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Police Officer Recruitment



Police Officer Recruitment

Become 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 online application.

Minimum Requirements

Documents Required With Online Application

  • Watch a “Police Officer Applicant” video

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

  • HS Diploma/GED

  • Must complete at least sixty (60) semester credit hours toward an advanced degree (two-year degree or higher)

  • 21 years old

  • Valid Florida drivers license and acceptable driving record

  • Successfully complete an approved Police Academy Training program

  • Successfully meet a minimum reading ability level and pass all City of Fort Lauderdale required pre-employment examination requirements

  • Shall be a non-user of tobacco products

  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)/Police Officer Certification (Certified- Police Officer)



  • Birth Certificate and/or Naturalization papers

  • High school diploma or certificate or equivalent education

  • Complete Drivers License history

  • Pre-Job Offer Questionnaire (PJQ) 

  • DD214 Military Release Form (Member 4 Copy) (if applicable)

  • City of Fort Lauderdale Veteran’s Preference Claim Form (If applicable) (form J204)

  • Criminal Justice Basic Ability Test (CJBAT) Results (Non-Certified Police Applicants)

  • Physical Agility/Basic Motor Skills Testing Results

  • Swim test results

  • 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 Fort Lauderdale Police Department's website to obtain more information.

You will find instructions for completing the application process and submitting required documentation for both Certified and Non-Certified Police Officer in the job announcement. You may access the job announcement during an active recruiting period by viewing the City's 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 call 954-828-5300.