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Ways To Join

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Available Opportunities

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

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


Learn more about the opportunity to be hired as a “Police Recruit” and be paid an hourly wage while attending the Police Academy (tuition and equipment provided). 

Equal Opportunity Employer