Careers: Police Officer
The Miami-Dade Police Department's application process
for the position of Police Officer
is currently closed.
Annual Salary: Min (probational) $53,554.80 - Max $95,321.20
Salary includes supplemental pay for hazardous duty pay and FDLE certification. A variety of additional pay supplements and pay incentives are available based upon assignments. Lateral officers are eligible for a pay increase contingent on the amount of law enforcement experience they had prior to employment.
If claiming Veteran's Preference, candidates must provide a DD-214 Member 4 form.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) sets the minimum requirements to be a law enforcement officer in the State of Florida. From there, each agency sets its own standards to determine if an applicant is suitable for the position of police officer.
- Be at least 20 years old to apply, and 21 years old at the time of hire
- High school diploma or equivalent. An evaluation of foreign school diploma may be required.
- Have one or more of the following:
- An associate degree or at least 60 college credits.
- Two years of active or reserve military duty.
- Three years of continuous full-time, post-high school work experience.
- One year of full-time sworn law enforcement experience.
- Not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement.
- Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, or is found guilty of a felony, or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication.
- Never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
- Successfully pass a background investigation, to include drug testing.
- Pass a physical examination by a licensed physician.
- Pass the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT).
- Complete and pass the physical ability Job-Related Task Assessment (JTA) administered at the Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute.
- Must have successfully completed the Florida Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program, and successfully passed the Florida State Law Enforcement Officer Certification Examination.
- For Florida Correctional Officers, must have successfully completed a cross-over law enforcement program, and successfully passed the Florida State Law Enforcement Officer Certification Examination.
- If employed as a law enforcement officer outside of Florida, must have successfully completed the FDLE Equivalency of Training, and successfully passed the Florida State Law Enforcement Officer
- Must complete a Certification Examination within one year of receipt of the approved Equivalency Training.
- Complied with FDLE mandatory retraining or educational requirements for law enforcement officers.
- Must have completed probation (at least one year) at the time of hiring, if employed as a sworn law enforcement officer with another agency.