Entrance Requirements

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)
  • Fingerprinting/records check
  • Polygraph Examination
  • 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.


Scholarship Opportunity

Phil Royal Memorial Scholarship Fund
Michael Callin Memorial Scholarship

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