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City of DeLand
120 S. Florida Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720
Phone: 386-626-7000
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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).


Forms:
Comming Soon:
Firearms Course of Fire
Written Exam Self Test


        Specialty Units
        Leadership Opportunites
        Promotions


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
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Processing

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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Benefits

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

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

Leadership Opportunities

Squad Leader
Field Training Officer
Instructor

Promotions

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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