Police Psychologist Job Opening

Police Psychologist

Fort Lauderdale Police Department is currently looking for a qualified individual to fill the Police Psychologist position.

Responsibilities include the evaluation of Police Officer candidates for suitability for employment with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department in compliance with The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (FDLE/CJSTC) standards.  Employees in this class will be providing psychotherapy to police department employees and consulting on a host of organizational and operational matters as well as developing lesson plans and teaching a variety of subjects to Department personnel.  Employees will develop health promotion materials on various psychological, social and physiological issues.  Other opportunities exist to provide operational consultation (i.e., case-specific behavioral analysis), develop health interventions, conduct research and statistical analysis as well as perform other duties as assigned.

The Police Psychologist will have on-call responsibilities during nights and weekends at which time the incumbent may respond to the field as part of the Department's Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team (CISD), or other traumatic incidents as required.

Employees must apply considerable professional knowledge of psychological principles, theories, methods and techniques, and a considerable degree of professional judgment in the performance of assigned duties.  General supervision is received from a professional superior who evaluates work through observations, consultations, reports, achievement of management objectives, and effectiveness of professional results.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match!

NOTE:  The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.



1. Have a Doctorate degree from an accredited or approved college or university in Psychology, Educational Psychology, or Education, with the field of specialization in counseling or educational psychology, or in a field deemed appropriate by the licensing committee.

2. Have at least one (1) year full-time post-doctoral experience in the practice of counseling and/or clinical psychology, including some experience in the diagnosis and treatment of emotional and mental disorders. 

3. Possess a license to practice as a Psychologist issued by the State of Florida, Board of Psychology, or a license to practice as a Psychologist issued by any other State in the United States of America, provided that the license as issued by State of Florida, Board of Psychology can be obtained within six months of appointment to the position. 

4. Possess or be able to obtain a valid Florida Class C driver's license and have an acceptable driving record.

Must have certification and experience to administer and evaluate the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), Inwald Personality Inventory (IPI), California Psychological Inventory (CPI), Inwald Survey 5R (IS-5R) and Wonderlic Personnel Test as required by Accreditation Standards.  Police Psychologist will be required to adapt to new or changing standards required by the Commission of Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA).

NOTE: Candidates will be required to successfully complete a background investigation which includes a polygraph examination prior to employment.


Please note information WILL NOT  be accepted in person or by fax, mail or telephone.


The City of Fort Lauderdale is an equal opportunity employer.