The City of Pinellas Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Pinellas Park Police Department has an authorized strength of 104 full time police officers. The Recruiting Unit is responsible for the recruitment and background investigation of all candidates who request consideration for employment as police officers.

In addition to our own in house investigators, the agency also utilizes the services of Police Applicant Screening Services (PASS) to conduct preliminary background investigations on all potential police candidates. The completion of the PASS process is necessary to be considered for employment as a police officer with the Pinellas Park Police Department. For more information on the PASS process and to link directly to their website, please click the link above.


  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a high school graduate or its equivalent
  • Be in good physical condition as determined by a physician's examination and successfully pass analysis for controlled substances
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Have completed at least 60 hours at an accredited college, be in good standing (not on probation) during your last attendance and have an overall GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4 point scale)
  • Never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States
  • Not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement
  • Possess a valid driver's license

Selection Process

As a candidate for the position of police officer, you will be expected to successfully complete and or pass the following:

  • Background Investigation
  • Completion of the Pass Process
  • Meet Agency Approved Drug and Tobacco Policy
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Oral Interview
  • Patrol Ride Along Evaluation
  • Physical Examination
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Examination


  • Starting Salary $43,035.20
  • $30 Per Month Additional for a 2 Year College Degree
  • $80 Per Month Additional for a 4 Year College Degree
  • Advanced Training Incentive Pay
  • Overtime Pay
  • Secondary Employment Details (Available to Supplement Officers' Salaries)
  • Court Standby Pay


  • 10 Holidays Per Year
  • 100 Hours of Paid Vacation (Additional Hours Accrue With Longevity)
  • 16 Hrs Personal Leave
  • 4 Day - 10 Hr Work Week
  • 96 Hours Paid Sick Leave Per Year
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Deferred Compensation Available (457 Program)
  • Dental Coverage Available
  • Direct Payroll Deposit
  • DROP (3 Yr)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Funeral / Bereavement Leave
  • Health Insurance at Low Cost to Employee
  • in-House Fitness Center
  • Life Insurance Available
  • Long Term Sick Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Paid Jury Duty
  • Paid Training Programs
  • Pension Plan (PDF)
  • Spouse and Dependent Dental Coverage Available
  • Spouse and Dependent Health Coverage Available
  • Supplemental Insurance Available
  • Take Home Cruisers (Pinellas County Only)
  • Uniforms and Equipment Provided

Additional Information

For additional information on the selection process or to learn more about the job opportunities at the Pinellas Park Police Department, please contact us at Pinellas Park Police Department Recruiting Unit.

Attention to:
Detective R.Hunt
7700 59 Street N
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Phone: 727-369-7828
Fax: 727-369-5703
Email: Detective Hunt 

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Due to budgetary constraints, the Pinellas Park Police Department is not sponsoring academy students at the present time.