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Out of State Applicants

1.I am a certified police officer with another agency, will my current salary transfer with me if I am hired by the City of Plantation?

No, all applicants are hired at starting salary.

2.Can I apply before I have a Florida Driver’s License?

Yes, You may apply for employment before obtaining a Florida Driver’s License. However, if selected you must obtain a valid Florida Driver’s License before starting work as a Plantation Police Officer.

3.If I am a certified police officer in a different state, do I have to complete the Equivalency of Training course (EOT) before applying?

Before applying please visit FDLE’s website regarding the requirements.  Click here to visit FDLE’s website.

4.I am a certified police officer, will my certification exempt me from any portion of the testing process?

No, all applicants are required to meet all requirements and complete every phase of the hiring process.

5.How many trips to Florida will be needed to complete the hiring process?

Out of state applicants can expect to make at least three trips to Florida to complete the entire hiring process.

6.What happens during the first trip?

During the first trip, the applicant will contact Broward State College or Palm Beach State College’s Criminal Justice Testing Center to complete all training center entrance requirements. The testing centers will have the most updated information regarding dates and times to complete all testing center entrance requirements prior to submitting any documentation to the Plantation Police Services Department.

7.What is the second phase / trip?

If the applicant is selected to move on to the next phase of the hiring process they will be required to make a second trip to complete the oral board, CVSA, medical examination and psychological exam.

8.What is the third phase / trip?

If the applicant is selected to move on to the next phase of the hiring process they will be required to make a third trip to interview with the Chief of Police.

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