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FAQs

Yes, we are continuously looking for highly qualified applicants.

Yes, officers must live within a 60-mile radius or 2 hours from the police department.

Officers are eligible after one year of probation. Officers must live within 50-miles of the police department. There are additional requirements for officers residing outside of Pinellas County but within the 50 miles.
Days: 8-hour shift. 5 days on and 2 off
Evenings: 10-hour shift. 4 days on and 3 days off
Midnights: 10-hour shift. 4 days on and 3 days off
Days off will rotate. Shift differential is paid on evening and midnight shifts.
Reserve and retired military may apply at any time. Active duty military should time their application to begin approximately 2 to 3 months before their separation date. You may be eligible for your GI Bill while attending the academy and receive additional income. Click for more information
No tattoos on head, neck, scalp or face. One visible tattoo the size of a 3 x 5 card is allowed. All other tattoos must be covered by department approved attire. All tattoos (visible and non-visible) must be reported to the department and cannot be offensive, derogative or embarrassing to the department.
Beards are not permitted to be worn by any personnel wearing a department uniform.
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