UCF Police Employment Information

Thank you for your interest in a future career with the UCF Police Department. The UCF Police Department prides itself as being one of the most professional, progressive and innovative campus law enforcement agencies in the country. 

Contact UCFPD's Recruitment Officer by emailing policerecruitment@ucf.edu or by calling 407-726-8929.
All applications must be submitted online at https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/, and will only be accessible when applications are being accepted.

UCF Police Career Opportunities:

Patrol Division

• K9
• Motors
• ATVs
• Bike Patrol
• Traffic Homicide Investigators
• Drug Recognition Experts

Criminal Investigations Division

• General Assignment Detective
• Threat Management Team
• Investigative Therapy K-9

Community Partnership Section

Training Division

Specialty Teams

• Emergency Response Team
• Heavy Response Team
• Honor Guard

Task Force Involvement

• Metropolitan Bureau of Investigations
• U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force
• FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force

Law Enforcement Officer Base Pay:                $45,000

Minimum qualifications:

  • Must meet the requirement of Chapter 943, Florida Statutes. Successful completion of Florida Law Enforcement Academy, received a passing score on the Florida State Law Enforcement Exam.
  • Must be at least 19 years of age
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must not have been convicted of any felony
  • Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral character, perjury, false statements or domestic violence
  • No pending criminal charges
  • Must not have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States
  • Must have a Florida driver’s license prior to employment
  • Successfully complete FDLE Physical Abilities Test (PAT)
  • Must pass a vigorous background investigation, to include psychological, physical, drug testing, and Computer Voice Stress Analysis

Police Dispatcher I Base Pay:                  $32,703

  • This is specialized non-sworn law enforcement work performing dispatching duties in the emergency call center of the University Police Department.

Minimum qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 0+ years of relevant experience, education, and/or training. Must receive National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC) certifications provided by UCF Police within six months.


  • Previous dispatch experience preferred. Multi-task oriented. Preference will be given to individuals with State 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator Certification, FCIC Certification and 9-1-1 Basic Training Certification
  • Candidate must have the ability to work varying shifts

Police Dispatcher II Base Pay:     $ 36,841

  • This is specialized non-sworn law enforcement work performing dispatching duties in the emergency call center of the University Police Department.

Minimum qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 2+ years of relevant dispatch experience. Must possess NCIC and FCIC certifications. Completion of an appropriate 911 emergency dispatcher training that meets the requirements of current Department of Health Public Safety Telecommunicator course.


  • Knowledge of multi-line telephone system, radio and other computer equipment, and its operation.  Knowledge of jurisdiction geography, University geography and associated landmarks.  Knowledge of all equipment and resources available for processing both non-emergency and emergency requests.   Knowledge of the appropriate ways of dealing with individuals in crisis situations.  Knowledge of public records laws and dissemination of records information relating to students and law enforcement.  Ability to organize, prioritize and reach closure on multi-functional tasks.  Ability to learn varied technical tasks readily and adhere to prescribed rules, regulations, policies and procedures.  Ability to respond to the public in a calm, effective manner.  Ability to work effectively with co-workers and the general public.  Ability to work efficiently in a stressful environment.  Ability to discern emergency from non-emergency situations under time constraints.  Ability to make decisions and function effectively in high stress emergency situations.  Ability to develop telephone attitudes: sincerity, interest, friendliness, confidence, and courtesy.  Ability to maintain security and confidentiality.  Candidate must have the ability to work varying shifts

The UCF Police Department offers excellent benefits:

  • Health, dental, vision and life Insurance
  • Employee tuition waiver program
  • Numerous overtime opportunities
  • Take Home vehicle program
  • Member of Florida Retirement System
  • Accrued annual leave and sick leave
  • 10 holidays per calendar year
  • Yearly uniform allowance
  • Short/long term disability insurance
  • Voluntary retirement plans (403 (b) - 457)

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.  UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be view at https://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf

Preference for all vacant positions will be given to eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans who are disabled, missing in action, captured, or forcibly detained by a foreign power in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes. For additional information on Veterans’ Preference visit http: http://hr.ucf.edu/files/VeteransPreference.pdf

All selected candidates must be able to pass a rigorous background investigation including but not limited to: medical exam, psychological assessment, voice stress analysis, drug testing, credit history, driver’s license history, neighborhood checks and past employer checks.

*The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.