General Information:

Current job opportunities with the Pensacola Police Department can be viewed on the City of Pensacola's jobs page. Below is information about the beginning salaries for certain Pensacola Police employees and employee benefits.

Beginning Salaries

Job Title
Annual Salary
Biweekly Salary
Hourly Salary
 Police Officer 
 Police Cadet 
 Public Safety Telecommunicator  
Police Records Clerk
 Crime Scene Analyst I (Sworn)
 Crime Scene Analyst II 
 Crime Scene Analyst I (Non-sworn)

General Information about Police Officer & Police Cadet

Job Title
Minimum Annual Salary
Maximum Annual Salary
Police Officer
Police Cadet

Paid Time Off:

Twenty Four (24) hours per month for Police Officers; Sixteen (16) hours per month for non-sworn employees.

This time can be either sick leave or paid time off.


New Year's Day

Independence Day

Thanksgiving and the day after

Martin Luther King's Birthday

Labor Day

Christmas Day and day after

Memorial Day

Veteran's Day

Presidents' Day

Good Friday

Employees also receive one to two personal holidays annually, depending upon their hire date.

Senior Officer Premium Pay:

Senior Officer Premium Pay is 5% of the 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.
  • Fifteen years of service and 120 hours of additional law enforcement related continuing education courses.
  • Twenty years of service and 120 hours of additional law enforcement related continuing education courses.

Pension Plan:

Three % (3%) per year of service; the standard requirement 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.

Working Conditions:

  • Assigned take-home car plan
  • In-car computer systems
  • All equipment and uniforms furnished by the department
  • Body cameras


  • Uniform Patrol
  • Traffic / Motorcycle Unit / Pensacola International Airport / Retail District
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Special Investigations
  • Neighborhood Services
  • K-9
  • Crime Scene and Latent Print Analyst

Among additional possible assignments are SWAT, Honor Guard, Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, and Polygraph Examiner.

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.

For more information, please contact our Recruitment Team via email or phone at 850-435-1960.