Police Employment

Police Employment

The City of Fort Walton Beach Police Department accepts applications and pre-employment questionnaires for Police Officer positions on an on-going basis. Communications Officer applications and pre-employment questionnaires are accepted only when there is a vacancy. If you are unable or do not wish to download the application or lengthy questionnaires and wish to have them mailed to you, please contact the Human Resources Department via phone at 850.833.9507 or email us.

Application Process

Applicants for Police Officer or Communications Officer positions must complete a City of Fort Walton Beach application and also submit a Pre-Employment Questionnaire. If you are a veteran, please also submit the Applicant Survey Form/Veterans’ Preference. Application, questionnaire and Veteran’s Preference forms must be completed in applicant’s own handwriting. The Human Resources Department receives the completed application, questionnaire and Veteran’s Preference forms. All documents are then forwarded to the Chief of Police for review, consideration and background investigation. For Police Officer and Communications Officer positions, the application process may take several weeks to complete.

Questionnaires are required to be notarized … two to three places (dependent upon prior military service) in the Police Officer Questionnaire; one place in the Communications Officer Questionnaire. The Human Resources Department has a Notary Public on staff if needed.

A copy of a valid driver’s license and Social Security card must accompany all paperwork.

Police Officer Interest Package

The Police Officer Interest Package details the minimum requirements needed before applying for an Officer position. The application process, pay, benefits and the selection process is also documented. Please click here to download the Police Officer Interest Package.

Completed applications and questionnaires may be hand-delivered, mailed, faxed or emailed to the Human Resources department:

Mail/Hand Deliver to:
City of Fort Walton Beach
Human Resources Department
107 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Fax: 850.833.9931

Email: HRdept@fwb.org