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The police academy is approximately five months
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No, please review the attached Application Instruction sheet
You are able to obtain what is called, “Equivalency of Training”. You must attend a 2 week course and demonstrate proficiency in high liability areas and then pass the Florida State Officer Certification Examination.
Out of area/state applicants will normally have to make three trips to South Florida to complete the process. Please keep in mind that if you are hired by the City as a Police Officer, you will be eligible for up to $5,000 in relocation expenses and you may apply your cost to come to South Florida for the application process.
First Trip – contacting Broward College to take the necessary test (physical agility test, swim test, basic abilities test).
Second Trip – To meet with the Personnel Selections Unit of the Police Department to complete the next phase of the process (may include, oral interviews, B-Pad, polygraph, psychological, etc.)
Third Trip – Next phase may include, medical, and further interviews
No, if you are hired as a police officer the City will pay for your academy and you will also receive the full police officer salary of $49,732/year during the academy training.
No, you need to have completed at least 60 semester hours of college classes or have at least two years of active military service or have at least two years of law enforcement experience as a certified police officer.
Complete the Police Applicant Inquiry Form to receive an application package and instructions. Call (954) 392 – 2090 with any questions.