​​Employment Opportunities

CLICK HERE to complete a police pre-screen application (Required for Sworn and Community Service Officer Positions)

         A career in law enforcement can be a rewarding opportunity. It takes dedication and commitment to become a  quality law enforcement officer and the Maitland Police Department looks for individuals who are up to this  challenge. We are a full-service, professional Agency who work in a modern and progressive atmosphere. If you are  interested in a position with our Department, please read the information provided below. At the completion of  reviewing the requirements and any applicable disqualifiers, you may complete a pre-screen application for  employment (Link above). 

Applicants must meet at least one (1) of the following requirements to be eligible to take part in the application  process:

  • Be currently employed as a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Florida
  • Be currently employed as a Law Enforcement Officer in another state
  • Have successfully completed a law enforcement academy in the State of Florida
  • Be currently attending a law enforcement academy in the State of Florida

The City of Maitland reserves the right to close any job posting prior to the deadline based on the volume of applications received.

Applicant Disqualifiers

The following is a list of some background disqualifiers that are set forth by established rules, policies and procedures. If you meet any of these, you will not be considered for employment.

  • Significant omission of information where it is later discovered the candidate could have made the information available
  • A serious inability of a candidate to communicate in writing
  • Commission of a felony crime within five (5) years of date of application
  • Used or possessed any controlled substance as defined in Chapter 893 F.S.S. within one (1) year, the possession of which would constitute a felony offense under Florida Law
  • Any illegal delivery of a controlled substance, whether or not for profit
  • Five (5) convictions singly or in combination within three (3) years of any traffic violation which demonstrates a pattern of carelessness or driving negligence
  • Has not possessed a valid operator's license for more than one (1) year
  • Dishonorable discharge from the military
  • Have any inappropriate subject matter tattoos that would be visible while wearing a short sleeve uniform shirt and pants or could not be covered with a long sleeve uniform shirt

The City of Maitland is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with laws and prohibiting discrimination on  the basis of race, color, sex, age, marital status, religion, national origin, or disability.

Benefits Package - (Sworn Law Enforcement Officer - Full Time)
Click HERE for a detailed overview of the benefits package

  • $45,927 annually (Based on shift work of 2236 hours annually)
  • Take Home Vehicle Program - Provided after successfully completing new officer probationary period
  • Full health insurance coverage for the employee (Vision and Dental optional)
  • Free membership to the RDV Sportsplex
  • Optional dependent health insurance coverage
  • Term Life Insurance
  • ​Pension plan with officer-selected options: Including an available ​20-year retirement plan
  • ​DROP plan available to employees who reach normal retirement
  • ​Deferred Compensation Plan 457 and ROTH (Participation at employee's cost)
  • Personal Leave: Police - 200 hours annually. Annual accruals increase at 5 and 10 years of service
  • Sick Leave - Accrue 80 hours annually
  • Military Leave
  • Comp Time (Employees can accrue up to 120 hours in lieu of overtime pay)
  • Additional pay for specialized unit assignments
  • All uniforms and equipment provided at no cost to the employee
  • Membership in the Fairwinds Credit Union is available to City Employees
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • ​College Tuition Reimbursement - Maximum $1,600 per fiscal year

PLEASE NOTE: Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications to or from city  employees regarding city business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your e-mail communications including your e-mail address may be subject to public disclosure.  If you do not want  your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.

​Maitland Police Department