The starting salary is $32,836.18*. The starting salary may be
higher depending on county assignment.
* The starting salary is $34,836.18 in Lee County; $35,836.18 in
Collier County; $37,835.98 in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach
counties; and $42,835.78 in Monroe County.
In addition to base pay, incentive pay is offered for certain
academic achievement and/or career development courses. Incentive
pay ranges from $20 to a maximum of $130 per month.
Sworn Officers are provided with individually assigned take-home
vehicles and specialty equipment (boats, ATV's etc.) as required
for their duty assignments. All uniforms and duty equipment is
provided. A uniform allowance of $250 is provided twice yearly for
0-5 years 4 hours accrued biweekly
5-10 years 5 hours accrued biweekly
10 + years 6 hours accrued biweekly
4 hours accrued biweekly. (104 hours annually, regardless of
length of service.)
9 recognized Holidays and one Personal Holiday for a total of 10
paid Holidays per year.
Once hired, employees benefit from 97% state funded retirement.
Employees contribute 3% pretax. Retirement benefits for Special
Risk Class Service enrollees are available at age 60 and vested, or
30 years of Special Risk Class Service and at any age. Benefit
factor (3%) formula: .03 x high five salary years x years of
Health insurance costs for employees are: individual-$50/month;
and family $180/month, with the state paying $499.80/month and
$1063.34/month, respectively. Choices may be made between the PPO,
and a HMO when available. Supplemental cancer, dental, disability,
hospitalization and vision coverage is available. Employee pays
The state provides free basic life insurance with a benefit
coverage of $25,000;. Additional term life insurance is available
from the state with benefit coverage in increments of 1 - 7 x
employee's annual salary. Employee pays total premium.
You may defer a portion of your salary into a deferred
compensation plan. The deferment is made prior to income taxes
being deducted, which allows the participant to reduce his taxable
income while adding to his retirement preparedness. No state
Tuition-free College Classes:
Employee may apply for up to 6 credit hours per term/semester of
undergraduate or graduate level courses on a space-available basis
at any FL University, Community College, and Vocational/Technical
Qualified veterans will be able to use their GI Bill
entitlements while attending a state approved law enforcement
training academy and for their first year of probation which is
considered "on the job training (OJT)". The average GI Bill
recipient could receive around $15,971 by the time they get off
probation. Go to
to check the current rates.