The Clearwater Police Department seeks qualified candidates to become police officers. If you are interested in joining us, fill out our career interest form located below. If you have further questions, contact Cpl. Melody Phelps in our Personnel & Training Unit at 727-562-4183 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
This process is necessary for in-state and out-of-state candidates. The Clearwater Police Department exclusively uses the Police Applicant Screening Service (PASS) to conduct all of our background investigations on potential candidates.
If you are not yet certified in the state of Florida, but are certified in another state, you may qualify for an equivalency of training course. This two-week certification course will allow you to earn certification in Florida. Please visit St. Petersburg College for further information regarding this option.
If you have not attended an academy, but are interested in a career in law enforcement, you may visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for a list of requirements for state certification, along with other information.
Career Interest Form
This is why it is imperative you complete a file with PASS. After the pre-interviews are conducted and you meet the criteria set forth by the agency, you will be placed on an eligibility list to begin the formal interview process.
Please make sure your PASS file is updated as well. Failure to do so could result in a delay in the process.
You may email Sergeant DiVincent (Jeffrey.DiVincent@myclearwater.com), or Corporal Phelps (Melody.Phelps@myclearwater.com) for additional information or questions.
For those seeking employment as sworn personnel, the hiring criteria are as follows:
The Clearwater Police Department is committed to creating and maintaining one of the elite law enforcement agencies in the United States. An important part of this commitment is our ability to provide our officers with the compensation, benefits, support and resources they continuously answer the call.
Details of the benefits and programs we proudly provide officers include:
*Represents current benefit levels. Benefits are subject to modification by collective bargaining.