Career Opportunities


 The City of Mount Dora lies in the heart of Central Florida just 30 minutes northwest of Orlando, with more than 15,000 permanent & several thousand seasonal residents.

The Mount Dora Police Department is a professional, proactive, community oriented police agency, which is dedicated to serving our community. In 1984, we were the first law enforcement agency in the United States to become accredited and therefore our moniker, “First in the Nation.”

We utilize the best equipment, latest technology, innovative techniques, and continual training to provide the finest law enforcement services possible.  Our goal is to provide a safe environment for all of our families, businesses and visitors.

The Mount Dora Police Department is comprised of over 70 employees whose services include:

· Uniform Patrol  
· School Resource 
· Traffic Enforcement
 · Community Relations
 · Administrative & Support Functions
· Criminal Investigations
 · SWAT 
  · Animal Control
  · K-9   
· Special Operations 
· Crime Analyst
 · Communications Unit
· Property & Evidence
· Professional Standards 
· Accreditation
· Records Section 
· Crossing Guards 

For Potential Applicants

We recruit throughout the community, at college campuses, and law-enforcement training centers in search of quality candidates with a good positive attitude and who meet our high standards. The process for becoming a Mount Dora Police Officer is very competitive and only a small percentage of applicants are offered a job. 

The ideal candidate is mature and hard working with a strong desire to serve our community while maintaining the highest standards in the law enforcement profession. Applicants should possess a favorable work experience, good driving history, and a low rate of substance abuse.

Helpful Skills

In order to increase the chances of becoming a police officer with our department, it is helpful to possess at least one of the following: some college education, police or military experience, and/or Florida Police Certification. 

Please determine whether or not you meet the above prerequisites to qualify as a police applicant with the Mount Dora Police Department. 

Thank you for your interest in the Mount Dora Police Department, where “First in the Nation” is a commitment we always strive to achieve.

For More Information

For information, contact a MDPD Recruiter at

This City is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with laws and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, marital status, religion, national origin, or disability.