Two horse-mounted police officers at Tampa Convention Center waterfront

Ways To Join

Available Opportunities

Are you ready for a change? JOIN TAMPA PD

Police Officer

Protect and serve the citizens of Tampa as a Police Officer.

911/Dispatch

Are you ready to answer the call and be the calm voice in times of crisis?

Reserve Force

Patrol the streets & neighborhoods of Tampa, side by side with Tampa Police Officers.

Civilian Employment

Learn about civilian jobs in the Tampa Police Department and the City of Tampa

Explorer Program

Learn about a future career in Law Enforcement.

Open to those 14-20 years of age.

Volunteers

Support the mission of the police department through volunteering

College Intern Program

Intern with the Tampa Police Department in a variety of areas of the agency, working side-by-side with sworn officers and support staff. 

Police Recruit Scholarship Program

LIMITED TIME: Open October 1 - 31, 2022

Here is an opportunity to be hired as a “Police Cadet” and be paid an hourly wage while attending the Police Academy (tuition and equipment provided). Click on the link for details.