To determine whether your training meets the FDLE standards, you must submit your training along with your complete online application and required documents at the time of application. You may also access the FDLE website and follow the listed steps or contact them directly at (850) 410-8600. http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/CJSTC/Officer-Requirements/How-to-Become-an-Officer.aspx
Candidates must present documentation from the Criminal Justice Testing Center at Broward Community College Institute of Public Safety or any other state-wide acceptable testing institution indicating their passing score of each component with their application. See information below from the Criminal Justice Institute.
BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE CRIMINAL JUSTICE TESTING CENTER
AT THE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC SAFETY
3501 Davie Road, Building 21
Davie, Florida 33314
Testing Center Telephone Numbers and Hours of Operation
Information Desk 954-201-6931 M-F 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Registration Desk 954-201-6790 T-F 8:15 AM – 3:00 PM
The Criminal Justice Testing Center is NOT a hiring agency, it is a testing center for persons wanting to enter Law Enforcement positions in Broward County. The Criminal Justice Testing Center administers the BASIC MOTOR SKILLS TEST (AGILITY), and SWIM TEST to candidates for employment in cooperation with Broward County Chiefs of Police Association. Successful completion of required tests may make you eligible for consideration of further evaluation by participating agencies.
Applicants must register on line for all tests and must have a scheduled appointment in order to complete the examination. All information regarding testing is available on the FOLLOWING WEBSITE: https://ips.broward.edu/IPSApplicants/IPS_HomePage_Frm.aspx
Applicants must present a completed "CJSTC 75" form, a valid photo I.D., and pay appropriate fees to become eligible for written test appointments (appointments are mandatory and must be scheduled in advance).
• BASIC MOTOR SKILL (AGILITY TEST)
Monday 9:00 AM (appointment required)
Thursday 9:00 AM (appointment required)
• AGILITY PRACTICE (no charge for practice sessions)
Wednesday 9:00 AM
Thursday 1:30 PM
• SWIM TEST
Wednesday 12:00 PM (appointment required)
Upon request the Testing Center will also provide printed documentation of your test scores AFTER you have PASSED all of the necessary tests.
The BASIC MOTOR SKILLS TEST (Agility) score is valid for six (6) months.
The SWIM score is valid for life.
The City of Hollywood will determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. Following meeting the minimum requirements for the position, an examination will take place that will consist of the following test: Evaluation of Training and Experience. The scoring will be as follows:
70 points - for meeting the minimum qualifications of the position as stated above.
5 points - for 1 to 4 years of previous Sworn local, state or federal law enforcement experience.
10 points - for 5 to 9 years of previous Sworn local, state or federal law enforcement experience.
15 points - for 10 to 14 years of previous Sworn local, state or federal law enforcement experience.
20 points - for 15 to 19 years of previous Sworn local, state or federal law enforcement experience.
25 points - for 20 to 24 years of previous Sworn local, state or federal law enforcement experience.
30 points - for 25 years or more of previous Sworn local, state or federal law enforcement experience.
Your Training and Experience score will establish your rank on the CITY'S CIVIL SERVICE ELIGIBILITY LIST. Your rank may change as we continuously take applications & update the eligibility list.
If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 in order to receive preference.
FACTORS WHICH WILL DISQUALIFY YOUR APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CITY OF HOLLYWOOD'S POLICE DEPARTMENT
Prior to being considered for employment by the Hollywood Police Department, all applicants must successfully pass the following: a Police Personal History Booklet review (to include an extensive criminal history and driving record check); an oral board examination; a polygraph examination; a psychological screening; an extensive background investigation; a Chief and/or Command Staff review; a medical exam; and a drug screening. Failure to pass any one of these exams will render you disqualified from employment with the Police Department.
The following are background automatic disqualifiers according to the Police Department's established rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Automatic Background disqualifiers (to include, but not limited to):
. Five (5) or more traffic moving violations in the last five (5) years or a
poor overall driving history.
. Two (2) OR more drivers' license suspensions in the last five (5) years.
. Any D.U.I. arrest and/or conviction in the last five (5) years.
. Any visible tattoos on the hands, neck or face.
. Any ARREST AND/OR CONVICTION involving domestic violence issues.
. Failure to disclose any traffic tickets, convictions, past employer information, or any other pertinent/relevant information in your background.
. Recent use of any illegal controlled substance.
. If you have failed our background investigation or psychological screening (sworn only) in the past year.
. If you have any discharge other than "Honorable" from the military.
Your application will remain on file for 6 months.
Those applicants who are disqualified may not reapply for one year.