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Join Our Team

Are you ready to begin your dream career in law enforcement or are you an experienced officer ready to make your next career move? The Hollywood Police Department is the place for you! HPD is currently hiring candidates who qualify in three different ways:

  • Non-certified recruits ready to embark on a challenging law enforcement career with HPD and seeking a department to sponsor their academy training
  • Certified candidates who want to be part of an agency committed to the highest level of professionalism and integrity in law enforcement

The Hollywood Police Department is a highly professional law enforcement agency offering exceptional career advancement opportunities that will allow HPD officers to go as far as their determination and skills will take them. The Department offers a full array of specialized units such as K-9, SWAT, narcotics and street crimes, along with top-notch equipment and training.

Whether you’re just getting started on the path to a fulfilling law enforcement career, a veteran officer seeking new challenges, or a recently retired officer not ready to stop working—it would be hard to find a better place to build or continue your career.

Starting Pay:

  • Certified: $66,901.31 - 81,318.96
  • Non-Certified: $66,901.31

Learn more about the $5k bonus here

5% pay increase - 

every year for first 6 years in addition to yearly contract raises for non-certified officers. For certified officers, it will depend on starting pay.

Assignment Pay Available -

(up to 5%)

Paid time off-

  • 13 paid holidays
  • 1 personal day
  • 2 wellness days

Pension -

Retire with 22 years of continuous service with 75% of the average monthly earnings with an 8 year D.R.O.P.

Annual Leave:

  • 1 to 3 years on- receive 80 hours a year
  • 4 to 10 years on - receive 132 hours a year 
  • 11 to 15 years on - receive 164 hours of vacation 
  • 16 to 20 years on - receive 180 hours of vacation 
  • 21 and up - receive 220 hours of vacation 

Up to 240 hours of paid Military Leave of Absence available

 Sick Leave: Employees accrue 8 hours of Sick Leave per calendar month

 No Health care coverage premiums for employees selecting Single coverage with In-Network providers.  

 Dental and Vision insurance provided along with a Health Reimbursement Account valued at $400 for Single coverage, $600 for single plus one dependent and $1000 for single and two or more dependents 

  • Vehicle Take Home
  • Specialized Units Included: SWAT, K-9, Beach/Marine Unit, Detective Unit, Traffic/Motors Unit, Street Crimes, Vice Unit 
  • Call back to duty compensation
  • On duty physical workout time
  • Uniform or clothing allowance and full uniform and equipment issuance and replacement
  • No cost Annual Wellness physical through City's provider up to $395
  • No cost 100,000 Life Insurance Policy
  • Most Units work a 4/10 schedule. Four (4) days on with three (3) days off with overtime opportunities. 
  • Higher Education Reimbursement: 100% reimbursement when a grade of ‘A’ or ‘B’ is earned. (Max total of $3,000 for tuition annually)
  • One (1) year of Probation and then can test for rank of Sergeant after five (5) continuous years of service with additional credit given for college education.
  • Members may buy back 4 years of military service or prior service as a full-time municipal, county, state, or federal police officer

The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job listings for:

Certified Police Officer

Non-Certified Police Officer

Our Core Values & Beliefs


  • Our foundation is built on integrity
  • The leadership of the Hollywood Police Department is guided by the dedication and loyalty of its members
  • We are accountable to ourselves and the community while providing service with courtesy, compassion and empathy
  • We are committed to continued progressive policing in partnership with our community
  • We are committed to providing the highest quality of service to the community by always performing at our personal best
  • We take pride in our organization and the community we serve


All applicants must:

  • be 21 years of age at time of State Certification
  • be a citizen of the United States at the time of application
  • be a high school graduate from an accredited high school or have a GED
  • be of good moral character
  • have no felony convictions
  • have no misdemeanor convictions involving perjury or false statement
  • have committed no incidents of violence
  • Military discharge must not have been dishonorable
  • Pass Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) or pass a competitive civil service exam (law)
  • Pass Basic Motor Skills Test (BMST) for physical agility
  • Pass Swim Test
  • Pass Polygraph examination
  • Pass Oral Board examination
  • Pass psychological screening (law)
  • Pass an extensive medical evaluation and drug screening
  • Meet current State training requirements as necessary
  • Pass an extensive background investigation
  • Pass drug detection by urinalysis test
  • Stable work history
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
  • Must possess ability to exercise discretion

Thank You for your interest in the Hollywood Police Department. Before submitting the application, you must take the required tests and obtain a print out of all your scores. Please schedule all of your tests on your own. Once they are all completed and you have all the required documents, you can begin the application process. You will be required to upload your test scores, a 27 page personal history statement and required documents that are listed on page 2 of the personal history statement. Click for the Personal History Statement. 


1. You will need to take the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) which is offered at the Broward Institute of Public Safety. 
2. The Basic Motor Skills Test (BMST) is given at the Broward Institute of Public Safety. 
3. Swim Test is given at the Broward Institute of Public Safety. 

For testing information at the Broward County Institute of Public Safety, please visit www.broward.edu/ips

  • If you plan ahead, all tests can be completed within one week. Once you have the entire completed packet, which includes all test scores, the Personal History Statement and required documents, you can create an account and submit your application and documents electronically on our Human Resources/Employment site. If you have difficulty uploading the documents, contact Human Resource Analyst Lelis Berovides at 954-967-4372.