Police Cadet or Police Officer

Saint Petersburg, FL
St. Petersburg Police Department


  • Police Cadet Salary: $44,034.
  • Police Officer Salary: $65,171 – $104,177.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

This is police work involving the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. The Department is accepting applications for Police Officer (Florida Certified Law Enforcement Officers) and Police Cadet (Full Academy Sponsorship Program -or- Equivalency of Training Academy Sponsorship for out-of-state Certified Law Enforcement Officer). Certified Police Officer candidates may be eligible for a new hire incentive payment and a higher pay grade for prior law enforcement experience. This position requires a supplemental application information and documents. Applicants will only be considered after submitting required documents.


  • Qualified applicants must possess and maintain a State of Florida Class “E” Driver License;
  • At least 19 years of age;
  • Must meet the education requirement of 30 semester hours (for full academy sponsorship), 60 semester hours (for Out-of-State and Florida Certified law enforcement officers) or the requirements for exemption of college hours based on three (3) years of military or two (2) years of sworn law enforcement experience; and
  • Must meet all criteria of the City’s current “Selection Standards for Police Officer Positions”.
  • Selection standards and position requirements are listed on the above-mentioned webpage.