Ft. Lauderdale Police Hiring

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  1. Flpd

    Flpd New Member

    Fort Lauderdale Police Department : Certified Police Officer Positions

    The following information is subject to change depending upon any modifications to the collective bargaining agreement.


    •$54,537.60 annually - upon completion of original probationary period

    Experienced Police Officers will be paid as follows:

    •$58,801.60 annually – upon completion of 1 – 2.9 years of service

    •$61,131.20 annually – upon completion of 3 – 4.9 years of service

    •$63,564.80 annually - upon completion of 5 - 6.9 years of service

    *$65,873.60 annually - upon completion of 7 - 8.9 years of service

    *$68,224.00 annually - upon completion of 9 plus years of service


    An average workweek is forty (40) hours with overtime or compensatory time off (at time-and-one-half) for hours in excess of forty (40) hours in a standard workweek. After one (1) year of service with the City upon completion of probation, a Police Officer may request preference for shift assignment once each calendar year. Such assignments are based upon preference and departmental seniority.


    All uniforms and equipment are furnished by the department with the exception of the service weapon, shoes, handcuffs, and whistle.



    Police Officers are eligible for normal retirement after twenty (20) years of service computed at three (3.00%) percent per year. The retirement plan is supported by the City and is contributory on the part of the employee, who is required to contribute eight and one-half (8 1/2%) percent of his/her (pre-tax) gross salary.
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  2. Flpd

    Flpd New Member

    Non-Certified Officer Candidates


    STARTING SALARY: $50,835.20

    SALARY: $53,664.00 - $81,473.60 (After Completion of Original Probationary Period)

    OPENING DATE: May 1, 2013

    CLOSING DATE: May 31, 2016 at 4:00 PM
  3. Portable81

    Portable81 MassCops Member

    Take home car?
  4. Flpd

    Flpd New Member

    Yes and we have a drop.
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  5. Sgt Jack

    Sgt Jack Subscribing Member

    I'm pretty sure they do. That's pretty standard with most Florida agencies.
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  6. woodyd

    woodyd MassCops Member

    81k in great money in Fla, but I wonder how long it takes to get there, seeing as it takes 9 yrs to go from 58-68
  7. Crazy Otto

    Crazy Otto Working for the clampdown

    What's a drop? (Serious question)
  8. Sgt Jack

    Sgt Jack Subscribing Member

    Here's a link that explains, it's a Florida thing.

    City of Fort Lauderdale General Employees' Retirement System

    Also just an FYI retirees have not had a COLA there since 2001 so plan your retirement accordingly. It's not meant to be a slam but a heads up. Separate from the city of Ft Lauderdale, Governor Rick Scott also eliminated COLA's for anyone in FRS (Florida Retirement System). This includes all Deputy Sheriffs, FHP etc back in 2011 which was the plan I was in.
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  9. Crazy Otto

    Crazy Otto Working for the clampdown

    Wow. Wish we had this here.

    Thanks for the info.
  10. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    We have DROP out here in LA as well although ours is a little different.

    With our version, you need 25 years and 50 years old and then you can stay up to five years.
  11. PBC FL Cop

    PBC FL Cop Subscribing Member

    FLPD is a good PD with excellent benefits and plenty of details.
  12. j809

    j809 Subscribing Member

    What is drop in retirement in Florida ?

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  13. PBC FL Cop

    PBC FL Cop Subscribing Member

    The DROP is a supplemental retirement. Typically one would officially retire after 25yrs then enter what is referred to as the DROP. They continue working however do not contribute to their retirement but rather the city puts a certain amount of money into a drop account for a period of typically up to 5years. At the end of that 5 year period the officer would retire and begin collecting their retirement along with a substantial DROP account. Most people I knew collected their retirement along with another 400K-700K drop money.
  14. j809

    j809 Subscribing Member

    Wow nice!!

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  15. kdk240

    kdk240 MassCops Member

    Wow. Now that's enticing. I'd love to convince the Mrs to move and I'd go for a nice lateral spot in the sun.( But she wont budge). :mad:
  16. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    Ours is pretty similar. DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Plan) is a pretty good deal. Basically you get two paychecks; your regular paycheck and your pension, all at the same time. Hopefully New England departments will get in on the deal.
  17. j809

    j809 Subscribing Member

    I'm too old :(

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  18. sgtmike1980

    sgtmike1980 MassCops Member

    Do they allow you to buy back any out of state Police time toward retirement?
  19. PBC FL Cop

    PBC FL Cop Subscribing Member

    I don't believe so but I'm not 100% positive.
  20. sgtmike1980

    sgtmike1980 MassCops Member

    I know Sunrise does, 5 years. That would a big enticement.
  21. Rufus Teague

    Rufus Teague MassCops Member

    Do they have a lot of cadet type officers? It seems like during spring break season they have a lot of unarmed college age police officers helping with beach patrol.

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