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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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Police Officer Hiring Process
Out of State Applicant FAQ


 We Offer Qualified Candidates the Following:  back to top  
  • 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:

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  • 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 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.



Out of State Applicant FAQ  back to top  

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 Driver’s 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 am a certified police officer in a different state, do I have to complete the Equivalency of Training course (EOT) 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 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 the entire hiring process. 

During the first trip, the applicant will contact Broward State College or Palm Beach State College’s Criminal Justice Testing Center to complete all training center entrance requirements.  The testing centers will have the most updated information regarding dates and times to complete all testing center entrance requirements prior to submitting any documentation 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 and medical exams. 

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The City of Boca Raton does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.