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Police Applicant Profile

Police Officer Salary:

 2014-2017                                                                        $41,638 - $64,483  

Annual City Educational Incentives:

Associate Degree  $500 
Bachelor Degree $1000 
Masters Degree  $1500 

Annual State Educational Incentives:*

Associate Degree or 60 hours  $360 
Bachelor Degree or 120 hours  $960 
Maximum Annual State Educational Incentives  $1560 

* For Educational and Advance Training Courses

Department of Veteran Affairs Approved Training Site


Police Officer applicants MUST:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have high school diploma or equivalency
  • Enrolled or have successfully completed Florida Police Standards Training
  • Be in good physical condition
  • 20/40 corrected vision
  • Honorable Armed Forces Discharge (if applicable)
  • Meet Drug Usage Standards / Pass Drug Screen
  • Be in compliance with City of Sanford's Tobacco Abstention Policy of one year
Hiring Process:

Police Officer candidates must successfully complete the following steps:

  • Complete the City of Sanford Job Application 
  • (Job Application and Employment Information will be posted at www.sanfordfl.gov if an opening is available. 
  • Select "Employment Opportunities" to view openings.)
  • Written Skills Test
  • Panel Interview
  • Physical Abilities Test

Conditional Employees must successfully complete the following:

  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical Exam with EKG
  • Drug Screening

All City of Sanford and Sanford Police Department applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department at City Hall, 300 N. Park Ave., Sanford, FL.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Sanford Police Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or marital status.

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