Certification Requirements

Several requirements must be met in order to qualify as a department recruit. They include:

  • Passing a F.D.L.E. accredited basic law enforcement academy
  • Passing the written State of Florida Police Officer Certification examination
  • Passing a written Winter Park Police Department Civil Service examination
  • Passing an in-depth background check
  • Passing a credit check
  • Passing a physical agility test
  • Passing a polygraph examination
  • Psychological examination
  • Physical & drug screen
  • Oral interview

Once these requirements have been successfully completed applicants, are approved for hire and must then complete a fifteen week field training program and a one year probation period.