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Thank you for your interest in joining the Wilton Manors Police Department.  The City of Wilton Manors is located in Broward County just north of Fort Lauderdale, and is 1¼ miles away from the beaches of South Florida.  Our agency serves a population of about 13,000 residents, and our mission is to honorably serve our community with “passion for our profession and with compassion for those we serve.”  If you need any assistance locating information about our agency or the hiring process, please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope after you review the information below, you will apply to become part of our team, and our community.

Gary Blocker 
Chief of Police

Positions – Apply Now
Police Officer - Certified
Code Compliance Officer - Full-time
Code Compliance Officer - Part-Time

Pride in Service with Integrity
The women and men of the Wilton Manors Police Department take great pride in serving our City using our core values of service, courage and integrity.  These core values are the pillars we continue building upon to provide “best in class” services.  Our vision statement says, “The professionals of the Wilton Manors Police Department, through quality training initiatives, innovative techniques and proactive partnerships with our community, will endeavor to be the pinnacle of our law enforcement profession.”   To be the pinnacle is to be the best, and we strive each and every shift to serve our community better than we did the day before.   Come join our team, and you will join the greatest and most noble profession ever! 

Envision Your Career Here
For non-certified applicants, your career will begin with extensive training at the Broward College Institute of Public Safety located in Davie, Florida.  During the 22-week Police Academy, you will learn an array of subjects that will build your foundation preparing you to join our force as a certified police officer.

Following successful completion of the Police Academy, you will enter a 16-week Field Training program learning alongside our experienced Field Training Officers who will provide training, guidance, and support.

As your career evolves, you will be provided opportunities for promotion and qualify to perform in specialized areas such as K-9, community policing, marine patrol, criminal investigations, and others.

Career Opportunities 
Upon successful completion of your field training program, probationary period, and the length of time required in patrol, you may apply for one of these or other specialized positions in the Department:

  • Criminal Investigations
  • Broward County Drug Taskforce
  • K-9
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Community Relations
  • Honor Guard
  • Training
  • Recruiting
  • Marine Patrol
  • Mobile Field Force
  • Bicycle Patrol Unit
  • School Resource Officer

Pay & Benefits*
Salary – Police Officer Recruit

  • $21.00 per hour / $43,680 a year

Salary – Certified Police Officer (Upon graduation from the Police Academy)

  • Starting salaries for Certified Police Officer:
  • $58,221 with less than 5 years of experience*
  • $65,558 with 5 to 10 years of experience*
  • $72,900 with 10 or more years of experience*
  • Maximum salary for Certified Police Officer: $89,294*

* Incentive pay as eligible.

A certified officer hired into our agency will receive a $5,000 signing bonus upon successful completion of their Field Training.

Annual Leave Benefits

  • Vacation Leave: 80+ hours
  • Holiday Leave: 88 hours
  • Personal Leave:  16 hours
  • Sick Leave: 96 hours
  • Bereavement Leave:  40 hours

Other Benefits 

  • Take Home Vehicle
  • Education Incentive Pay* (Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree & continuing education courses)
  • Tuition Reimbursement at 100% of State tuition rate
  • Longevity Service Pay
  • City resident stipend
  • Military Leave
  • Premium Pay for Specialized Unit Assignments

Note: Pay & Benefits are subject to change based on Legislative actions, Collective Bargaining, and/or Policy Changes.

Medical Benefits - Health, Dental, and Life Insurance

  • Health, Dental & Life Insurance – 100% covered by the City
  • Dependent insurance - City pays 50%
  • Long-term disability - City pays 50%
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Retirement Benefits - Pension
The City of Wilton Manors is a member of the Florida Retirement System (FRS). Officers become vested in the FRS after 8 years of service. A retired officer can collect 3% per year of their average 5 years of their highest salary at age 60, or after 30 total years of special risk service. FRS members can participate in a Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) offering a lump sum in addition to monthly retirement payments. Visit the Florida Retirement System website for more information. 

Employee Health and Wellness
Employee health and wellness is our top priority.  The law enforcement profession exposes our professionals to an array of emergency and traumatic situations.  Our department, and the Police Benevolent Association (Union), provide health and wellness service benefits.  In addition, we employ a Critical Incident Stress Management Team to support employees who handle traumatic incidents, or may need support for an array of scenarios. 

Fitness Center and Other Health and Wellness Amenities
Employees have full use of the following amenities at no cost to the employee:

  • Police Department Fitness Center
  • City Fitness Center
  • Basketball Court
  • Tennis
  • Pickleball 
  • Athletic Fields

Minimum Requirements

  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • High school diploma, or G.E.D. under Florida Educational Standards
  • Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver License
  • Be of good moral character

Other Requirements

  • Must be fingerprinted by the Wilton Manors Police Department
  • Must meet our drug testing standard
  • Possess good reading comprehension, writing and communication skills
  • Must pass an extensive pre-employment screening and background investigation

The Hiring Process
The following pre-application testing shall be completed at a Florida accredited law enforcement police academy or testing center approved by the City of Wilton Manors. Click HERE to schedule your testing at the Broward College Institute of Public Safety Testing Center (approved testing center).

 Pre-Application Testing – Non-Certified:

  • BMST (Basic Motor Skills Test) - within 6 months of applying.  
  • CJBAT (Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test) - test within four years of applying
  • SWIM Test

 Pre-Application Testing – Certified Police Officer:

  • BMST (Basic Motor Skills Test) - within 6 months of applying. 
  • SWIM Test

 Post-Application Hiring Process

  • Oral Board Interview
  • Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Comprehensive Background Investigation
  • Medical Examination (Including Drug Screening)

Positions – Apply Now
Police Officer - Certified
Code Compliance Officer - Full-time
Code Compliance Officer - Part-Time

More information pertaining to open positions within the Police Department can be obtained by contacting the City of Wilton Manors Human Resources Department.

Contact Information
Human Resources Department
   2020 Wilton Drive
   Wilton Manors, FL 33305
   Phone: (954) 390-2107
Business Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.