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Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Capitol Police
Tallahassee, Florida, United States (on-site)
3 days ago
Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Capitol Police
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
3 days ago
Min Experience
1-2 Years
Min Education
H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
Required Travel
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
Law Enforcement - Entry Level (officer/deputy/trooper/agent)
Entry Level


As state law enforcement officers, the mission of the Capitol Police is to serve the legislative and executive branches of state government. Capitol Police serves as a specially trained and highly effective law enforcement agency serving the Capitol Complex. It shall be the primary responsibility of the Capitol Police to provide security for the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the members of the Cabinet, and the members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives, and those employees assigned to assist such state officials in the performance of their official duties.

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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) employs more than 1,900 members statewide – either at headquarters in Tallahassee or in one of seven regional operations centers (ROCs). Services are delivered by five key areas: Executive Direction and Business Support; Investigations and Forensic Science; Florida Capitol Police; Criminal Justice Information Services; and Criminal Justice Professionalism. Click here for additional information about FDLE.


To promote public safety and strengthen domestic security by providing services in partnership with local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies to prevent, investigate, and solve crimes while protecting Florida’s citizens and visitors.


FDLE recognizes the importance of growth and success while fostering a family-oriented work environment. We encourage our members to seek opportunities for professional growth through training, team building, and mentoring. Our four Fundamental Values of Service, Integrity, Respect and Quality will guide you as you embark on a lifelong career at FDLE. 


Starting salary will be the minimum of the class pay range, unless otherwise dictated by FDLE’s pay policy. FDLE is a State of Florida Employer and offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave;
  • HMO and PPO health insurance options with premiums starting as low as $50 per month;
  • $25,000 in automatic life insurance coverage;
  • Multiple supplemental insurance options including: dental, vision, disability and more;
  • Pension and investment retirement plan options;
  • Tax deferred medical and child care reimbursement accounts; and
  • State of Florida Tuition Waiver Program. 


Capitol Police was created for the purpose of serving as a specially trained and highly effective law enforcement agency serving the safety and security needs of both the legislative and executive branches of state government. Possible assignments and career opportunities include: 

  • Uniform Patrol providing 24/7 coverage
  • Directed Patrol Unit (Bicycle Patrols / Community Policing)
  • Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit
  • EOD K-9 Unit
  • Special Operations Team (SOT)
  • Promotional Opportunities (Sergeant / Investigator)
  • Protective Operations Detail (POS)

 To be considered as a potential candidate, you must meet the minimum qualifications and requirements listed below. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


  1. One year of law enforcement experience (sworn or non-sworn).  
  2. Two years of public contact experience or two years of active and continuous military service can substitute for the required law enforcement experience.  
  3. College education from an accredited institution can substitute at the rate of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours for the required public contact experience or active and continuous military service experience.


  • United States citizen;
  • High school graduate or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 19 years old;
  • Possess a valid driver license;
  • Not convicted of any felony or any misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement;
  • No dishonorable discharge from any of the United States Armed Forces; and
  • Be of good moral character.


  1. Certified Florida Law Enforcement Officer; Possess a passing score on the State of Florida Law Enforcement Certification Examination and be eligible to receive the Law Enforcement Certification; or -completed the Florida Equivalency of Training (CJSTC 76) and be eligible to receive the Law Enforcement Certification in accordance with Section 943.13, Florida Statutes, or  
  2. Currently in a law enforcement academy, has military experience or an out-of-state law enforcement officer eligible for equivalency of training. Applicants meeting this requirement will be considered, but will not be processed until the applicant has successfully completed the academy or equivalency of training requirements and successfully passed the State of Florida Law Enforcement Officer examination by the closing date of this requisition. 
  3. Florida correctional officers must have taken and successfully completed the Cross-Training Corrections to Law Enforcement training and possess a passing score on the State of Florida Law Enforcement Certification Examination at the time of application.


Capitol Police Law Enforcement Officer responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining protection of the Capitol Complex;
  • Responding to complaints relating to criminal activity or security threats within the Capitol Complex and within the responsibility of the department pursuant to Chapter 943, Florida Statutes; 
  • Enforcing Florida Statutes as they relate to the security and protection of the Capitol Complex;
  • Complying with and maintaining knowledge of all departmental policies and standard operation procedures; 
  • Projecting a professional demeanor while performing assigned duties; 
  • Maintaining communications via radio while on duty; 
  • Attending in-service and specialized training; and 
  • Conducting other assignments as required.


  • Knowledge of the principles of correct grammar usage; 
  • Skill in operating motor vehicles; 
  • Ability to understand and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; 
  • Ability to work in dangerous and stressful situations; 
  • Ability to interact with individuals and critical situations in an effective manner;
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments;
  • Ability to collect and evaluate data; 
  • Ability to probe and obtain critical facts;
  • Ability to describe facts and events accurately; 
  • Ability to prepare reports; 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; and
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


Applicants must be able to work shifts, including weekends and holidays.


Criminal Justice Incentive Pay (CJIP) is a salary incentive which pays up to $130.00 per month (based on college degrees and completion of salary incentive courses); and $500.00 annual uniform allowance. A sealed certified copy of your transcript(s) is needed to verify your eligibility for the CJIP Salary Incentive. 


You will be evaluated for this job based on your previous knowledge and experience. Additional reviews may be performed to screen for preferred qualifications, experience and education. Your qualifications will be based on knowledge, skills, and abilities and other elements relevant to this position supported by the information in your application. Qualifying questions will only be credited if verifiable by the information provided on your application including specifically required software/computer skills. You may be contacted to participate in a selection process which may consist of written exercises, work samples, skills tests, and interviews.  You may be notified by email to participate in a selection process. Failure to reply within a designated timeframe may exclude you from further consideration. Future vacancies may be filled from this position advertisement.


Components of the sworn hiring process include the following:  

  • Completion of Electronic Application Process
  • Completion and Submission of the FDLE Supplemental Application Packet
  • Oral Interview Board
  • Written Exercise
  • Physical Abilities Test
  • Comprehensive Background Investigation
  • Director Interview
  • Drug Screen
  • Electronic Fingerprint Submission
  • Psychological Examination


FDLE requires an extensive background process of all recommended applicants. The elements of a background include: financial credit check, criminal history of applicant and applicant’s immediate family or roommates, personal references, employment and education verifications (which includes official transcript(s)), drug screen and fingerprinting.  This information will be utilized to make the final hiring decision.


Preference will be given to current FDLE members who have satisfactorily completed at least six months of the probationary period for their current position. 


  1. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:
  2. If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be cancelled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

 The State of Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

Job ID: 5706464
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