Minimum Requirements

  • Good moral character
  • Good physical condition
  • High school graduate or G.E.D. certificate that meets State of Florida standards - College coursework is preferred (2- or 4-year college degree or equivalent credits)
  • Meet MDPD's restrictive standards
  • Minimum age of 21
  • Must be able to drive to Police Headquarters within an hour
  • No felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving moral character, perjury, or false statements as outlined in the Florida Statutes
  • No tobacco use
  • Possess a valid driver's license for at least one year
  • Successfully complete MDPD's hiring process [Link to page: Hiring]
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Vision requirements - Correctable to 20/20