All applicants to the Leesburg Police Department MUST:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Be of good moral character
  • Possess a valid Florida driver’s license with a satisfactory driving history
  • Possess a current Florida law enforcement certificate, have completed the Florida CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training or equivalency, or be currently enrolled in a Florida Criminal Justice and Standards Training Commission certification program
  • Pass the Florida State Officer Certification Examination prior to employment
  • Successfully complete the online POST examination prior to employment
  • Participate in an oral review board
  • Successfully complete a rigorous and thorough police background investigation to include a computer voice stress analysis (CVSA) truth verification examination
  • Satisfactorily complete all psychological and medical screenings and examinations

The Leesburg Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.  We seek to hire a diverse and highly competent workforce which reflects the community we serve.

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