Employment Opportunities


Law Enforcement Officer

$ 35,794.00 per year after two months of employment as a law enforcement officer. (see Special Note below regarding starting salaries) Apply on-line at www.jobswithucf.com.

The University of Central Florida is a full service law enforcement agency serving the third largest University in the United States.  The Department serves a population of approximately 56,000 Students, Faculty and Staff with a night time population of approximately 10,000 full time residents.

Purpose of position: To provide law enforcement services and police duties associated with the protection, safety and welfare of faculty, students, staff and visitors to the University of Central Florida.

Essential functions: proactively patrol the University to prevent crime, maintain the peace, suppress disturbances, and investigate criminal and unusual activities. Detain and arrest criminal offenders where appropriate and authorized by law. Exercise independent and discretionary judgment within the parameters established by law and department policy.   Proficient with all equipment utilized in the performance of assigned duties, to include but not limited to, firearms, restraints, less lethal force weapons, vehicles, communication equipment, computers, investigative and surveillance equipment. Other related functions as assigned.

Working conditions:  all equipment including uniforms, duty weapon, taser and other required equipment are provided. Officers are able to participate in the "Ready Car Program" (take home car) after 12 month probation at the discretion of the Chief of Police. Overtime (paid) is sometimes mandatory and may require working for extended hours (during special events, etc.)   Successful candidate must be able to work all shifts, weekends and holidays.  Successful candidate must have the physical and mental capabilities to properly perform duties and responsibilities of a police officer.  Required qualifications: High school diploma or GED, law enforcement certification in Florida, be able to pass oral, written, & physical testing and pass an extensive background investigation.  Possess valid Florida Driver’s Driver's License.

Preferred qualifications:  Law Enforcement experience working in a higher education or equivalent environment. Bilingual.

Benefits:  $35,000.00 yearly.  Educational Benefit, tuition waiver for six semester hours per semester.  Florida State Retirement System (special risk, 3% per year), vested in six years.  Nine paid holidays and one personal paid holiday.  Paid vacation starting at 13 days per year, Sick leave 8 hours/month. Health Insurance Package including prescription drug coverage. 

Complete on-line application at www.jobswithucf.com.   For more information contact Lieutenant William Hope at 407-823-5283 or william.hope@ucf.edu.

When hired as a Law Enforcement Officer, you will be required to sign a three year employment contract. Click here to download a sample contract.