TIAPD Reserve Officer Program

The Airport Police Department has established a Reserve Officer program for state-certified individuals to perform unpaid volunteer law enforcement duties at Tampa International Airport. Working under the direction of the Police Captain of Special Operations, a Reserve Officer will perform these duties for the protection of Aviation Authority property, facilities, personnel and the general public.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Enforce all Aviation Authority regulations, federal, state and local laws.
  • Enforce traffic laws by observing, issuing citations and warnings and apprehending violators on Aviation Authority premises.
  • Respond to calls and investigate problems, disturbances, traffic accidents, crimes, emergencies and other incidents; provide assistance and prepare related reports.
  • Perform foot and vehicle patrols in assigned areas on Aviation Authority property to detect and monitor possible criminal activity and interrogate suspicious persons.
  • Apprehend and arrest suspected law violators to ensure public safety.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
  • Age 19 years or older; and
  • A United States Citizen; and
  • Possession of a State of Florida Law Enforcement Certification; and
  • Possession of a valid State of Florida Driver License
  • Successful completion of polygraph examination
  • Successful completion of psychological and physical exams
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen
  • Successful completion of background investigation

And one of the following:

Three years of experience as a federal, state, county, city or airport authority law enforcement officer. Or, an associate’s degree; and two years of experience as a federal, state, county, city or airport law enforcement officer. 
Or, an associate’s degree; and successful completion of a State of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission certified Police Academy.

View the official job posting for Part-Time Reserve Officer 

Download the Part-time Reserve Officer application

Submit the competed application to TIAPD Recruiting.


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