General Information

Current job opportunities with the Pensacola Police Department can be viewed on the City of Pensacola’s website by clicking this link.

The Pensacola Police Department accepts applications for police officer and cadet employment on a continuous basis.

To apply for police officer, applicants must have their current/valid Florida Law Enforcement Certification in their possession. Qualified applicants must attach a copy of their Florida law enforcement officer certification to the application for it to be accepted for consideration.

Applicants for police cadet must contact a testing center in Pensacola at George Stone Technical Center or Pensacola State College to take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Once that is done, they must attach their passing results to the application. Or, if applicants have an associates or bachelor’s degree, a copy of that can be attached to the application instead of TABE results.

Applicants who meet basic qualifications and are selected for consideration for hire will be contacted regarding their next step in the application process once their information is submitted and reviewed.

The Pensacola Police Department is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access employer and is a drug free workplace. No person will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, disability, national origin, political affiliation, age, or any other legally protected status. The City of Pensacola will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Below is information about the beginning salaries for certain Pensacola Police employees and employee benefits.


Beginning Salaries

Job Title Annual
$35,006.40 $1,346.40 $16.83
$26,438.05 $798.40 $9.98
Public Safety
Telecommunicator I
$24,585.60 $945.60 $11.82
Public Safety
Telecommunicator II
$27,040 $1,040 $13
Crime Scene
Analyst I (sworn)
$27,040 $1,040 $13
Crime Scene
Analyst II
$35,006.40 $1,346.40 $16.83


General Information About
Police Officer & Police Cadet Positions


Pensacola Police Pay Scale
Annual Salary
Job Title Minimum
Annual Salary
Annual Salary
Police Officer $35,006.40 $61,859.20
Police Cadet $26,438.05 $33,196.80



    20 hours per month for police officers and 16 hours per month for non-sworn employees. This time can be used for either sick leave or paid time off.


New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King’s Birthday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day and day after
Christmas Day
Employees also receive one to two personal holidays annually depending upon their hire date.

SENIOR OFFICER PREMIUM PAY is 5 percent of base salary. To be entitled to this premium pay, police officers must have reached each of the following employment milestones of continuous service as a police officer with the City of Pensacola and completed the following educational requirements:

– Ten years of service and 200 hours of additional law enforcement related continuing education courses.

– 15 years of service and 120 hours of additional law enforcement related continuing education courses.

– 20 years of service and 120 hours of additional law enforcement related continuing education courses.


3% per year of service
(The standard retirement for vested special risk class members – i.e., sworn personnel – is the Florida Retirement System. Retirement eligibility is age 60 or completion of 30 years of service. Non-sworn positions are paid the same but are not considered special risk class.)


  • Assigned take-home car plan

  • In-car computer systems

  • All equipment and uniforms furnished by the department


  • Uniform Patrol

  • Traffic/Motorcycle Unit/Pensacola International Airport Officer/Cordova Mall officer

  • Criminal Investigations

  • Vice & Narcotics

  • Neighborhood Services

  • K-9

  • Crime Scene and latent print analyst
  • Public Safety Telecommunicator (dispatcher) or 911 calltaker

Among additional possible assignments are SWAT, Honor Guard, firearms instructor, defensive tactics instructor, polygraph examiner, and Special Projects.

For more information, please contact Officer Lonnie Isom at (850) 435-1912 or Officer Heather Mallett at (850) 436 – 5429 or by clicking on their name for email.