Question: I am a certified police officer with another agency, will my current salary transfer with me if I am hired by the City of Boca Raton?
Answer: No, all applicants are hired at starting salary.
Question: Can I apply before I have a Florida Drivers License?
Answer: Yes, you may apply for employment before obtaining a Florida Driver's License. However, if selected you must obtain a valid Florida Driver's license before starting work as a Boca Raton police officer.
Question: If I'm a certified police officer in a different state, do I have to complete the Exam Qualification Course (Comparative Compliance) before applying?
Answer: No, however if you are hired by the Boca Raton Police Services Department we will send you to the class within a year of being hired.
Question: I am a certified Police Officer, will my certification exempt me from any portion of the testing process.
Answer: No, all applicants are required to meet all prerequisite testing requirements and complete every phase of the hiring process.
Out of state applicants can expect to make at least three trips to Florida to complete all required tests during the hiring process.
During the first trip, the applicant will contact the Criminal Justice Testing Center at the Broward Community College to schedule the required tests prior to applying (CJBAT (link to study guide), TABE (link to study guide), and Physical Agility). Note: the Broward Testing Center requires applicants to be at the college at 3:15PM to register for the TABE instead of the 4:00PM.
When the applicant receives all of his or her test scores they must forward those scores along with the background packet and required documents to the Boca Raton Police Services Department.
If the applicant is selected to move on to the next phase of the hiring process they will be required to make a second trip to complete the oral board, B-Pad, and polygraph exam.
If the applicant is selected to move on to the next phase of the hiring process they will be required to make a third trip to complete the psychological exam and the physical exam
**EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER**
The City of Boca Raton does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.