Police Officer

Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Police Department

This is responsible police work in the protection of life and property through prevention of crime and the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Employees in this class are responsible for the prevention, detection and investigation of crimes. Duties of this class may include various specialized assignments. Work requires the use and exercise of independent judgment. Work is demonstrated, supervised and reviewed by superior officers and/or Field Training Officers through conferences, written reports, personal inspections and observation of the results obtained.

Salary Range
$47,017.81 to $78,173.18/annually


  • Must be at least 21 years of age and a citizen of the United States, with no pending criminal charges.
  • Must possess a law enforcement certificate issued by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission; or must have completed a law enforcement basic recruit curriculum in the State of Florida and must pass the State of Florida’s law enforcement certification examination within thirty days of appointment.
  • Must have no convictions for any felony, perjury, false statement, or domestic violence. Must have no DUI convictions within ten years of application. Other arrest histories are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Visual ability must be correctable to 20/20 in each eye with normal color distinction and depth perception.
  • Must reside within a 35-mile radius of the intersection of North Monroe and Tennessee Streets, Tallahassee, at the time of appointment.
  • Must possess a valid Class E State driver's license and have a satisfactory driving history.