Key West Police Department Recruitment

Police Recruitment

The Key West Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.  The Key West Police Department is a full-time Law Enforcement agency serving over 30,000 residents daily, offering careers in Law Enforcement and Civilian Support Positions.  The City of Key West offers a comprehensive benefits package to its employees, including time off, holidays, and personal time.  Paid time off encourages and supports a healthy work-life balance and helps to retain and attract talent.  The Key West Police Department currently accepts applications for Certified or immediately certifiable individuals in Florida.


Paid Holidays:

The City of Key West observes 12 paid holidays per year for full-time Police officers and employees covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement:

    • New Year's Day
    • Martin Luther King's Birthday
    • Presidents Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Easter
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Columbus Day
    • Veterans' Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Friday after Thanksgiving
    • Christmas Day

Accrual of Leave:

Associates are entitled to paid vacation after completing 12 months of employment.

Vacation Pay is accrued based on length of service.  

  •       5 Years or Less 2 Weeks Paid Vacation
  •       5 to 10 Years 3 Weeks Paid Vacation
  •       More than 10 Years 4 Weeks Paid Vacation     

Sick Pay is accrued at 12 days per year.

Pension Plan:

Police Pension Plan is a contribution of 7 % of pay. After a 6 month probationary period, the city will contribute as described in the defined contribution pension summary. Full vesting after 10 years of service and a full retirement option is available after 20 years of service. 


The employee is responsible for paying $25.00 per pay period toward health, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage.  The City pays 100% of the premium cost for the employee's life insurance policy in the amount of $15,000.00. 

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