A career in law enforcement can be an exciting and rewarding opportunity. It takes dedication and commitment to become a good officer and the Winter Park Police Department is continually looking for qualified individuals who are up to this challenge. We are a full-service, professional agency, with 82 full-time sworn positions who work in a modern and progressive atmosphere.

Applicants must meet at least one of the following requirements to be eligible to take part in the application process:


§  Be currently employed as a law enforcement officer in the state of Florida or in another state

§  Have successfully completed or be currently attending a law enforcement academy in the state of Florida


Basic Requirements

To be considered for employment with the Winter Park Police Department you must be:

§  Be 19 Years of age

§  Be A U.S. Citizen

§  Possess a high school diploma or equivalent

§  Possess a valid Florida driver’s license

§  Meet vision requirements binocular and monocular vision of 20/50 uncorrected & 20/30 corrected

§  Have no problems with color vision

§  Be of good moral character

§  Pass a fingerprint check

§  Have no felony or misdemeanor convictions involving “Moral Turpitude”

§  Have an honorable military release (if applicable)

§  Pass an In depth background check

§  Pass preliminary examinations


Wages/Salary Compensation

§  First year salary @ $50,375 (For an officer assigned to the Patrol Division)

§  Higher pay for Law Enforcement experience

§  Off-duty detail rate starts @ $40/hour & Holiday rate @ $62/hour

§  Advanced education incentive up to $1,560/year

§  Full pension eligibility 20+ years of service

§  Career Development Pay increase @ 5% at 5 & 10 years

§  Paid dry cleaning + shoe allowance @ $120

§  Take-home vehicle upon completion of FTO Program

§  Tuition reimbursement program

§  Health, dental & vision plans available

§  Onsite healthcare clinic


Police Officer Related Benefits

§  Health Care for employees

§  Vision Care for employees

§  Dental Care for employee

§  Optional dependent health, vision, and dental coverage available

§  Comp time (employees can accumulate up to 160 hours in lieu of overtime pay)

§  Paid uniform dry cleaning

§  College tuition reimbursement

§  20-year retirement plan

§  Workers compensation insurance

§  Deferred compensation plan (457 plan)

§  Hazardous duty pay for specific assignments

§  Uniforms, firearms, and shoes provided


Career Opportunities

§  CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management Team)

§  Community Services Division

§  Criminal Investigations Division

§  Field Training Officer

§  Honor Guard

§  Hostage Negotiations Team

§  K-9 Unit

§  Lakes Patrol

§  School Resource Officer

§  Street Crimes Unit

§  S.W.A.T. Team

§  Traffic Enforcement

§  Training Section


Certification Requirements

§  Passing a F.D.L.E. accredited basic law enforcement academy

§  Passing the written State of Florida Police Officer Certification examination

§  Passing a written Winter Park Police Department Civil Service examination

§  Passing an in-depth background check

§  Passing a credit check

§  Passing a physical agility test

§  Passing a polygraph examination

§  Psychological examination

§  Physical & drug screen

§  Oral interview


APPLY AT wppd.org


For information about career opportunities contact Lieutenant Edwin Santos at esantos@cityofwinterpark.org or 407.599.3412.