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Employment

Qualifications:

We Are #SPD Strong

Police Officer applicants MUST:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have high school diploma or equivalency
  • Enrolled or have successfully completed Florida Police Standards Training
  • Be in good physical condition
  • 20/40 corrected vision
  • Honorable Armed Forces Discharge (if applicable)
  • Meet Drug Usage Standards / Pass Drug Screen
  • Be in compliance with City of Sanford’s Tobacco Abstention Policy of one year

Police Officer Cadet applicants MUST:

  • Be at least 21 years of age by the time of swearing in
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalency
  • Be able to meet all conditions and expectations set forth by Florida Police Standards Training
  • Be in good physical condition
  • 20/40 corrected vision
  • Honorable Armed Forces Discharge (if applicable)
  • Meet Drug Usage Standards / Pass Drug Screen

All City of Sanford and Sanford Police Department applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department. 

The Sanford Police Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or marital status.

Hiring Process

Police Officer Salary:

2020-2021
$44,000 – $68,140

Annual City Incentives:

Associate Degree – $500

Bachelor Degree – $1000

Masters Degree – $1500

Annual State Incentives:

Associate Degree or 60 hours – $360
Bachelor Degree or 120 hours  – $960
Max Annual State Educational – $1560

Police Officer candidates must successfully complete the following steps:

  • Complete the City of Sanford Job Application
  • (Job Application and Employment Information will be posted
    at Job Opportunities if an opening is available.
  • Select “Employment Opportunities” to view openings.)
  • Written Skills Test
  • Panel Interview
  • Physical Abilities Test

Conditional Employees must successfully complete the following:

  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical Exam with EKG
  • Drug Screening