Employment Information

The Boca Raton Police Services Department received National Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies in 1989.

The Department employs 211 sworn officers and 105 civilian employees.  Our agency prides itself on the professional atmosphere and the professional demeanor of our employees.  We strive to recruit only the most dedicated and qualified people.

Your first step to joining the Boca Raton Police Services Department is to Apply Online

Non-certified officer candidates will be required to attend a Florida Criminal Justice Entry Level Training Program (police academy) selected by the department. In addition to the department’s established hiring criteria, candidates must meet all training center entrance requirements and maintain academic and performance standards throughout the course of study.
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We offer Qualified Candidates the following:
  • A starting salary of $57,617
  • A take-home car program for Broward & Palm Beach counties
  • $1,300 annual uniform allowance
  • $1,200 annual crash-free bonus
  • Firearms issued
  • Annual longevity bonus after 5 years
  • On-duty workout program
  • 20-year pension plan
  • A 5-year D.R.O.P
  • 12-hour shifts
To be considered for the position of police officer, YOU MUST:
  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Not have been convicted of a felony
  • Not have been convicted of perjury
  • Be of good moral character
  • Have a minimum of 60 college credits from an accredited college OR two (2) years active duty military with an honorable discharge OR two (2) years certified law enforcement experience as a police officer (Not a correctional officer)
  • You may apply for employment before obtaining a Florida Driver's License. If selected, you must obtain a valid Florida Driver's License before starting work as a Boca Raton Police Officer
  • NOTE: While on duty, employees are not permitted to have any tattoos visible