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Employment

       Thank you for showing an interest in the career opportunities offered at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. 

FLPD is Currently accepting applications for Certified Police Officer positions ONLY.  We will reopen within the coming weeks for Non-Certified Officers.

 

You might be asking yourself what is the difference between Certified and 

Non-Certified?

 

         A Certified Applicant is a person who meets 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 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. 

A Non-Certified Applicant has yet to meet these requirements.

 

The Good News   is, is that the Fort Lauderdale Police Department will sponsor Non-Certified Candidates through the Police Academy. Not only will you be sponsored, you will also receive your full salary while attending the Police Academy.

 

 For information on the application process click on Join The Team in the Left-Side Navigation Bar.

 

To be notified when we are accepting applications for Non-Certified Police Officer positions, please fill out a Job Interest Card with the City of Fort Lauderdale Human Resources by clicking the link below.

Ensure that you check the "Law Enforcement" box in the Select Category section of the card.

Job Interest Card

 

For additional information please contact FLPD Recruiters, Detective Eric Perez, or Detective Benard Beck-O'Steen at (954) 828-FLPD (3573), or via email: recruiter@fortlauderdale.gov.

 

The City of Fort Lauderdale is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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