A career in law enforcement can
be an exciting, rewarding opportunity. It takes dedication and commitment
to become a good officer and the Winter Park Police Department looks
for individuals who are up to this challenge. We are a full-service,
professional Agency, with 87 full-time sworn positions who work
in a modern and progressive atmosphere. If you are interested in
a position with our Department, please read the information provided
The Winter Park Police Department
NO LONGER ACCEPTING
applications for the position of Police
Applicants must meet at
least one of the following requirements to be eligible
to take part in the application process:
- Be currently
employed as a law enforcement officer in the state of Florida
- Be currently employed as a
law enforcement officer in another state
- Have successfully completed
a law enforcement academy in the state of Florida
- Be currently attending a law
enforcement academy in the state of Florida
The following is a list of some background disqualifiers that are set forth by established rules, policies and procedures. If you meet any of these, you will not be considered for employment.
- Any arrest history regardless of disposition or date of arrest.
- Significant omission of information where it is later discovered the candidate could have made the information available.
- A serious inability of a candidate to communicate in writing.
- Commission of a felony crime within five (5) years of date of application.
- Used or possessed any controlled substance as defined in Chapter 893 F.S.S. within one (1) year, the possession of which would constitute a felony offense under Florida Law.
- Any illegal delivery of a controlled substance, whether or not for profit.
- Five (5) convictions singly or in combination within three (3) years of any traffic violation which demonstrates a pattern of carelessness or driving negligence.
- Has not possessed a valid operator's license for more than one (1) year.
- Dishonorable discharge from the military.
- Have any large or inappropriate subject matter tattoos that would be visible while wearing a short sleeve uniform shirt and pants.
- Currently smoke or use tobacco products or have smoked or used tobacco products within the past 12 months.
For information about career opportunities contact Sgt. Jamie Loomis (407) 599-3311 or
This City is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with laws and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, marital status, religion, national origin, or disability.
Winter Park Police Department hiring standards are strict
and employees are compensated accordingly.
- Starting Salary of $38,559.05
- Roll-call differential pay when assigned
to Uniform Patrol
- Annual medical bonus pay plan based
upon the number of unused medical leave hours
- Paid Overtime
- Minimum 2 hour call-out pay
- Incentive pay of a maximum $1,560.00
per year for College Degrees and approved career development
- Generous 20 yr Retirement Plan with
various officer-selected options including the ICMA
Deferred Compensation 457 Program and the "Drop
- Special Detail Pay - $30.00 per hour
Winter Park Police Department offers an excellent benefit
program which includes:
- Health Care for employees
- Vision Care for employees
- Dental Care for employees
- Optional dependent health, vision,and dental coverages available
- Credit Union availability
- Comp time. Employee can accumulate 160 hours in lieu of overtime pay
- Paid uniform dry cleaning
- College tuition reimbursement
- 20-year Retirement plan
- Workers compensation insurance
- Deferred compensation Plan 457
- Hazardous duty pay for specific assignments
- Uniforms, firearms, and shoes provided
The Winter Park Police
Department rewards it's employees with generous holiday
and vacation/leave to include:
- 8 1/2 Standard Holidays
- 1 Floating Holiday
- Personal Leave. 3 weeks first year. Hours increase with each year of service. 5 weeks after 10 years.
- Long term sick leave up to 80 hours, year; maximum of 1000 hours
- Bereavement time up to 5 working days for immediate family members
- Quality leave, up to 4 hours for exceptional performance.
- Paid military leave, not to exceed 17 days per calendar year
- Compassionate Leave bank
be considered for employment with the Winter Park Police
Department you must be:
- Be 19 Years of age
- Be A U.S. Citizen
- Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
- Possess a valid Florida drivers license
- Meet vision requirements binocular and monocular vision of 20/50 uncorrected & 20/30 corrected
- Have no problems with color vision
- Be of good moral character
- Pass a fingerprint check
- Have no felony or misdemeanor convictions involving "Moral Turpitude"
- Have an honorable military release (if applicable)
- Pass an In depth background check
- Pass preliminary examinations
must be met in order to qualify as a department recruit.
- Passing a F.D.L.E. accredited basic law enforcement academy
- Passing the written State of Florida Police Officer Certification examination
- Passing a written Winter Park Police Department Civil Service examination
- Passing an in-depth background check
- Passing a credit check
- Passing a physical agility test
- Passing a polygraph examination
- Psychological examination
- Physical & drug screen
- Oral interview
Once these requirements have been completed
with success and you are approved for hire, you must complete
a fifteen week field training program and a one year probation
Park Police Department supports its employees by providing
training opportunities plus career development. Some opportunities
- In service training
- Career Development program
- Mandatory retraining in compliance with FDLE requirements
- One day of service training per quarter.
- Tuition reimbursement for related college courses, including fees and books.
- Specialization training available as needed.
- Department's own indoor firearms range with computer controlled target system.
Use the above headers to find out what the
Winter Park Police Department has to offer.