In a more security-conscious society, police services will become more critical. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics by the U.S. Department of Labor, employment opportunities for police officers are expected to increase 7 percent in the next decade.
Job Potential Earnings
According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics, starting annual salaries for police officers and sheriff's deputies in the local metropolitan area begin at $43,000. Typical salaries for officers are about $49,500 per year. Experienced officers may earn approximately $58,000 annually.
Upon completion of this program, the cadet will be eligible to take the Florida State Officer Certification Examination administered by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Candidates may be sponsored by a local law enforcement agency.
Full-time (days) and part-time (nights) academies are available.