The Lighthouse Point Police Department is accepting applications for Law Enforcement Officer and Communications Officer. 

At this time we are accepting applications for Florida Certified Officers.  Applicants are not required to have any experience prior to application.

Certified Officers with experience may start at $73,404 (including professional recruiting incentive)

All Testing at the Broward Institute of Public safety is required for non-certified applicants.  Certified Officers should submit a current motor skills and Swim Test. All results should be attached to the application unless applying from out of state.  See the link below.


See the Police Officer employment information page link at the bottom of the page for salary and benefits as well as the application and the CJSTC Waiver form 58.

Please include copies of the following documents along with your application:

  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • High School Diploma ( GED)
  • College certificate and transcript, if applicable
  • Florida or current resident state’s driver’s license ( Clear Photo Copy)
  • DD214 ( When prior Military)
  • Naturalization Papers when not American Born Citizen
  • Proof of Law Enforcement Certification


Is the testing at the Broward Institute of Public Safety required? Yes,  the results must be attached to the application.  Out of state applicants may turn in the application without the results, but will be required if further processing takes place. Certified Officers do not need a current CJBAT test.

I am an out of state Police Officer, does Florida accept my certification? Please contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to see if your state is recognized and what steps would be necessary to obtain a Florida Certification.

What is the process to be hired? Application, Interview, thorough background investigation, CVSA, Psychological, Medical, Drug test.

How long is the FTO program? The Field Training Program is 16 weeks for new hires with no experience, and 12 weeks for those with experience.

The Training Sergeant serves as the Department Liaison for all recruiting and hiring. For questions about employment opportunities and job qualifications, you may email him at coh@lighthousepoint.com, please use email to ask questions.

The City of Lighthouse Point is a Smoke Free/Drug Free Workplace. The City does not hire individuals who now use or have used tobacco products within the last twelve (12) months.  ( You may apply after the 12 month period has expired) Applicants offered employment will be required to satisfactorily complete a drug screen, a reference check, and may be subject to additional job-related testing and requirements. EOE/ADA

Click here for Communications salary, benefits, and application information.

Click here for Police Officer Salary, benefits, and application information.