Two horse-mounted police officers at Tampa Convention Center waterfront

Ways To Join

Available Opportunities

Join the Tampa Police Department

Police Officer

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


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.


Support the mission of the police department through volunteering

Police Recruit Scholarship Program

LIMITED TIME: Open October 1 - 31, 2021

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.