Are you looking for a career of a lifetime? Your future is with the City of Winter Haven Police Department.
The Winter Haven Police Department employs 88 Police Officers and 29 civilian support personnel. Our Department handles an average of 60,000 calls for police service a year. To maintain the highest level of efficiency, we incorporate state of the art equipment with on-going innovative in-house training programs.
If you feel you are a candidate that can support our Mission, Purpose and Core Values and Beliefs, a law enforcement career with the Winter Haven Police Department offers a challenging and exciting opportunity. We have a very active Reserve Unit as well.
We offer a full-service, professional Law Enforcement Agency and the experience of highly active policing in a dynamic community setting. This combination has created an environment for the men and women of the Winter Haven Police Department to fully develop their individual potential as they grow toward meeting their personal and professional career goals.
Candidates for Police Officer are chosen from a competitive field of applicants based on test scores, assessments and a rigorous background investigation.
The City of Winter Haven is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Field Training Officer, Emergency Response Team, Critical Incident Negotiations Team, Motorcycle Traffic Unit, DUI Traffic Enforcement, K-9 Officer, School Resource Officer, Marine Unit, D.A.R.E. Officer, Criminal Investigations, Honor Guard
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
Police Pension Plan with DROP and PLOP Provisions
Associate’s Degree: $360.00 (Annually)
Bachelor’s Degree: $960.00 (Annually)
Career Development Classes: $1440.00
Take Home Vehicle (after probation and must reside in Polk County)
Education Tuition Reimbursement Plan
Off Duty Detail Pay (varies)
Deferred Compensation Plan
Uniform Cleaning Services
Full Function Gym to be used either on-duty or off-duty