Law enforcement continues to offer exciting career opportunities in light of the ever-changing needs of our diverse community. To keep pace with these challenges, we are looking for qualified, career-minded men and women for both civilian and sworn positions.

Benefits for Winter Haven Police Department members include:

  • Vacation - 12 days first year, increasing with tenure
  • Holidays - 12 days per year
  • Sick Leave - 1 day per month with a buy-back option
  • Personal Days - 3 per year (from Sick Leave)
  • Sick Leave Pool
  • Health Insurance to include Dental and Medical
  • Life Insurance
  • Police Pension Plan with DROP and PLOP Provisions
  • Civilian Retirement - Defined Contribution plan
  • Education Incentive:
    • Associate's Degree: $360 (Annually)
    • Bachelor's Degree: $960 (Annually)
  • Paid Tuition Educational Foundation Opportunities
  • City Education Reimbursement Plan
  • Career Development Classes: $1440
  • Take Home Vehicle (sworn personnel; after probation and must reside in Polk County or county of residence is contiguous with Polk County and is within a one-hour driving distance of the City of Winter Haven city limits)
  • Officer First Class Program - (sworn personnel) $1,500 paid annually in a lump sum after serving 5 years full time continuously
  • Master Officer Program - (sworn personnel) $3,000 paid annually in a lump sum after serving 10 years full time continuously
  • Off Duty Detail Pay (sworn personnel; varies)
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Uniform Cleaning Services
  • Shoe Allowance - Members required to wear safety shoes ($200 annually)
  • Full Function Gym to be used either on-duty or off-duty
  • Annual City Health Fairs
  • Service Awards

Contact Us

Email Personnel Selection Coordinator Eileen Morse or call 863-291-5858, ext. 2243 for more information.