Are you looking to fulfill your dream of becoming a Tavares Police Officer?
The Tavares Police Department hires the finest and most qualified candidates to help reduce crime and maintain livable city neighborhoods. Our police officers receive competitive salaries, paid vacation time, paid sick leave, Florida State Retirement (FRS), and medical and life insurance benefits.
Applicants must have a passing score on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Basic Abilities Test (FDLE BAT) examination in the area of law enforcement prior to attending orientation. Proof is not required to be uploaded at the time of application. Proof of passing examination scores is verified at the time of orientation. The FDLE BAT can be taken at the Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program at Lake Techor any other authorized provider at the applicants' expense. For information on the FDLE BAT, visit the Lake Tech college page or the FDLE/Pearson test page
NOTE: BATs administered before August 15, 2019, will still be valid for four years from the testing or amended date. BATs administered after August 14, 2019, by any vendor other than Pearson VUE will be declared invalid and results will not be placed in the Automated Training Management System (ATMS).
Must be a U.S. citizen.
Must be at least 21 years old.
Must have a high-school diploma or equivalent, although a college degree is preferred.
Must have a good work history.
Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
Must be in good physical condition and of good moral character.
Vision must be correctable to 20/40 in each eye.
Per Florida Statute 943.13, applicants must not have been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Other criminal histories may disqualify applicants specifically domestic violence.
No pending criminal charges.
Must pass a physical agility assessment, panel interview, background investigation, medical screening, and psychological exam.