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Police Officer


  • An Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Starting Salary $64,020 (with Bachelor’s Degree), $58,200 (without Degree)
  • Special Risk Retirement - 3% Multiplier – Florida Retirement System (FRS)
  • 12 Vacation Days Per Year 
  • 12 Paid Holidays Per Year
  • 12 Sick Days Per Year
  • Health/Dental Insurance - Employee and Dependent Coverage Offered (City pays 100% of Employee Premiums)
  • Life Insurance Coverage - Basic Life $40,000 + Line of Duty Accidental Death Benefit $65,000
  • Tuition Paid in Advance or Reimbursed - 24 Credit Hours Per Year
  • Educational Incentive Pay up to $1560 annually
  • Clothing Allowance $1040 Annually ($40 Bi-weekly)
  • All Uniforms and Equipment are issued

*Please see current labor agreements available on the Human Resources webpage and job listings for up-to date wage and benefit information.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 19 Years of Age
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • No Felony Convictions
  • No Misdemeanor Conviction involving perjury, false statements, moral turpitude, or domestic violence
  • A candidate must possess a  valid Florida Driver's License prior to appointment as a Police Officer 
  • Within the most recent 4 years of driving, candidate must NOT have accumulated:
    - 6 points or had 2 adjudications withheld for moving violations in 12 months
    - 9 points or had 3 adjudications withheld for moving violations in 18 months
    - 12 points or had 4 adjudications withheld for moving violations in 36 months
  • No Driver's License suspensions for moving violations in the past 4 years  
  • No DUI convictions in past 5 years  
  • Tobacco use prohibited after employment - must sign affidavit
  • Must be honorably discharged from military (if applicable)
  • No Marijuana drug use in past 5 years; no cocaine or other illegal narcotic use in past 10 years; no sale of narcotics ever
  • Non-certified applicants must take and have a successful passing score of 80% on the Criminal Justice Basic Ability Test (CJBAT) and the Fitness and Agility Test at Palm Beach State College (PBCC), Lake Worth, FL. All tests are fee based.
  • Proof of successful passing of the above documents must accompany the application at the time of submission.
  • Applicants MUST pass civil service testing (exam, written essay, and oral
  • Riviera Beach Police Application
  • Riviera Beach Police Reserve Officer Application





2051 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Riviera Beach, Florida 33404

Phone (Non-Emergency): 561-845-4123
Emergency: 911