Application

Police Officer Positions

You must hold a current law enforcement certificate in the State of  Florida, and meet the minimum requirements identified in Florida State  Statute 943.13 to be hired as a police officer at the Port Orange Police  Department. If you have never attended a law enforcement academy in any  state, you must complete such an academy and pass the state  certification exam.

The closest academy is located at the Daytona Beach State College  Criminal Justice Training Center. If you are a certified law enforcement  officer in another state or the military police, you may be eligible to  transfer your certification to Florida.  

To determine eligibility, you must complete an equivalency of  training assessment. The nearest assessment center is the Police Testing  Center at Eastern Florida State College. Provided the equivalency of  training is approved, you can complete the "mini-academy" courses at  either the Eastern Florida State or Daytona Beach academies. You are then eligible to  challenge the state certification exam.

Applications will be considered from individuals who either already hold a current law enforcement certificate in Florida, or are currently enrolled in a basic recruit academy or equivalency of training program. Interested candidates can apply by clicking here.Thank you for your interest in the Port Orange Police Department.