Join CPD - Become a Champion

The Clermont Police Department Is Hiring

Outside of the military, there is no higher calling than that of law enforcement. Do you have what it takes to be a champion?

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recruitment cruiserCompetitive benefits include:

  • Salary: $48,899.76 ($50,013.00 after October, 2023)
  • Retirement: Full retirement at 20 years. Fully vested after ten years of service.
  • Insurance: Low-cost medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance.
  • Incentive Pay: For qualifying Florida law enforcement experience.
  • Uniform and Equipment Provided: Summer uniforms and external vest carriers are available.
  • Take Home Vehicle Program: Take-home vehicles are available for up to a 40-mile radius upon completion of field training.
  • Paid Holidays: Holiday pay for ten city-observed holidays per year.
  • Specialized Assignments: Criminal Investigations, Community Policing, Traffic, SWAT, Hostage Negotiation, School Resource, Marine Unit, K9 Unit, and more
  • Gym Access: State-of-the-art gym located on premises.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience

An equivalent combination of higher education and experience may be considered, provided that the education and experience are in a relevant and related field.

  • High school graduation or an acceptable equivalency diploma/GED
  • Completions of the Minimum Standards courses as set forth by the Florida Police Standards Council

Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

  • Florida Law Enforcement Certification
  • Valid Florida Driver's License

Review Florida Statute 943.13, which defines the minimum qualifications for a law enforcement officer in the State of Florida.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Clermont is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race or color, gender or sexual orientation, religion or creed, pregnancy, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any characteristic protected by law. The city conducts an Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) analysis every two years because it is the city's goal to have a qualified workforce that, as closely as possible, represents the available area workforce and encourages all under-represented classes to apply for vacancies. For a copy of the city's most recent EEOP, contact Human Resources via email or at 352-241-7380.

In compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations.

Veteran's Preference

The Clermont Police Department appreciates our military veterans for their dedicated service to our country. We are committed to hiring military veterans whose training, expertise, and experience will strengthen our agency.

Our department provides veterans preference to qualifying military veterans in accordance with Florida Statutes 295.07 and 295.11. For more information regarding veterans' preferences, please visit the Florida Department of Veteran's Affairs, or contact one of our recruiters.