiling issues including the legal aspects, are also provided during this in-service training. All training is in accordance with the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission requirements.

Now Accepting Applications

Salary Information: Starting Pay: 40,060

The St. Augustine Beach Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the evaluation and interview process, including but not limited to oral interviews, a physical ability evaluation, a thorough background check, psychological assessment, and a polygraph exam. For complete information about the St. Augustine Beach Police Department’s Police Officer position, you can visit www.sabpd.org/why-join-sabpd

If you are interested, please contact SABPD at (904) 471-3600 or email us at contact@sabpd.org

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