The Bartow Police Department is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer. The Bartow Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pay Step Plan: $35,991.92 – $53,399.84 Applicants with previous comparable law enforcement experience may be compensated at a rate of one (1) step for every two (2) years of sworn law enforcement experience at the discretion of the Police Chief. Maximum step placement is step five (5).

Benefits include: 10 paid holidays per year, two (2) personal days off per year, two (2) weeks of paid vacation per year, 96 hours of sick leave per year, paid funeral and military leave, free medical insurance for employees, take home vehicle, tuition reimbursement, and all uniforms and equipment provided by employer including cleaning allowance. Private retirement including a 20 and out, drop program, and COLA.

For more information or to obtain an application, please visit out recruiting web page at:

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Waligorski in our Training and Recruiting Section at 863-534-5034 or email at

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