The Florida Highway Patrol is a leader in
professional law enforcement career opportunities. We are a Nationally
Accredited Agency offering excellent benefits and a competitive salary.
We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
- AGE: 19 years of age or older.
- CITIZENSHIP: You must be a United States Citizen.
Naturalized Citizens are welcome to apply. All Naturalization
documentation must accompany application.
- VISION: Applicants must have minimum correctable
vision of 20/30, with normal color distinguishing capabilities and
140-degree field of vision. Any visual disability, which prevents the
performance of essential functions of an applicant, for which no
reasonable accommodation is possible, shall disqualify the applicant.
- WEIGHT PROPORTIONAL TO HEIGHT: People of all heights
are encouraged to apply. We do not have minimum or maximum height
- EDUCATION: High school diploma or a general
equivalency diploma is required.
- DRIVER’S LICENSE: Applicants must possess a valid
- RELOCATION: Applicants must be willing to serve
anywhere in the state of Florida.
- ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- One year sworn or non-sworn law enforcement
- Two years of active and continuous U.S. military
- Two years of public contact experience.
- Thirty semester-hours or 45 quarter-hours at an
accredited college or university.
Employment preference is given to qualified
applicants who have completed 60 semester-hours or 90 quarter-hours of
college course work at an accredited college or university.
Employment preference is given to qualified applicants who have two
years of continuous U.S. Military service with an honorable
Employment preference is given to Florida Certified
Law Enforcement Officers with one year of sworn law enforcement
Veterans' Preference is given to veterans and
spouses of veterans as outlined in Florida Statutes.
PAID TRAINING: New Troopers receive 30 weeks of Law Enforcement Training at the Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy in Tallahassee, Florida. Recruits are compensated $2,514.88 per month. Meals, lodging, training materials and physical fitness training are provided. Florida Certified Law Enforcement Officers receive nine weeks of Transitional Law Enforcement Training. Meals, lodging, equipment, physical fitness training, and study materials are also provided. All new hires will purchase training uniforms upon arrival at the FHP training academy.
- COMPETITIVE STARTING SALARIES: $33,977.04 annually ($38,976.84 in Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, Collier and Lee counties).
- EQUIPMENT: The Florida Highway Patrol provides all of
the equipment required, including weapons.
- UNIFORMS AND DRY-CLEANING ALLOWANCE: All uniforms
are supplied. Each Trooper receives $500 annually for dry-cleaning
- RETIREMENT BENEFITS: Troopers become vested in the
Florida Retirement System (FRS) after six years of service. FRS is a
contributory system, which means you pay toward your
retirement. Florida also offers several deferred compensation
retirement investment plans. We also participate in the Deferred
Retirement Option Plan (DROP).
- EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVES: Troopers are eligible to
receive $1,560 annually for the completion of career development
courses and/or an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. We also offer a
tuition free education plan and an educational leave with pay program
for qualified employees. Troopers are encouraged to attend career
- LEAVE TIME: New Troopers receive 8:40 hours per
month of sick leave and annual leave. We grant 17 days per year for
military leave. The State recognizes nine paid holidays and one
personal holiday per year. Employees may request six months of
- INSURANCE: We offer extensive insurance coverage for
Health, Life, and Vision and Dentistry. Accident and Cancer insurances
are also available.
- CREDIT UNION: Florida Highway Patrol Troopers have
access to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Credit
- ADVANCEMENT: The Florida Highway Patrol offers a
variety of training opportunities, promotional advancement, and