Florida Highway Patrol Trooper

FL Statewide
Florida Highway Patrol

Salary: $50,000.04 Annually

Closing Date: 11/07/2022


The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is a nationally accredited state law enforcement agency charged with enforcing the laws of Florida and ensuring the safety of the motoring public.

Our vision is a safer Florida through Courtesy, Service and Protection. Utilizing a comprehensive education and enforcement plan, along with state-of-the-art training, equipment and technology, FHP provides professional law enforcement services to Florida’s 21 million residents and 110 million annual visitors while patrolling the state’s highways.


Upon graduation, Troopers are assigned to patrol operations. Primary functions consist of enforcing the State’s criminal and traffic laws, regulating the flow of traffic, assisting motorists, performing vehicle inspections, detecting and apprehending impaired drivers, apprehending fugitives from justice, investigating traffic crashes and assisting other agencies upon request. Duty assignments are based upon position availability and agency need. Recruits may receive a duty assignment anywhere in the State of Florida.


Applicants must meet one of the following:

  • One year sworn or non-sworn law enforcement experience.
  • Two years of active and continuous U.S. military service.
  • Two years of employment with public contact experience.
  • Thirty semester-hours or 45 quarter-hours at an accredited college or university.

Applicants must also meet all the following:

  • Age: 19 years of age or older.
  • Citizenship: You must be a United States Citizen or Naturalized Citizens.  All Naturalization documentation must accompany application.
  • Vision: Applicants must pass a thorough visual evaluation and meet the following requirements: Unaided vision not less than 20/200 in each eye and corrected to 20/30; Field of vision must be at least 140 degrees; Must have the ability to distinguish primary colors and have binocular vision; Must not have double vision, lack of depth perception or other chronic eye disorders that effect normal vision; Any visual disability, which prevents the performance of essential functions of an applicant, for which no reasonable accommodation is possible, shall disqualify the applicant.
  • Education: High school diploma or a general equivalency diploma is required.
  • Driver’s License: Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.