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Application and Selection Process

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Obtain a State of Florida Employment Application
From a
Regional Recruitment Officer
OR From any
FHP Station
OR Online at
Career Opportunities
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Mail or electronically submit your application to:
Florida Highway Patrol
Chief Background Investigator
2900 Apalachee Parkway, MS 49
Tallahassee, FL 32399
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The Chief Background Investigator mails all applicants a letter detailing the status of their application.
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Applicants who meet minimum qualifications are scheduled for pre-employment testing. They are mailed a Supplemental Law Enforcement Application
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Applicants take the written Florida Criminal Justice-Basic Abilities Test (FCJ-BAT) and Physical Abilities Test (PAT).
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The Chief Background Investigator reviews the Supplemental Applications. A Credit Check is conducted.
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Polygraph Exam
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Psychological Screening
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Medical & Vision Exams
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Background Investigation
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The Colonel reviews the applicants and makes an employment decision.
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Applicants are offered employment and attend the Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy

NOTE: Progression from one step to the next is contingent upon successful completion of the previous step.


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