Palm Beach County School Police Officer

Palm Beach County School District Police Dept - West Palm Beach, Florida

Jan 13, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Aug 1, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$45,913 annual
Academy Graduate:
$Police Academy or FDLE approved EOT Course annual
Top Pay:
$contract annual

Job Description

About three hundred uniformed police officers servicing schools throughout Palm Beach County as we continue to grow! These officers are responsible for campus patrol, initial case investigations, subsequent follow-up, and, when necessary, making arrests. Additionally, the officers provide classroom presentations, counsel students and parents, engage students through mentoring, and serve as positive role models to help promote healthy relationships between youth and law enforcement.

Former out of state or in state retired law enforcement officers welcome. Looking for certified or certifiable Law Enforcement Officers. Certifiable candidates must have retired within the last 8 years. Out of state can take a 76 hour (8 day) course called Equivalency of Training (EOT) to get Florida Police Cert./FDLE Cert. (Palm Beach State College has this program).

We do not pay for the EOT (FDLE) Certication Class or Police Academy.

Additional Information

Thanksgiving week, Winter 2 weeks, Fall, Spring, and Summer Break off PAID. Steady weekends and holidays off PAID from day one. PAID sick/personal days off, FRS retirement, seven years vested pension at 3% per year of service (7 yr min) D.R.O.P. program, employee discounts including child care and increasing promotion and growth opportunities!

The Palm Beach County School Police Department also employs Police Aides for school sites, as well as clerical staff for various positions at our headquarters, based at the Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center Building.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $45,913.00 per year

The School District of Palm Beach County is an Equal Education Opportunity Provider and Employer.


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Overtime

COVID-19 considerations: Out of state interviews may be done via zoom meeting due to covid if you quaiify and once you get to that point of the process.


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Law Enforcement Cert or (EOT) Equivalency of Training Cert? (Required)
  • Passing Grade FDLE Law Enforcement Certificate? (Required)

Job Requirements

  • Age: 20
  • Education: Police Academy Graduate (in most any states)
  • Experience: Former Police Officer or currently in Police Academy

Out Of State or Retired Officers

For those of you from out of state in order to get certified as a Police Officer in Florida you must take an 8 day course (76 hours) called an EOT Course (Equivalency of Training). This allows you to be exempt from the full police academy and accepts your current academy credentials. In this course you will learn FL Statute (assault vs battery), drivers training, firearms, basic first aid, etc. Once you complete the course you take the FDLE State test and pass you then become certified in Florida and ready for hire in most police departments in Florida.

For the School Police you should start your application for hire when you have signed up and have a start date for the EOT course. You must also must complete and pass a background check, voice stress test, oral interview (they have been doing through zoom), written and oral psychological, medical, etc. No physical agility, no run test, no swim test.

Go to and search Palm Beach County School Police to fill out a preliminary job questioner. Once that is completed, we will provide you with the next steps.

Good Luck...!

Contact Informaton

Officer Joseph La Paugh

Palm Beach County School District Police Dept
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
phone: 5619049709

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