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Gainesville, FL Police Department

The Gainesville Florida Police Department is actively seeking diversified candidates to serve our community.  We will be testing each month for Non-Certified Police Officers (applicants needing "sponsorship" for the police academy), Certified Police Officers, and candidates seated in a State of FL police academy (at the time of testing).  I encourage you to visit our website for further details regarding employment opportunities and eligibility requirements.  We will be posting testing dates each month on our website and are currently testing as follows:



2017 Application Deadlines

2017 Testing Dates

Testing Type

February 12, 2017

March 13-15, 2017

Certified OR seated in FL Police Academy

March 12, 2017

April 10-12, 2017

Certified & Non-Certified

April 9, 2017

May 8-10, 2017

Certified OR seated in FL Police Academy

May 14, 2017

June 12-14, 2017

Certified OR seated in FL Police Academy


Testing Criteria Definitions:


Out of State, Federal, or Military Police Officers with a minimum of 2-years' experience.  Or, State of FL Police
Officers with a minimum of 18-months experience.  

Candidates who hold no law enforcement certification and require sponsorship for the police academy. 

Must be seated in a State of FL police academy at the time of testing.  

Periodic testing will be held for both Certified and Non-Certified Police Officers (in state / out of state)  and persons currently enrolled in a Florida Police Academy.  Please visit the City of Gainesville's Employment page often, as our testing processes and venues are subject to change.



Apply as follows:


To apply, please visit our City of Gainesville's Employment page by clicking on this link Apply for Available Positions. Then, go to Background Forms  and thoroughly complete the following.  

  • Background Data Packet
  • Background Waiver
  • Physician Recommendation forms 


Note: The City of Gainesville Human Resource department will instruct qualified candidates when to mail-in the Background forms



Last updated 8/25/2017

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