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 7,026 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 of 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.
Currently Accepting Applications for an Administrative Assistant
The St. Augustine Beach Police Department is currently accepting applications until 5 p.m. on 3/15/2019 for an administrative assistant (non-sworn). Starting pay is $30,170. Prior to employment the employee will undergo and must successfully pass a thorough police background investigation, which will include a psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, drug screen and a physical examination. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, associate’s degree preferred or a minimum of two (2) years of related experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience, a valid Florida driver’s license, the ability to obtain certain special certifications i.e., NCIC/FCIC, DAVID and other government-controlled databases. The ability to operate and maintain applicable computer programs in the records management system and law enforcement reporting software. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and other specific programs. The ability to type at a minimum 50 words per minute. Job description is available upon request. Applications can be picked up at the St. Augustine Beach Police Department during normal business hours or downloaded from the St. Augustine Beach Police Department website; www.sabpd.org or the City of St. Augustine Beach website; www.staugbch.com
The St. Augustine Beach Police Department is a Drug Free Work Place and an Equal Opportunity Employer