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Apply for a County Police Job

To apply for a job with the Miami-Dade Police Department, please visit Miami-Dade County Jobs, the County's online employment system. Job applications are only accepted through that system.

A career with the Miami-Dade Police Department offers an opportunity for human involvement, professional advancement and community service. MDPD is charged with the safety of over 2.5 million residents who live within a 2,109 square mile area. In order to accomplish this formidable task, the Department utilizes the services of approximately 2,800 sworn officers and 1,500 support personnel.

The Department is considered among the most progressive in the country, an organization that welcomes change and is eager to meet new challenges.

Due to the volume of applicants, we are not able to provide individual status updates. Delays in processing are typically unforeseeable. We appreciate our applicants being patient and understanding with the knowledge that the selection process of public safety positions is extremely selective and competitive.

If you have any questions, please contact the Personnel Management Bureau.

  • Eligibility

    All applicants:

    • Must be a United States citizen at time of application.
    • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. An evaluation of foreign high school diploma may be required.
    • Must be able to work rotating shifts including weekends and holidays.
    • Will be subject to an extensive background check.
    • Must not have been convicted of any felony. All candidates must not have been convicted of any perjury or a false statement charge as an adult. All other arrests and convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
    • If ever arrested, candidates must submit an official court disposition at a later time. Official court dispositions can be obtained from the Clerk of the Court in the county in which the incident occurred.
    • Must possess and maintain throughout employment, a valid driver's license without any restrictions affecting job performance. Out-of-state participants shall be required to obtain a Florida driver's license upon acceptance of employment. Driver's license must show current address.

    To work for the Miami-Dade Police Department you do not have to reside in Miami-Dade County. However, employees who wish to take advantage of the Police Patrol Vehicle Program (PPVP) must live in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach County.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    County policy provides that employees enrolled in accredited educational institutions may be reimbursed for 50 percent of tuition costs, for approved coursework which will enable them to improve their performance in their current positions and prepare them for increased responsibilities. The Miami-Dade Police Department encourages our employees to take advantage of this upon completing their probation.

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Locations and Hours

  • Fred Taylor Miami-Dade Police Headquarters

    9105 NW 25th St, Doral, FL 33172
    305-471-1945
    Monday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    *Closed on County holidays.
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Juan J. Perez, Director

Fred Taylor Miami-Dade Police Headquarters
9105 NW 25th Street, Doral, FL 33172
305-4-POLICE305-4-POLICE

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