Police Officer Recruitment



Police Officer Recruitment


Becoming a Police Officer with the City of Fort Lauderdale

The City of Fort Lauderdale’s Police Department is committed to providing a safe and orderly environment in our city through professionalism, dedication, an active partnership with the community and concern for individual dignity.

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in law enforcement with an organization that has an honorable reputation for protecting and serving the community, then the City of Fort Lauderdale is the place for you.

Here’s a quick reference guide detailing the minimum requirements and documentation required for the Police Officer on-line application.

Minimum Requirements

Documents Required With On-line Application

  • US Citizen
  • 19 years of age
  • HS Diploma / GED
  • Valid Florida driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Good moral character
  • No felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement or domestic violence
  • Honorable discharge from US armed forces
  • TABE
  • CJBAT (Non-Certified Police Officer)
  • Physical Agility (BMST)
  • Swim
  • FDLE / Police Officer Certification (Certified Police Officer)
  • TABE Test Results
  • CJBAT Results (Non-Certified Police Officer)
  • Physical Agility (BMST) Results
  • Swim Test Results
  • Birth Certificate / Naturalization Papers
  • HS Diploma / GED
  • DD-214 Military Release Form (Member 4 Copy)
  • Veteran’s Preference J-204 Form
  • Complete Driver’s License History Record
  • Pre-Job Offer Questionnaire
  • FDLE / Police Officer Certification (Certified Police Officer)

*Failure to include the above required documents when submitting your application will result in disqualification of your application.


Visit the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Police Department website to obtain more information.

In our job announcement, you will find instructions on completing the application process and submitting required documentation for both Certified and Non-Certified Police Officer. You may access the job announcement during an active recruiting period by viewing our current job opportunities

. It is highly recommended that you review this information carefully.



Downloadable Forms:

Police Pre-Job Offer Questionnaire pdf

Veteran’s Preference J-204 Form pdf

Should you have any questions, please contact our offices at 954.828.5300.