Police Officer

Largo Police focuses on increasing the quality of police service to the community through recruitment, selection, training, inspections, quality assurance, and disciplinary administration. Our vision is to be the agency of choice through strategic policing, strong community relationships, and empowering leadership at all levels. Learn more below and apply now.

Police Officer Employment

What You'll Do
Largo Police Officers perform general duty police work in the enforcement of laws and ordinances. An officer is responsible for the protection of life and property, for the prevention, detection, and investigation of crime, and for maintaining law and order. Specific assignments are received as a result of calls for police service and from superior officers and are carried out in accordance with established rules and procedures. However, officers must be able to act without direct supervision in meeting emergencies and unusual situations.

What's Required
  • Must be at least 19 years of age
  • A citizen of the United States of America
  • Minimum of 60 college credits or two years prior Law Enforcement/Military experience
  • Valid Florida Drivers License (Class E)
  • No felony or misdemeanor of character convictions
  • No objectionable/offensive tattoos visible in a police uniform
  • See employment application for specific requirements
Hiring Process
  1. Apply Online via the City of Largo job portal at Largo.com/Jobs
    • If no openings are available, sign up for job alerts and be the first to know when new career opportunities are on the horizon. To sign up for alerts, visit Largo.com/Jobs and click the "Sign In" link then "Create Account."
  2. Complete a Police Applicant Screening Service (PASS) Application
  3. Participate in an Oral Board Interview, Scenario Testing, Ride-Along, Chief's Interview
Next Steps after job offer
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Medical Examination and Drug Screen
  • Successful candidates must complete a one-year probationary period from date of hire
Specialty Assignments
  • SWAT Team 
  • K9 Unit
  • Detective Division
  • Traffic Safety/DUI/Motor Unit
  • Honor Guard
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Problem-Oriented Police Unit
  • Special Incident Response Team (SIRT)
  • School Resource Officer (SRO)
  • Tactical Reconnaissance Unit (drones)
  • Crisis Negotiations Team
Salary & Benefits
Largo Police Department Pay Scale and Benefits: 

  • Starting salary: $63,003.00 ($30.29/hr.) - $90,646.40 (43.58/hr.)
  • 25-year pension at a 2.75% multiplier and a 7-year DROP
  • Salary incentives for lateral entry, AA or higher degrees, Shift Differential, Specialty Unit Pay 
  • $1,000 Relocation Expenses
  • 5% and 10% Signing Bonuses Available
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • All Equipment Provided
  • Beards, Visible Tattoos, and Outer Vest Carriers are Permitted
  • Paid Dry Cleaning for All Duty Attire
  • In- and Out-of-County Take-Home Vehicle Program
  • Annual Sick, Vacation, and Personal Leave
  • Single/family Health and Dental Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Post-employment Health Savings Plan
Visit Largo Lifeline to see insurance plans and benefits package

Potential Applicants

The tabs below gives potential applicants an idea of pay range upon hire, with or without experience.
No prior law enforcement experience, but have completed the academy or will be completed by the start date
I'm applying with...
No prior law enforcement experience, but have completed the academy or will be completed by the start date

Your hourly/salary pay will be… 
$30.29 an hour / $63,003 a year
5 years or more of full-time, sworn LEO experience within FL
I'm applying with...
5 years or more of full-time, sworn LEO experience within FL

Your hourly/salary pay will be...
$32.86 an hour / $74,068
Less than 5 years of full-time, sworn LEO experience within FL
I'm applying with...
Less than 5 years of full-time, sworn LEO experience within FL

Your hourly/salary pay will be…
$30.29 an hour / $63,003 a year and a possible 5% or 10% signing bonus based off scoring criteria
10 years or more of full-time, sworn LEO experience out-of-state
I'm applying with... 
10 years or more of full-time, sworn LEO experience out-of-state

Your hourly/salary pay will be… 
$35.61 an hour / $74,068
Less than 10 years of full-time, sworn LEO experience out-of-state
I'm applying with... 
Less than 10 years of full-time, sworn LEO experience out-of-state

Your hourly/salary pay will be… 
$30.29 an hour / $63,003 a year and a possible 5% or 10% signing bonus based off scoring criteria
Anticipation of being hired while in the academy
I'm applying with... 
Anticipation of being hired while in the academy

Your hourly/salary pay will be… 
$26.60 an hour – After academy graduation and pass the state exam then $30.29 an hour. Academy tuition reimbursed half upon hire, the other half after FTO successfully completed.
Anticipation of being sponsored before an academy starts
I'm applying with... 
Anticipation of being sponsored before an academy starts

Your hourly/salary pay will be… 
$26.60 an hour – After academy graduation and pass the state exam then $30.29 an hour. All tuition and expenses paid for.

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