Police Officer Requirements – Florida
Minimum Requirements to be a Police Officer in Florida:
- be at least 19 years of age.
- be a citizen of the United States.
- have earned a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) for law enforcement and corrections applicants. A bachelors degree is required for correctional probation officers.
- not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, or is found guilty of a felony, or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, not-withstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication.
- never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
- have documentation of processed fingerprints on file with the employing agency.
- pass a physical examination by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or certified advanced registered nurse practitioner.
- have good moral character as determined by a background investigation under procedures established by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.