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Employment and Benefit Information

Entrance Requirements:
  •     Minimum 21 Years of Age 
  •     U.S. Citizenship 
  •     High School Diploma or G.E.D. 
  •     Valid Florida Driver License at time of employment 
  •     Good Physical Condition
  •     Good Moral Character 
  •     No Felony Convictions 
  •     Military discharge, if applicable, must be under honorable conditions 
  •     No Smoking or other use of tobacco products 
  •     Prefer state certified police officer in Florida or experienced  as a police officer in another state
  •     Must be willing to work different shifts, weekends, and holidays
  •     No Visible tattoos on the arms below the elbow. No tattoos on any part of the neck,head,hands, 
             or fingers.  No tattoos anywhere that are considered obscene, sexual in nature, racial, ethnic or
             religious discrimination, drug or gang related.
Salary and Benefits: 
  •     Starting patrol salary $40, 251 (Forty-two hour work week)
  •     Officers work 12 hour shifts. 
  •     Full Uniform and equipment issuance including body armor, firearm, and dry cleaning
  •     Overtime at 1 ½ pay
  •     Career development track program
  •     College tuition and book reimbursement program
  •     Paid training (state required and department approved)
  •     Take home car (when eligible)
  •     Paid membership at local fitness center
  •     Additional salary compensations may include Florida State Salary Incentive Program (up to $130.00 per month), College Education (up to $1,200.00 annually), and increased starting pay  considered if prior police officer experience

For additional Police Officer Employment Information, Application Procedures, and Benefits (click here)

Specialized Unit opportunities include:
(most include add pays)

General Crimes Detective
Crime Suppression Unit
Field Training Unit
Traffic Enforcement Unit
(COPS) Community Oriented Policing Unit (Bike Patrol)

For questions regarding employment or additional information, please contact Sgt. Chase Jamison at 904-247-5859 EXT 5964 or at

For submitted application information, please contact Administrative Assistant Diane Graves at 904-247-5859 Ext. 5864 or at

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