Employment Process

UFPD Employment Opportunities

Visit Careers at UF to view the current positions available with the University of Florida Police Department. Careers at UF will allow you to conduct job searches by simply entering key words such as “law enforcement” under the job search box or refining the search by selecting the categories provided. Applicants should complete their applications before the deadline and attach any required documents. For additional information on applicant resources please visit jobs.ufl.edu/applicant-resources/.

UFPD Interview Process

All interested applicants must complete an online application in Careers at UF. The University of Florida Police department Personnel Office and the University of Florida Office of Human Resources will coordinate the applicant selection process. If you are selected for interview, you will be contacted directly by the hiring department. Once the interview has been conducted, additional steps will take place prior to a job offer being made. If the position is filled or cancelled, you will receive an email notification. You can check the status of your application at any time by logging in to your account and viewing your submitted application.

UFPD Hiring Process

The hiring process at the University of Florida Police Department may take up to eight weeks depending on the UFPD Background Check Investigation. Selected job applicants will be issued a personal history statement packet that must be completed by the applicant within five days from the issued date. To learn more about the job applicant selection and hiring process at UFPD, please read our employment regulations

UFPD Benefits

The University of Florida Police Department offers excellent benefits packages for full-time and part-time positions. For an overview of these benefits and more, visit jobs.ufl.edu.

Here are some of the outstanding benefits UFPD offers:

Awards and Recognitions

The University of Florida Police Department awards and recognition programs recognize the remarkable efforts and contributions our employees make to support the success of our department and the safety of the University of Florida students, faculty and staff. We also recognize the efforts our employees make in assisting and partnering with our local communities. Below is a list of the outstanding UFPD awards and recognition programs.

  • Distinguished Service Medal of Valor
  • Meritorious Service Citation
  • Letter of Commendation
  • Police Service Award
  • Life Saving Efforts Award
  • Officer of the Year
  • Support Person of the Year
  • Student Employee of the Year
  • Educational Achievement Award
  • Safe Driver Award

UFPD Community Outreach Activities

  • Coffee with a Cop
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
  • Black on Black Crime Task Force
  • The Student Community Oriented Police Effort (SCOPE)
  • Special Olympics
  • UFPD Ride Along Program

UFPD Job Titles

Please click on the title(s) that you are interested in before applying for the position(s) at UFPD. This will give you a better understanding of the job requirements and responsibilities for the position(s).

Police Communications (Telecommunications)

Police Communications Operator I

Police Communications Operator II

Police Communications Manager

Police Service Technicians

Police Service Tech I (HSC)

Police Service Tech I (Nights)

Police Service Tech II

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement Officer

Law Enforcement Sergeant

Law Enforcement Lieutenant (Patrol)

Human Services

Victim Advocate