To be eligible for employment as a police officer, you must meet the following minimum qualifications at time of application:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen (U.S. born or naturalized)
  • Be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and at least 19 years of age at time of applications
  • Have a U.S. High School education or GED equivalent, which includes United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) tests.
  • Completed at least 60 semester credit hours toward an advanced degree, two year degree or higher from an accredited private or public institution with at least a documented GPA of 2.0
  • Have no worse than 20/100 vision in each eye, correctable to 20/20
  • Possess or be eligible to obtain within seven calendar days of hire, a valid Florida Driver License
  • Successfully complete the City of Boynton Beach Police Department entrance exam

We prefer applicants who have one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Have at least one year of prior law enforcement or security experience
  • Have at least one year of experience volunteering or working with community organizations
  • Have fluency in a language other than English, such as Spanish, French-Creole, Portuguese, Asian and Indo-European languages and American Sign Language

Hiring Process

Ready to join BBPD? Here is how the hiring process works.

  1. Complete the online application here
  2. Take an entry level exam, followed by a videotaped interview comprised of situational exercises.
  3. Vetting interview

Based on successful completion of these elements, top candidates may be presented with a conditional offer.

You will then be required to do the following:

  1. Controlled Voice Stress Analysis
  2. Psychological Exam
  3. Physical Exam
  4. Drug Screen
  5. Background Investigation

Based on successful completion of these elements, you may be offered employment.

Click here to download a guide to the hiring process.

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Salary & Benefits

Starting Salary: $56,825

City of Boynton Beach Police Department Employment Benefits:

  • Take-home car program
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Wellness program
  • Specialized training opportunities
  • Police Academy sponsorship program