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