ORLANDO POLICE DEPARTMENT
1250 W South St.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA 32805
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Updated: August 01, 2022
Job Classification: Police Officer
Salary Information: $49,248.39--$82,575.14 annually
Benefit Information: For all benefit information, please visist https://www.orlando.gov/Public-Safety/OPD/Apply-to-Become-an-Orlando-Police-Officer/Orlando-Police-Officer-Benefits-Guide
Candidate Contact:OPD Recruiting407email@example.com
Department Overview: The Orlando Police Department hires the finest and most qualified candidates to help reduce crime and maintain livable city neighborhoods. Our police officers receive a competitive salary, bonuses, paid time off, medical and life insurance, educational reimbursements and generous retirement benefits.
Area Information: Orlando is a city in Florida and is the county seat of Orange County. In Central Florida, it is the center of the Orlando metropolitan area, which had a population of 2,509,831, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released in July 2017, making it the 23rd largest metropolitan area in the United States, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States, and the third-largest metropolitan area in Florida behind Miami and Tampa. Orlando is the 67th largest city in the United States per the 2020 U.S. Census, the fourth-largest city in Florida, and the state's largest inland city.
The City of Orlando is nicknamed "the City Beautiful", and its symbol is the Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain, commonly referred to as simply the "Lake Eola fountain" at Lake Eola Park. The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the 13th busiest airport in the United States and the 29th busiest in the world.
Orlando is one of the most visited cities in the world primarily due to tourism, major events, and convention traffic; in 2018, the city drew more than 75 million visitors.
Population: 307,573 (2020 U.S. Census)
Citizenship Required: Required
High School Grad/GED: Required
Valid FLORIDA Driver's License: Applicant must have possessed a valid driver's license for at least one (1) year prior to the date of application and continuing to the date of employment.
Applicant must possess a valid Florida operator's license by the date of his/her employment as an employee with the City of Orlando Police Department.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Required
Vision: Meet vision requirements: One eye may be 20/100 corrected to 20/20; the other eye no more than 20/70 corrected to 20/20.
College: College coursework preferred.
Academy Certification: We hire both non-certified applicants and certified law enforcement officers.
Prior Experience: Not required but preferred.
Additional Requirements: PROBATIONARY PERIOD:
Permanent status to this position requires a probationary period of twelve (12) months, during which time performance will be carefully evaluated. Permanent status will be granted only if work performance is judged to be satisfactory.
SIGNIFICANT JOB REQUIREMENTS:
As a police officer, you will be required to work any hour of the day, any day of the week, and on any recognized holiday. You will be required to work in any area of the city. You will be required to maintain proficiency in the use of police equipment. You will be required to work with and for persons of differing race, sex, religious affiliations, age groups, and physical disabilities.
Please Note: The display of any tattoo, scarification, brand, or other body ornamentation considered offensive, regardless of its location, while on duty or in any Department facility is not permitted and shall be covered at all times.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
The Orlando Police Department is firmly committed to equal employment opportunity and provides for equal opportunity before and during employment with the Department for all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not job related. The Department's policy of equality of opportunity applies to all levels of employment in the Department and to all job classifications. In addition, it is the responsibility of each department manager and supervisor to give the Department's non-discrimination policy full support through leadership and by personal example. In addition, it is the duty of each employee to help maintain a work environment which is conducive to and which reflects the Department's commitment to equal employment opportunity. Every effort will be made to employ and retain qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of July 26, 1990, the Orlando Police Department exercises an affirmative duty to make reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities and employees so that qualified individuals can perform the essential functions of a job.
Hiring Process: IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: SIGNIFICANT SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION
Candidates should first complete the Police Officer Application at this link: Job Opportunities | Sorted by Job Title Ascending | Job Opportunities (government jobs)
Your Police Officer Application will be reviewed and select individuals will be contacted to complete the entry-level law enforcement exam, Frontline National. There is additional information as to the content of this exam, on NTN’s website at this link: Frontline National Exam.
Those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted by the Orlando Police Department as to which method they prefer to complete the Frontline National Exam. There are two different options on how to complete the exam. These options are described below. DO NOT SCHEUDLE OR COMPLETE FRONTLINE NATIONAL VIA NTN UNLESS CONTACTED BY THE ORLANDO POLICE DEPARTMENT. CANDIDATES WILL FIRST NEED TO RECEIVE AN INDIVIDUALIZED LINK VIA OPD TO SCHEDULE THEIR FRONTLINE NATIONAL EXAM, IF SCHEDULING YOUR EXAM VIA NTN.
There are two (2) options on how to complete the Frontline National Exam. Selected applicants will be contacted by OPD as to which method they prefer.
Applicant will be disqualified if: