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 The City of Pinellas Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Pinellas Park Police Department has an authorized strength of 104 full time police officers. The Recruiting Unit is responsible for the recruitment and background investigation of all candidates who request consideration for employment as police officers.

In addition to our own in house investigators, the agency also utilizes the services of Police Applicant Screening Services (PASS) to conduct preliminary background investigations on all potential police candidates. The completion of the PASS process is necessary to be considered for employment as a police officer with the Pinellas Park Police Department. For more information on the PASS process and to link directly to their web site, please click the link above.


  • Be at least 19 years of age.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be a high school graduate or its equivalent.
  • Not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement.
  • Never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Possess a valid driver's license.
  • Have completed at least 60 hours at an accredited college, be in good standing (not on probation) during your last attendance and have an overall GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4 point scale)
  • Be in good physical condition as determined by a physician's examination and successfully pass analysis for controlled substances.

Selection Process

As a candidate for the position of police officer, you will be expected to successfully complete and or pass the following:

  • Completion of the PASS process.
  • Background Investigation
  • Oral Interview
  • Patrol Ride Along Evaluation
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Meet Agency approved Drug and Tobacco Policy 


  • Starting Salary $43,035.20
  • $30 per month additional for a 2 Yr. College Degree
  • $80 per month additional for a 4 Yr. College Degree
  • Advanced Training Incentive Pay
  • Overtime Pay
  • Secondary Employment Details (available to supplement officers' Salaries)
  • Court Standby Pay


  • Health Insurance at low Cost to Employee
  • Spouse and Dependent Health Coverage Available
  • Dental Coverage Available
  • Spouse and Dependent Dental Coverage Available
  • Life Insurance Available
  • Supplemental Insurance Available
  • Direct Payroll Deposit
  • Pension Plan
  • DROP (2 yr)
  • Deferred Compensation Available (457 Program)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Training Programs
  • Uniforms and Equipment Provided
  • Credit Union Membership
  • In-house Fitness Center
  • 100 Hours of Paid Vacation (Additional Hours Accrue with Longevity)
  • 10 Holidays per Year
  • 16 hrs Personal Leave
  • 96 Hours Paid Sick Leave per Year
  • Long Term Sick Leave
  • Funeral / Bereavement Leave
  • Paid Jury Duty
  • Military Leave
  • 4 Day - 10 Hr Work Week
  • Take Home Cruisers (Pinellas County Only)

For additional information on the selection process or to learn more about the job opportunities at the Pinellas Park Police Department, please contact us at Pinellas Park Police Department Recruiting Unit.

ATTN: Detective R.Hunt
7700 59 Street North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
(727) 369-7828 (Recruiting Office)
(727) 369-5703 (Fax)



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