GENERAL INFORMATION FOR POLICE OFFICER APPLICANTS
Experienced Police Officers will be paid as follows:
1 - 2.9 years of service $60,091.20 annually
3 - 4.9 years of service $62,483.20 annually
5 - 6.9 years of service $64,979.20 annually
7 - 8.9 years of service $67,329.60 annually
9 or more years of service $ 69,742.40 annually, plus liberal fringe benefits
Average workweek is forty (40) hours with overtime or compensatory time off (at time-and-one-half) for hours in excess of forty (40) hours in a standard workweek. After one (1) year of service with the City, a Police Officer may request preference for shift assignment once each calendar year. Such assignments are based upon departmental seniority and your preference.
All uniforms and required equipment are furnished by the department with the exception of the service weapon, shoes, handcuffs, and whistle.
Police Officers are eligible for normal retirement after twenty (20) years of service computed at three (3%) percent per year up to a maximum of 75%. The retirement plan is supported by the City and is contributory on the part of the employee, who is required to contribute eight and one-half (8.5%) percent of his/her (pre-tax) gross salary.
Vacation – Sick Leave - Hospitalization
Vacation is accrued at a rate of 120.12 hrs. per year; nine (9) paid holidays and three (3) personal holidays per year.
There is also sick leave benefit (with options to convert sick leave to vacation or cash.)
The Union will provide and administer a comprehensive group health and dental plan for all members of the Bargaining Unit.
After one (1) year of service with the City, a Police Officer may participate in the Tuition Refund program for partial or full reimbursement of tuition for job-related college course work (based on grades).
The City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department is one of the finest in the country, and as such, employs the best qualified applicants. During the examination process, emphasis is placed on a candidate's CHARACTER. Indications of your honesty and integrity begin with the submission of your application. All information provided on your application, and all other forms submitted for processing, must be true, accurate, and without omission, as well as in all other stages of the testing process. This is a critical component of the process in determining if the "Moral Character" of a candidate is appropriate for employment as a Police Officer. We will verify the information through various sources, including an intensive background investigation and a comprehensive polygraph examination.