Why Join Us?

Tourism, Speed Weeks, Bike Week, spring break and a large residential base are among the many challenges we face on a daily basis.

The largest municipal police department in east Central Florida provides a unique depth of law enforcement knowledge and skills that are only available here.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Daytona Beach and the Daytona Beach Police Department are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Police Officer Recruiting - Sponsorship

Are you interested in a challenging and rewarding career where you have the opportunity to impact people’s lives? 

Have you considered being a police officer in the past? 

The City of Daytona Beach Police Department is looking for someone like you! The DBPD is a great place to fulfill your career in law enforcement. The Daytona Beach Police Department offers excellent pay and benefits. The Daytona Beach Police Department also provides the opportunity to be a member of a specialized unit including SWAT, Narcotics, Criminal Investigation Division, Police Motors, Marine Unit and K-9 Unit.

Sponsorship Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Meet the classification of low, or below income based on family size from the chart below, OR be an Honorably Discharged Military Veteran regardless of income level.
  2. Complete the Police Officer Recruit (Sponsorship) application by  going  to the City of Daytona Beach Career Portal's website
  3. Successfully pass the Florida Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT).
  4. Must pass full background check, polygraph exam, physical agility test and health physical.
  5. Successfully complete a panel interview.
  6. Complete a writing assessment (administered during panel interview).
  7. May not be an immediate family member of any current Daytona Beach Police Department employees.
Person(s) Living in HouseholdExtremely LowVery LowLow
*Must provide W-2 for income verification or a copy of your DD-214 to verify veteran status.

Immediate family members as defined by the current Daytona Beach Police Department Bereavement Leave Policy (1226.54): employee’s husband, wife, children, parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, mother-in-law, father-in-law, and other persons who are part of the employee’s household.

Applicants who are selected for the Sponsorship Program will be required to sign an agreement with The City of Daytona agreeing to complete 3 years of service as a condition of employment. Sponsored applicants will be paid $14.00 per hour while attending the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at Daytona State College. The applicants Tuition, books, and uniforms will also be provided

Meeting all of the above requirements does not guarantee a sponsorship. There are a limited number of sponsorships available, and limited funding for this program. The length of availability of the Daytona Beach Police Department Sponsorship program will be influenced by budget, need, and position availability.

Please complete the online application by going to The City of Daytona Beach Career Portal's website

Attach the following documents:

  • Birth certificate/Proof of U.S. Citizenship
  • Copy of Social Security Card
  • Copy of Driver’s License
  • Highest Educational Diploma
  • DD-214 (Prior Military)
  • CJBAT results

If you have any questions regarding the application process, send to Recruiting's email address.

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    Jason Dungan

    Recruiting Officer
    Phone: (386) 671-5407