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Why Join the Daytona Beach Police Department?
If you want to truly experience the challenge of policing, the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) offers a highly-diverse policing experience. Tourism, Speedweeks, Bikeweek, spring break and a large residential base provide a unique depth of law enforcement knowledge and skills that are only available here. We are the largest municipal police department on the central Florida coast.

Benefits  -   Police Officer Employment Application
  • 12-hour shifts with every other weekend off
  • 9 paid holidays per year, plus your birthday and employee appreciation day
  • Assigned car program
  • Career development training
  • Educational incentives plan
  • Employee fitness center
  • Health insurance provided with an option to include family members at a nominal cost
  • Life insurance at no cost
  • Military / previous LE experience buy-back - 5 years maximum
  • Military reserve leave
  • Paid holidays, annual and sick leave earned at a rate based on length of employment
  • Paid uniform cleaning
  • Pension program - 3% Multiplier (25-year retirement)
  • Personal leave accrual of 192 hours per year
  • Personal Leave one-time buyback of 40, 60, or 80 hours annually
  • Promotion opportunities
  • Salary range of $38,610.24 - $64,746.60 annually
  • Specialized police related training courses
  • Specialty training
  • Tuition reimbursement program in furtherance of higher educational efforts
  • Uniforms, equipment and firearm issued at no cost to you
  • Vacation sell-back program

  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 19 and 65 (applicant must be 19 before state certification to work as a Police Officer will be granted.)
  • Candidates must have a high school diploma or acceptable equivalency diploma; USAFI is not accepted. Candidates must have corrected visual acuity of at least 20/20 in one eye and 20/40 in the other.
  • Candidates must have a valid Florida driver’s license and an acceptable driving record for employment.
  • Candidates must possess a current, valid Florida Law Enforcement Certification / Completion of the Minimum Standards (Police Academy / Rookie School) as set forth by the Florida Police Standards Council, as well as complete and pass the Florida Officers Certification Examination to be employed.

Certificates of Completion

Certificates of completion may be obtained through most Florida community colleges. The nearest class is held at Daytona State College. Contact Daytona State College at (386) 506-3450.

Out-of-state officers who feel they may be eligible to take the two-week equivalency course should contact the Brevard Testing Center at (321) 433-5642.

Examination Parts
Parts to the examination:
  • Background and fingerprint check
  • Interview - Candidates who are being considered are interviewed by an Employee Review Board when openings occur
  • Medical examination - Candidates must pass a thorough physical examination upon acceptance to ensure employment
  • Physical abilities test
  • Polygraph exam
  • Psychological exam

Military Service
No service time is required; however, if a veteran, you must have received other than a dishonorable or undesirable discharge.

Police Record
Candidates must have an absence of convictions of felonies or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Daytona Beach and the Daytona Beach Police Department are Equal Opportunity Employers (AA / EEO / ADA.