Recruitment Information

Please Note: The City of West Palm Beach is anticipating accepting applications for the position of Police Officer February 1,  – February 27, 2015.  All applicants must be accepted to or currently attending a State of Florida Criminal Justice Basic Recruit Training Program.

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West Palm Beach Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO ELIGIBLE VETERANS AND ELIGIBLE SPOUSES OF VETERANS WHO MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The West Palm Beach Police Department has consistently maintained the highest standards in selecting personnel who will represent the City of West Palm Beach as a police officer. All applicants considering a position with the West Palm Beach Police Department should be aware of these standards and the phases of the selection process before attempting to qualify for a position.

The application process begins with an online application. There will be a swim test, pre-background, polygraph, full background, oral interview, psychological, and medical evaluation.  Candidates must pass each portion to move on to the next testing phase. The pre-employment polygraph examination will concern the applicant’s honesty and integrity.

A complete background investigation will be conducted as part of the testing process to determine if the candidate is appropriate for employment as a Police Officer as outlined in F.S.S. 943.13. Additional factors that will be considered are; past illegal drug use, history of arrest, incidents of theft, prior work history, driving history, or omissions on the application. Please be sure to review the requirements in the supplemental application thoroughly.  

If you determine that these standards would not disqualify you as a candidate, we look forward to your application and wish you the best of luck during the application process.

The West Palm Beach Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation.