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Civilian Positions


Minimum Requirements

High school graduate or GED
19 years old
Honorable discharge, if a veteran
Pass a background investigation
Pass an Oral Review Board
Pass a drug test

Benefits Include

Vacation - 12 days first year, increasing with tenure
Holidays - 11 days per year
Sick Leave - 1 day per month
Personal Days - 3 per year (from Sick Leave)
Sick Leave Pool
Sick Leave Buy-Back Option
Health Insurance to include Dental and Medical
Life Insurance
General Employee Pension Plan with DROP Provisions
Education Tuition Reimbursement Plan
Bereavement Leave
Military Leave
Deferred Compensation Plan
Uniform Cleaning Services
Full Function Gym to be used either on-duty or off-duty
Annual City Health Fairs
Service Awards


 Online Services
Sexual Predators
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement opens this resource to users in order to enter any address in Florida and search the Florida Sexual Offender/Predator Registry. A map is also available. Log on HERE to start the search.
Purchase Accident Reports
If you need to obtain an accident report that occurred in the City of Winter Haven, you can obtain one from the convenience of your home. Click HERE to begin a search for the report. (Please note there may be a fee associated with this service)
Inmate Search
All arrestees in Polk County are taken to the Polk County Jail and booked into that facility. Click HERE to access the Polk County Sheriff's site for inmate information. 

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