Police Recruitment

Within 90 days from the date of hire, Police Officers are required to establish residence and actually reside within the counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, or Palm Beach during the period of their employment with the City. Officers residing within the tri-county area are also eligible for take-home vehicles upon completion of the necessary training programs. A move over to specialty positions can be considered following a patrol officer's completion of a probationary period.

  • Detective
  • K-9 Officer
  • School Resource Officer (SRO)
  • Street Crimes Unit
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Traffic Unit
  • Training

The Vision of the Coconut Creek Police Department is to strive to be the best, most-professional law enforcement agency in the State of Florida. To accomplish this, we will continually reevaluate the services we provide the community, in an effort to find ways to more effectively serve the residents and visitors of Coconut Creek.

Our Mission is to protect and serve the Coconut Creek community, in an effort to enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors. The Coconut Creek Police Department is committed to the safety of its residents and visitors and the protection of property, while creating a safe environment for all who live, work, or visit our community.

The City of Coconut Creek is an equal opportunity employer.

Coconut Creek Police Officer Hiring Process

  • Must be a United States citizen at time of application (non-certified)
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be of good moral character and never have been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the United States Armed Forces
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Successfully pass a written selection test, psychological evaluation, medical examination, drug screen, and background check
  • Cannot have visible tattoos while wearing standard issued uniforms
  • Must live in Palm Beach, Broward or Miami-Dade Counties within the first three months of job offer

Florida Certified Applicants - Proof of FDLE certification.
Out of State / Federal Applicants – Will be required to obtain Florida State certification within the first six months.

  • Police Officer selection test given by City (written)
  • Swim test no expiration
  • Physical agility test valid for six months
  • Testing is provided at Broward College's Institute of Public Safety. Contact the college or visit their website for more information.
  • Application and background questionnaire. May be obtained from City Hall or online under Help Center - Employment.

  • Valid State of Florida Driver’s License with good driving record
  • Social Security card
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Marriage license, if applicable
  • DD214, if applicable
  • Official case disposition documentation on any criminal cases
  • Letters of recommendation/commendation, if available
  • CJBAT scores
  • Physical agility test results
  • Swim test results

  • Oral Board
  • Psychological examination
  • Medical examination, including drug screen
  • Comprehensive background investigation, including fingerprints

Police Officer - Certified: starting salary — $27.77 / hour

  • Competitive benefits package
  • Florida State Retirement Plan (FRS)
  • College tuition reimbursement
  • All uniforms and equipment issued
  • Take home vehicle program
  • Mobile phone allowance

*Subject to changes based on the Collective Bargaining Agreement and/or policy changes.

Current Law Enforcement Officers

If you are a current law enforcement officer from another agency or state and would like information regarding the requirements to become certified in Florida, please visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Career Resource Center at fdle.state.fl.us

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