To Become A Law Enforcement Officer In The State Of Florida You Must:
Have a valid High School Diploma or GED
Be at least 19 years of age
Have a valid Driver’s License
Be a U.S. Citizen
Have good moral character
No Felony convictions (certain misdemeanor convictions could also disqualify eligibility)
Military Service requires an Honorable Discharge
Lifetime driving history will be required at application submission
All Academy Applicants Must Also Complete The Following Tests Successfully To Gain Admittance To The Program:
Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJ BAT)
Physical Fitness Test (PFT)--to include physical examination, EKG, and Drug Screen
All Applicants Are Expected To Be In Good Physical Condition Upon Entry To The Academy To Meet The Demands Of The Physical Training And Defensive Tactics Portions Of The Training Curriculum.
An Initial Review Of The Application And Interview Will Be Completed Prior To Any Testing.