The City of Trenton's diverse staff includes:

  • Administration
  • Public Works Personnel and Work Crews
  • Public Safety 




Public Safety Officer

 Salary:  $16.82 Hourly

              $35,000 Annually


Opening Date: 1/19/18


Closing Date:  2/2/18



          The Trenton Department of Public Safety is looking for highly motivated people to fill the position of Public Safety Officer. A Public Safety Officer (PSO) is trained in Law Enforcement/Fire Fighting/First Responder. If you have a LEO or FF certification you will be considered for employment. If hired the city will send you to school to obtain the remaining disciplines required for this position (within one year of employment). The PSO is responsible for performing the general duty of police and fire control, work as a member of combined police-fire. They enforce law and ordinances of the City and laws of the State. Promotes favorable public relations and public contact situations. Patrols an assigned area during a specific period in a patrol unit which contains equipment for rescue and for fighting small fires. Combats fires with public safety agency, and conducts salvage operations. Drives a fire truck, operates pumps, and uses ladders, axes, shovels, extinguishers, and other firefighting equipment. The PSO hours of work include nights, days, weekends, and holidays. PSO’s are on call while off duty. The PSO reports to the Public Safety Chief.


Examples of Duties:


  1. Conducts traffic patrol of the City including traffic citations, radar operation, accident response and investigation, investigation of possible DUI, and emergency traffic control.

  2. Investigates possible criminal action including investigation of suspicious persons, apprehension of suspects, arresting, and booking. 

  3. Provides services to the public including home, business, and public property checks, providing public information, aiding owners of disabled vehicles. 

  4. Performs related duties as necessary including making oral and written reports, court appearances, participating in training activities and maintaining equipment required to perform duties. 

  5. Responds to fire alarms, lays and connects hose, raises and climbs ladders, searches structure to locate persons trapped or injured, obtains information on the source, extent, or spread of the fire, uses hand and power tools to ventilate structures, operates hose lines or aids others, salvages property from damaged structure. 

  6. Participates in training activities including training on equipment operation, firefighting skills and techniques, first aid, physical fitness, fire apparatus, driver training, pump operations, basic hydraulics, hydrant and street locations.

  7. Responds with EMS crews to medical emergencies as a first responder giving first aid including bleeding control, CPR, AED, etc. in accordance with established protocols and standing orders.

  8. Investigates Code Enforcement complaints, ensure that Code Enforcement requirements are being met while patrolling the city.




  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.

  2. Florida certified law enforcement officer or Florida fire standards certification of compliance.

  3. Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license.



  1. One year of experience as a law enforcement officer or firefighter. 

  2. Basic typing skills.

Supplemental Information:

            The employee will be required to complete law enforcement academy or fire school within one year of hire date. Employee will be required to sign a two year contract of employment prior to being enrolled in any academy at the city’s expense. Employee must have working knowledge of state and local statutes pertaining to law enforcement, city ordinances/codes, and firefighting, ability to evaluate situations quickly and react immediately in an emergency situation. Must be able to communicate in a calm, precise manner with persons who are under extreme emotional pressure. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies and the general public. Must have through knowledge of the City’s streets and locations of places of interest; business, courthouse, parks, etc.




If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity please submit a City of Trenton Employment Application Form* to:

Chief Rexroat

Trenton City Hall 114 North Main Street

Trenton, FL 32693


(*Print out form from website at link at bottom of city jobs page.)


You may mail or hand deliver to the above address, email to, or fax to 352-463-4017.  Please call 352-463-4010 with any questions.


   Applicants must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug testing, and a physical. Materials submitted electronically should be followed by hard copy to ensure legibility of information. Applications will be reviewed as received.


THE CITY OF TRENTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE. Please NOTE: Under Florida Law, application materials, with the exception of some sensitive information as outlined in Florida State Statute Chapter 119,  may be subject to public disclosure.


The City of Trenton reserves the right to reject all applications and to readvertise at the City’s discretion. The City of Trenton is an EEO/ADA employer and a Drug Free Workplace.



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