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Recruitment and Selection
A career in law enforcement with the Miami Police Department is unlike any other career in any other profession or endeavor.  The law enforcement professional is a highly respected member of the community, enhancing the quality of life in their neighborhoods and shoulders the responsibilities that come with the opportunities and challenges.

The City of Miami Police Department is a professional law enforcement agency dedicated to providing unparalleled service to the community we serve.  A career with the City of Miami Police Department offers many rewards:
  • OPPORTUNITY to make a difference in your community
  • VARIETY of work schedules, locations and career challenges
  • SATISFACTION in making your community a better place to live
  • PRIDE the ability to say your are a member of the best Law Enforcement Agency in the country
The City of Miami Police Department encourages you to pursue a career as a Miami Police Officer.  This is an exciting time to become a City of Miami Police Officer, as the department through community policing develops a more powerful bond with the communities and neighborhoods we serve.

The department is searching for individuals who have:
  • Unquestionable Integrity
  • Demonstrates Sound Judgment
  • Decision-Making Skills
  • Leadership Ability
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Strength of Character to show Compassion and Charity in the face of Adversity
We will demand your commitment and dedication to public service and the betterment of the community.

The City of Miami Police Department only hires the most qualified applicants, thus the testing and selection process is very competitive. We encourage applicants to review our hiring standards to determine if they are up to the challenges of serving with one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the country.  Those who are successful will be rewarded with a lifetime of opportunities and memories.

If you feel you possess these qualities and the intense desire to succeed and serve your community, then a career with the City of Miami Police Department is for you.

At the Miami Police Department, the staff responsible for all aspects of recruiting and selection of the most qualified applicatnts is the Recruiting and Selection Unit.  An element within the Administration Division's Personnel Management Section, the Recruitment and Selection Unit develops the Department's recruiting program in collaboration with the City of Miami's Employee Relations staff.  The Unit's personnel guide applicants throughout the entire process from initial recruitment, through the Civil Service examination and physical agility testing and finally the medical examination.  The ultimate goal of the Unit is to identify individuals with the greatest potential for a successful career in the Miami Police Department and make every effort to hire that applicant.

This section of our website is devoted to providing you with everything you need to know about becoming a police officer with the City of Miami Police Department.