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City of DeLand
120 S. Florida Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720
Phone: 386-626-7000
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Law Enforcement Job Opportunities
Law Enforcement Job Opportunities

The DeLand Police Department is located in Volusia County, on the east coast of beautiful Central Florida.

The DeLand Police Department is a highly respected professional law enforcement agency. We hire only the best and most qualified candidates available.

The ideal candidate possesses related work history, college, and/or military experience. A strong candidate had favorable work history, driving history, credit ratings, and a low incident rate of substance abuse.

The DeLand Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
Qualified applicants are considered for employment and treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital statis, or veterans status* (*except if eligible for veteran's preference).

Comming Soon:
Firearms Course of Fire
Written Exam Self Test

        Specialty Units
        Leadership Opportunites

Minimum Requirements

  • High School or GED diploma
  • At least 19 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Valid driver's license for the last year and have no more than two moving violations over the past three years
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony
  • Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral character, false statements, perjury, or domestic violence
  • Must not have received a dishonorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces
  • Good physical condition
  • Vision of 20/40 corrected or better


All candidates participate in a thorough hiring process to ensure everyone hired meets our strict standards.All candidates will participate in the following steps:

  • Application
  • Physcial Abilities Test
  • Written Skills Test
  • Voice Stress Analysis (Truth Verification)
  • Firearms
  • Panel Interview
  • Complete Background Check
  • Medical Exam & Drug Screen (after conditional job offer)
  • Psychological Evaluation (after conditional job offer)

    Candidates can expect to hear from us by phone in approximately _____ weeks. Processing time on average is _____ months.

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All full time DeLand Officers receive excellent benfits and compensation package:

  • 12-hour shifts, with every other weekend off
  • $35,556 - $51,564 per year (Officer)
  • Life insurance at no cost; may elect to purchase additional coverage
  • Pension Program - 20 Year Retirement - 3% Mulitplier (2% COLA)
  • Overtime Opportunities
  • Call-Back Pay
  • Incentive pay for eligible speciality units (K9, DUI, Detective, Traffic, Bilingual)
  • Uniforms, weapons, and toher equipment furnished
  • Take home car issued after field training completed
  • Cell phone stipend, for certain assignements
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Higher Education
  • Vacation Days per year accures at 4.61 hours bi-weekly (increases begin after 10 years of service)
  • Sick time  accrues at 2.31 hours bi-weekly (increases to 4.62 at 4+ years of service)
  • 9 paid holidays per year, plus one paid personal day
  • Gym facility on site
  • Local gym memberships included in Health Insurance
  • Free Clinic Visits and Prescriptions at Carehere Clinic included with Health Insurance
  • Specialty Training
  • Career development training
  • TEA (Temporary Employment Authorization)
  • Military Reserve Leave
  • Military / previous Law Enforcement experience buy-back (4 year max)
  • Vacation sell-back program
  • Christmas bonus based on unsused sick time
  • Promotion Opportunites
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Specialty Units

Crime Supression Team
K-9 Unit
Traffic (Motorcycle) Unit
Community Services -   DARE, Police Explorers, Citizen's Police Academy
Criminal Investigations - Property Crime, Computer Crimes, Homicide, Persons,
                                  Robbery, Sex Crimes

Multijursidictional Units

City/County Drug Task Force
Federal/State Drug Task Force

Leadership Opportunities

Squad Leader
Field Training Officer


Some officers pursue the supervisory and management track through competitive testing. Once eligible, promotions to the following ranks involve a specific testing process:

Sergeant (eligible after 3 years of service)

Lieutenant (eligible 3 years of service as Sergeant)

Deputy Chief (Appointed by Chief, must have BA/BS or actively pursuing degree)

Police Academy Information

If you have not entered the Academy yet, here are some things to consider:

Fitness Standards for Law Enforcement Academy - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission approved a new 60-hour physical training course for the Law Enforcement Academy and a 40-hour physical training course for the Corrections Academy. These new courses are in addition to the current 80-hours Defensive Tactics course.

Listed are the recommended entry-level fitness standards for all recruits:
  • Complete a 1.5 mile run in 14 minutes or less
  • Complete at least 40 push-ups in one minute
  • Complete at least 30 sit-ups in one minute
  • Physical fitness at the academy is intense; you must be physically fit on the first day.
Preparation Instructions
  • Build up to running 3 miles a day, 4 times a week
  • One method to achieve this goal is to jog for 2 minutes then brisk walk for 1 minute and repeat for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Work your way down to jogging for 3-5 minutes and walking for 45 seconds
  • Keep reducing the walk time until you aren't walking anymore.
  • When the run is over, immediately drop down and do as many sit-ups as you can, until it is impossible to complete another repetition.
  • Take a 10 second break and then repeat twice more.
  • When you are finished with the sit-ups, immediately drop down and do as many push-ups as you can, until it is impossible to complete another repetition.
  • Take a 10 second break and then repeat twice more.
  • When you are finished with the push-ups, complete 5 squat jumps, jumping as high as you can every time.
  • Take a 10 second break and then repeat twice more.
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