The Key West Police Department is looking for motivated candidates to become police officers. The police department is looking to sponsor several academy recruits in the upcoming session of the Basic Law Enforcement Police Academy at The College of the Florida Keys Institute of Criminal Justice.
These sponsorships are a rare opportunity to be hired by the Key West Police Department and earn a salary while working toward becoming a sworn officer. In addition, these academy recruits will not have to worry about tuition, uniforms, fees, books, or supplies; they are all paid for as part of the sponsorship.
Candidates selected as academy recruits will be paid while attending the Academy full time. Upon successful completion and passing the state exam, the academy recruit will become a certified police officer, with a starting salary of over $57,089 per year. Benefits include paid health and dental insurance, paid vacations, a take-home car program, and a retirement plan.
Applicants should be at least 21 years old and have a high school education or the equivalent. They must be of good moral character and not be convicted of a felony or a domestic violence-related offense. They must possess a valid Florida driver’s license, have a responsible driving record, must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, and cannot be dishonorably discharged from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Candidates must be able to pass a Florida Department of Law Enforcement record check, medical examination, drug screening, background investigation, psychological test, voice stress test, table of adult basic education test, physical agility test, and the criminal justice basic abilities test. The Key West Police Department is an equal opportunity employer and will consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, marital status, religion, or any other legally protected category.
The Academy is slated to begin in the spring of 2022, but the selection and testing process starts immediately. If you are interested, make contact and begin the process today!
Contact the Recruiting Officer at 305-809-1087 or E-mail the Recruiting Officer for more information.
In the photo: the graduates of Basic Law Enforcement Class #79 with Chief Sean Brandenburg and Capt. JR Torres.