For the position of a police officer (subject to change):

  • Starting Salary $50,044
  • Up to 12% increase in salary for prior law enforcement
  • Advanced training through the department career track
  • College tuition reimbursement
  • Deferred compensation program
  • Dental program
  • Eligible for transfer to specialized units after probation
  • Employer contribution towards family health insurance
  • Equipment and uniforms provided by the agency
  • Health insurance for the single employee paid 100% by the employer
  • High risk, defined benefit retirement plan with a 3% multiplier
  • Paid holiday, vacation, and sick time
  • Special Assignment pay for specialized units
  • Take home patrol vehicle (within the mileage restriction)
  • Vesting after 5 years

Email the Recruitment Team if you are interested in becoming a police officer.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Pass a background investigation to include a drug screen, CVSA exam, and criminal history check
  • Possess a State of Florida Certificate of Completion and/or Certification of Compliance
  • Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License


The Longwood Police Department will periodically hold their written entrance exam for interested and qualified applicants.

Please check the Job Postings for updated information regarding entrance exams.

The City of Longwood Police Department is an **Equal Opportunity Employer**.

Longwood Police Department Recruitment Team Members (from Left to Right): Sgt. Little, Inv. Wherland, Lt. Chenoweth

Recruitment Team 2