By Ryan Yousefi
The Lauderhill Police Department has announced it has launched a recruiting drive in search of aspiring law enforcement officers as the city seeks to increase its police personnel.
According to the job description, the perks of being a Lauderhill officer include competitive salaries, attractive benefits, and avenues for professional development.
Compensation packages are tailored to both certified officers and police cadets, with officers’ salary ranges spanning from $66,915 to $103,792 annually, with more seasoned officers enjoying higher starting rates.
Certified officers can also qualify for a signing bonus, potentially receiving up to $3,000 upon hire. The department also provides a Deferred Retirement Option Plan that extends over five years and a 20-year pension plan.
Officers receive full medical benefits, including vision and dental coverage, to ensure comprehensive health support while serving the city. Vacation and sick leave accrue based on years of service.
The minimum qualifications for interested candidates seeking to join as a Police Cadet or Certified Officer include:
- Minimum Age: Applicants must be at least 19 years old.
- U.S. Citizenship: U.S. citizenship is a requirement.
- Education: A high school diploma or equivalent.
- Criminal Record: No felony convictions or specific misdemeanors.
- Moral Character: Background investigations assess good moral character.
- Testing: Completing mandatory tests, including the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT or FBAT) and a Physical Agility Test (conducted at Broward College Institute of Public Safety Testing Center).
Candidates must submit a comprehensive application alongside various required documents and certifications as part of the application process. The process entails rigorous background checks, interviews, polygraph examinations, psychological evaluations, and medical screenings.
For those under the minimum age requirement of 19 years old, the police department says future applicants may increase their chances of becoming a law enforcement officer by focusing on higher education, developing relevant skills, engage in community service, maintain a responsible and lawful lifestyle, drive safely, abstain from drugs and alcohol, and prioritize physical fitness for improved performance and health.
For more information and additional details regarding job positions and the application process within the Lauderhill Police Department, individuals are encouraged to reach out to the Recruitment Officer at (954) 714-4803.
- Ryan Yousefi has lived in Coral Springs for over 30 years. He has worked as a writer for multiples outlets over the years, including the Miami New Times where he has covered sports and culture since 2013. He holds a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Business Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.
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