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FAU Police Department Badge  Recruitment

CLASS TITLE: Law Enforcement Officer

TYPE OF WORK: This is work performing university sworn law enforcement duties.

EXAMPLES OF WORK (not all inclusive):Police Patch in black & white

small badge  Patrols assigned area(s) to insure the personal safety of the university populace and to provide protection and security to facilities.
small badge  Directs traffic.
small badge  Investigates accidents, complaints, disturbances, and law violations by interviewing complainants, suspects, and witnesses; secures incident area; and collects and preserves evidence.
small badge  Pursues, apprehends, and arrests law violators and suspected law violators.
small badge  Issues traffic warnings and citations.
small badge  Controls crowds during special events, catastrophes, riots, and demonstrations.
small badge  Provides armed escort for university monies.


Must meet the requirements of Chapter 943, Florida Statutes, and have one year of law enforcement experience. Two years of military or other appropriate experience may substitute for the required one year of law enforcement experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/ technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Out of state certifications are accepted through comparative compliance.

Application Process:

Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department of Florida Atlantic University.  Applications can only be accepted for open positions. The Police Department does not directly accept applications or resumes. Please email Sgt. Mary Douglas or Lt. Torsan Cowart , for more information and be sure to include your contact information.

Once applications are received from human resources select candidates will follow through with:

small badge  A 5 person oral board interview
small badge  Background investigation
small badge  Polygraph examination
small badge  Psychological examination
small badge  Physical Agility test
small badge  Physician's physical
small badge  Urinalysis drug screening
small badge  Final Chief's Interview

Officers must be certified prior to applying for posted positions. Out of state certifications are accepted, and FAUPD will sponsor your attendance in the comparative compliance course.

 Last Modified 8/25/15