A professional career in law enforcement awaits you in Tampa, Florida.
The Tampa Police Department was founded on July 15, 1887. It is the second-largest police department in the state of Florida and among the top 50 largest police departments in the United States, with just over 1,000 sworn officers and approximately 350 civilian support staff positions. Tampa PD serves a population of approximately 391,000 residents with a per capita ratio of 2.66 officers per 1,000 residents.
Newly employed police officers are assigned to a four-month comprehensive field training program. This work/training environment develops job confidence and expertise under the direction of qualified training officers.