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Want to Join the Team, but Not Quite 21?

Follow these eight simple rules to greatly improve your chances of becoming a law enforcement officer.

  • Pursue higher education – advanced education expands understanding and develops critical thinking and problem solving skills;
  • Develop special skills – learn CPR, first aid, life-saving, computer programming, or other skills that demonstrate initiative and are applicable to public service; 
  • Engage in community service – volunteering with youth or civic groups shows a commitment to public service;
    Be a dependable employee – demonstrate responsibility by working hard and faithfully; 
  • Avoid unlawful behavior – thefts, drug use, and other illegal acts may exclude individuals from acquiring positions of public trust; 
  • Drive responsibly – a history of motor vehicle accidents and/or violations may compromise a candidate’s eligibility for employment;
  • Avoid drugs and alcohol – the use of these substances is contrary to mature and responsible judgment; and 
  • Keep fit – physical conditioning will improve work performance, enhance health, and reduce stress.

For more information on joining the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department, please call 954-828-FLPD