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.

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 officer certificate, or be currently enrolled in a Florida Criminal Justice and Standards Training Commission law enforcement officer certification program
  • Pass the Florida State Officer Certification Examination prior to employment
  • Complete application package consisting of:
    • General Information
    • Personal Inquiry Waiver (notarized)
    • Certification of Understanding (notarized)
    • Veteran’s Preference Questionnaire, and
    • Drug Policy Statement
  • Take an online Post Officer Selection Test
  • Oral interview by a panel of Commanders and the Chief of Police
  •  A urinalysis drug screening test pursuant to Florida State Statute 943 (Rule 11B-2700225) 
  • A Psychological Stress Evaluation (P.S.E.) examination of applicant information
  • A psychological test 
  • A physical examination by a medical doctor selected by the city
  • Live within a 20-mile radius of the Leesburg city limits within 15 months of employment.
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