Police Officer Employment
Thank you for your interest in seeking employment with the Lake Alfred Police Department. We are a Law Enforcement agency comprised of men and women who are committed to serving their community with PRIDE (Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence). If you are someone who has these qualities, and are looking for a career not just a job, then the Lake Alfred Police Department is the place for you.
All new officers will receive extensive training. To be certified as a police officer in the State of Florida, an individual must complete a minimum of 760 hours of basic recruit training provided by a certified police academy training center. After completing the basic recruit training, the aspiring officer must pass a state examination on the principles and techniques learned in the police academy. A new officer must complete the basic training and pass the state examination before being certified as a law enforcement officer.
The applicant to the Lake Alfred Police Department must meet the following prior to being accepted:
- Background investigation and reference checks
- Oral interview
- Polygraph examination
- Urinalysis examination
- Physical examination and EKG
- Physical agility test (Sworn Police Officer Applicants)
- Psychological test (Sworn Police Officer Applicants)
- Fingerprints submitted
If you are a current law enforcement officer from another agency or state and would like information regarding the requirements to become certified in Florida, please visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Career Resource Center.
Should you have any questions, please email Chief of Police Art Bodenheimer.