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BENEFITS All uniforms and associated equipment provided for both Full Time and Part Time Officers
Benefits for Full Time Officers: Paid Health Insurance (employee), Term Life Insurance,Personal Vacation (100 hrs. at six month. 200 hrs. at 1 yr), Sick Leave (80 hrs. per yr),
Available Programs: Dental Insurance Including dependent coverage), Miscellaneous medical insurance (cancer, disability, accident, etc), Dependent health coverage, Tuition reimbursement, Education incentive, Deferred Compensation Plan (457),Sec.125 program, Pension plan, Employee Assistance Program, Credit Union.

QUALIFICATIONS Police Officer Candidate MUST
-Be at least 21 years of age
-Be a citizen of the United States
-Be a High School graduate or possess a GED Certificate
-Possess a valid Driver's License for at least one year, and have no more than 2 moving violations over the past 3 years.
-Meet vision requirements: Minimum of 20/40 corrected.
-Be in good physical condition.
-Have received an Honorable Discharge if served in any of the Armed Forces of the United States
-Be able to successfully meet drug usage standards and successfully pass a drug screen test
HIRING PROCESS Police Officer Candidates must successfully complete the following steps:
-Pre-screen Interview
-Background Investigation
-Panel Interview

Conditional employees must successfully complete the following steps:
- Truth Verification Examination
- Physical Abilities Test
- Psychological Examination
- Medical Examination to include back X-rays, EKG, and drug screen

Applicants selected for employment will be required to sign a contract agreeing to reimburse some expenses associated with the hiring process and field training program.

Important Applicant Information

Maitland Police Department


Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is the best advice that you can give me on filling out my application?
A: Read the instructions, be as thorough and truthful as possible.

Your application will not be considered if it is not completed correctly. Also, it is imperative that applicants really think about the questions asked in the application. We find that many applicants leave out vital information such as termination?s, disciplines and arrest, which if listed would not have affected their processing. You will be eliminated from the process if it is discovered that you falsified your application.

Q: How long does it take for my application to be screened, and how will I be notified?
A: Approximately 60 days.

If it is determined that you are a viable candidate for a position and positions are available, you will be sent an Initial Testing Notice (and a full application for sworn positions). If we do not have any openings or testing is not available at the time that we receive your application, then you will receive a letter in the mail which will inform you of your status.

Q: Can I call and find out the status of my application or processing?
A: No

Due to the tremendous volume of applications we receive daily, we ask that you do not contact us to inquire about the status of your application or your processing. You will continue to be notified about your status as applicable.

Q: Can I mail my application to the Maitland Police Department?
A: Yes, see the address listed on the following page and listed on the application.

If you mail your application, we will not be able to inform you over the phone that we received it. If you want to make sure that your application was received, you need to drop if off to our office.

Q: What do I do if I have a change of address, employer or any other information after I turn in my application or while I?m processing?
A: Send the change in writing.

If you have a change of address, phone number, a new employer, or need to add other information, please submit the change in writing to the address listed below. For a new employer, we need the employer name, date starting with new employer, address, phone number, and supervisor?s name. We also need the reason for leaving you last employer and last day of employment.

Maitland Police Department
Recruiting and Training Section
1776 Independence Lane
Maitland, Florida 32751

Q: How long does it take to complete the testing/processing?
A: The amount of time varies.

The following is an estimate and could be different depending on the availability of Background Investigators, Recruiters, and business necessity.

Police Officer Candidate - 60 days

Q: Will I be notified if I am not selected for the position? When can I apply again?
A: Yes, you will receive a letter. During the next hiring cycle.

Q: What can I do to make myself a more qualified applicant for a sworn position?
A: If you are certified, try applying to different departments and obtain at least two years of experience. If you are not certified, attend a basic law enforcement academy.

Some of the preferred qualifications that we look for in an applicant are: higher education, military experience, law enforcement related employment, stable work history and a good driving record. The following offer basic law enforcement academy training: Valencia Community College, 299-5000, Seminole Community College, 328-4722 ext. 3220; Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola, 344-5080 ext. 264.

Q: How can I find out about other openings?
A: Contact our Professional Standards Division at 407-539-6224.



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