Employment Qualifications

Police Officer Requirements
Each police officer applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be a Florida-certified law enforcement officer
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must meet the driving requirements as defined in the City of Fort Myers driving policy
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED, although a 2-year degree is preferred
  • Must not have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the United States Armed Forces (Additional restrictions apply to no contest pleas in criminal cases)
  • Must not have been convicted of any felony
  • Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement
  • Must not have been convicted of any act of domestic violence
  • Never have been charged or convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude
  • Must pass a physical fitness assessment based on the Cooper Standards
  • Have fingerprints on file with the department after the completion of the initial interview
  • Submit an affidavit attesting to the compliance of the above standards
Applicants who meet the above minimum qualifications may submit an application. The candidates who best suit the needs of the department and the city will be selected for probationary employment on a case-by-case basis.

Telecommunications Operator Requirements
Each telecommunications operator applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Must be 18 years of age and a citizen of the United States
  • Must pass a typing test of 35 correct words per minute
  • Must not have been convicted of any felony
  • Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement
  • Must not have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the United States Armed Forces (Additional restrictions apply to no contest pleas in criminal cases)
  • Must successfully pass E-9-1-1 written exam and simulator
  • Pass a City of Fort Myers medical physical
  • Have fingerprints on file with the department after the completion of the initial interview
Applicants who meet the above minimum qualifications may submit an application. The candidates who best suit the needs of the department and the city will be selected for probationary employment on a case-by-case basis.

Community Service Aide Requirements
Each Community Service Aide (CSA) applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Must be 19 years of age and a citizen of the United States
  • Must not have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the United States Armed Forces (Additional restrictions apply to no contest pleas in criminal cases)
  • Pass a City of Fort Myers medical physical
  • Have fingerprints on file with the department after the completion of the initial interview
Applicants who meet these minimum qualifications may submit an application. The candidates who best suit the needs of the department and the city will be selected for probationary employment on a case-by-case basis.