Police Officer- Certified / Lateral

Fort Lauderdale Police Department - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sep 14, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Nov 20, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$64896 annual
Top Pay:
$95305 annual

Job Description

This is a highly responsible position within the City of Fort Lauderdale that involves networking with the community and the protection of life and property. This is accomplished through patrol work, criminal investigation, community policing and enforcement of the laws of the State of Florida and the Ordinances of the City of Fort Lauderdale. Assignments may typically involve routine motor patrol, motorcycle traffic enforcement, boats, bicycle or foot patrol. Officers receive assignments and instructions from police officers of a higher rank and perform work in accordance with Department policies and standard operating procedures.

NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

Additional Information


SALARY: Minimum salary of $64,896 - $95,305.60 (10 annual step increases after completion of original probationary period)

Experienced Police Officers will be paid as follows,

1 - 2.9 years of service $67,579.20 minimum annual salary

 3 - 4.9 years of service $70,241.60 minimum annual salary

 5 - 6.9 years of service $73,070.40 minimum annual salary

 7 - 8.9 years of service $75,712.00 minimum annual salary

 9 or more years of service $ 78,436.80 minimum annual salary

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 years of age or older
  • Education: 60 College Credits
  • Experience: N/A

Be a United States citizen (U.S. born or naturalized). 

3. Have a U.S. high school education, General Education Development (GED) or equivalent, which includes United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) tests. Equivalence of Non-U.S. education must be approved by the State of Florida's Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (If a degree was acquired in a country other than the United States, evidence of equivalence from a recognized agency must be provided.)

4. Be at least 21 years of age. 

5. Must have completed at least sixty (60) semester credit hours toward an advanced degree  (2-year degree or higher) from an accredited private or public institution that is accepted by the city, with a minimum G.P.A. of at least a 2.0. (Copy of transcript must be provided.)

NOTE: The college semester credit hour requirement may be waived for U.S.  Military personnel who have at least two (2) years of active duty service and an honorable discharge. This requirement may also be waived for certified police officers with two (2) years of police service (Not Including Corrections).

6.  Possess a valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of appointment.

7.  Must meet ++one++ of the requirements below: 

  • Possess a valid Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Police Officer Certification. - Must provide a copy of certification.
  • Possess a certification from another Federal or State Law Enforcement Agency (Does not have to be from the State of Florida) and worked as a full-time Police Officer for at least one (1) year (excluding police academy training hours.) – Must provide State certification and academy training curriculum.
  • Completed an Equivalency of Academy Training program approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. – Must provide copy of certification. 

8. Shall be non-user of tobacco products which include, but may not be limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes or vapor cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco of any kind at all times (whether on or off duty).

Contact Informaton


Fort Lauderdale Police Department
1300 W Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
phone: 9548283573

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