Police Recruit (Non-certified Police Officer)

Hialeah, FL
Hialeah Police Department

Salary: $1,923 Bi-weekly.

Essential Functions:

  • Timely attends and participates in all lectures, demonstrations, applications, formations, inspections, examinations, and any other gatherings conducted as a part of basic law enforcement courses and remedial training.
  • Studies, comprehends, retains, and successfully demonstrates attained knowledge and skills garnered from all lectures, texts, material, data, and any other sources of information on subjects presented by the academy.
  • Safely fires a qualifying score with small arms.
  • Maintains a healthy physical condition and skills necessary to agilely accomplish arduous tasks, goals, assignments, etc.
  • Adapts and adheres to the conduct and attitudes required by training advisors, instructors, and administrators of the academy.
  • Is appropriately attired at all times.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be at least 19 years of age (no maximum).
  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent from an accredited state or private school recognized by the State of Florida Board of Education, or any other State meeting Florida Police Standards requirements.
  • Must have a valid driver license from any state provided that a valid Florida driver license is presented to the Professional Compliance Bureau during the background process.
  • Must pass State guidelines as determined by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for entrance into the police academy. The State requires all applicants to pass a Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) for entrance into a State of Florida Certified Basic Law Enforcement Academy.
  • Complete a course of basic recruit training approved by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC), unless exempt, and achieve an acceptable score on the officer certification exam in accordance with Florida Statutes. Fla. Stat. 943.13(9) and (10).
  • Comply with Section 943.135 Florida Statutes, and CJSTC continuing training and education requirements. Fla. Stat. 943.13(11).
  • Have not been convicted of any felony or of any misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement.
  • Have never received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • Have good moral character.
  • Must be able to read and write the English language.
  • Must be able to pass a comprehensive background check.
  • Must complete any additional training required by the Hialeah Police Department.
  • By the time of police orientation applicants must successfully acquire a passing CJBAT and passing of P.A.T. (P.A.T will be scheduled by the City of Hialeah).
  • P.A.T. information can be found in the attached file.