Police Pre-Screen Application

Thank you for your interest in seeking employment with the City of Maitland

Applications are accepted only when there is a position vacancy and an announcement is posted.

Recruiting & Training Section
1837 Fennell Street, Maitland, Florida 32751
(407) 539-6261

The Maitland Police Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Name *
Phone Number *
Phone Number
Address *
Sex *
The purpose of the pre-screener application is to get truthful answers. Please complete all portions fully and accurately; incomplete forms will be returned. If it is determined that you are a viable candidate and positions are available, your processing will begin. If there are no positions available, your pre-screener will be kept on file and you will be notified once we have openings. Do not include any documents unless they are meant to explain pre-screener questions.
You must be able to answer "yes" to questions 1-3 in order to be considered:
1. Are you at least 21 years of age? *
2. Are you a United States Citizen? *
3. Do you possess a High School Diploma or GED? *
If you answer "Yes" to questions 4-12, please explain in detail below:
4. Has your driver's license being suspended within the past year? *
5. Have you received 3 or more moving traffic violations in the past year? *
6. Have you used, possessed, or cultivated any illegal controlled substance within the past 3 years? *
7. Have you ever been convicted of a felony? *
8. Have you ever been adjudged or found to be in contempt of court? *
9. Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, false statements, perjury or domestic violence? *
10. If employed by a law enforcement or corrections agency, are you now under internal investigation? *
11. Have you ever resigned as a law enforcement officer while being investigated criminally or administratively? *
12. Have you ever resigned from any position after being informed that you were going to be disciplined or terminated? *
Personal Information
Have you ever worked for or applied to the Maitland Police Department before? *
If so, which position and dates worked:
Is there any other language(s) you can read, write, or speak fluently? *
Employment History
Describe below the last four jobs you have held, including experience in the military, and part-time, temporary, or volunteer work, even if the company is closed. Begin with your present or most recent employment and work backward. If you've ever worked in law enforcement or corrections (even if more than 4 jobs ago), please list the information. PRESENT OR MOST RECENT EMPLOYERS FIRST
Employer 1
Employer 2
Employer 3
Employer 4
Employment History (continued)
If you answer "yes" to the following, you must type below a full explanation before your application will be considered.
Have you ever been disciplined by any current or past employer(s)? *
Have you ever been terminated or asked to resign from a job? *
Education Record
Do you have a college Degree? *
Have you received your Florida Law Enforcement Certification, or are you currently attending an academy? *
Criminal History
Because you are applying to a law enforcement agency, you must include information about any arrest, charge, conviction or other criminal activitiy, even if the records are sealted or expunged. If you answer "yes" to any of the following, you must attach a full explanation before your application will be considered.
Have you ever been arrested, received a notice to appear, charged, convicted, pled nolo contendre or pled guilty to any criminal violation, regardless if the record was sealed or expunged? *
Have you ever been convicted of any felony and/or misdemeanor? *
Have you ever been involved in the sale of illegal drugs? *
Have you ever taken anything from an employer without proper permission? *
Veterans' Preference Certification
Section 295.07(1), Florida Statutes, provides for Veterans’ Preference in employment appointment and retention, if qualified under one of the following categories, and not exempt under Section 295.07(4), Florida Statutes. Section 295.09, Florida Statutes, also provides Veterans’ Preference for reinstatement, reemployment, and promotion. If you seek Veterans’ Preference, please “check” the appropriate box, and provide this form and documentation of your status with your employment application, no later than the position advertisement closing date.
Name *
I certify that I am qualified to claim Veterans’ Preference under the category checked below:
(a) A disabled veteran
1. Who has served on active duty in any branch of the United States Armed Forces, has received an honorable discharge, and has established the present existence of a service-connected disability that is compensable under public laws administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or 2. Who is receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension by reason of public laws administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the United States Department of Defense.
(b) The spouse of a person who has a total disability, permanent in nature, resulting from a service-connected disability and who, because of this disability, cannot qualify for employment, and the spouse of a person missing in action, captured in line of duty by a hostile force, or forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
(c) A wartime veteran as defined in s. 1.01(14), who has served at least 1 day during a wartime period. I acknowledge that active duty for training may not be allowed for eligibility under this paragraph.
(d) The unremarried widow or widower of a veteran who died of a service-connected disability.
(e) The mother, father, legal guardian, or unremarried widow or widower of a member of the United States Armed Forces who died in the line of duty under combat-related conditions, as verified by the United States Department of Defense.
(f) A veteran as defined in s. 1.01(14), F.S. I acknowledge that active duty for training may not be allowed for eligibility under this paragraph.
(g) A current member of any reserve component of the United States Armed Forces or the Florida National Guard. If so, please attach FDVA form VP2, signed by your immediate military supervisor, to document your status.
http://www.itsmymaitland.com/FDVA_Form_VP-2.pdf http://www.itsmymaitland.com/FDVA_Form_Unremarried-Widow-Widower_VP-3.pdf Please submit this certification with your application, or as soon as possible, prior to the date that the position advertisement closes. In order to receive Veterans’ Preference and to complete your application, this form and documentation to prove your status must be returned to the Human Resources (“HR”) office in accordance with Rule 55A-7.013, Florida Administrative Code. Please contact HR at HR@itsmymaitland.com, or Call 407-539-2643, if you have any questions. You may also fax the documentation to prove your status to 407-539-6285.
Tattoos, Body Ornaments or Piercings
Do you have any tattoos, brands, or other types of body ornaments? *
The Maitland Police Department Policy requires that NO tattoos, brands, ornamentation, piercings or body modifications placed on the body for purposes of decoration can be visible while in an approved department issued uniform. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Department will assess each situation in accordance with applicable law. No tattoos, brands, ornamentation commonly associated with gangs, organizations or groups that advocate hate, intolerance or discrimination is permitted by this agency. All applicants must be in compliance with this policy at time of application to be considered for further processing.
My signature indicates that all of the information I have provided is complete and accurate. I understand that if I am found to have falsified or omitted ANY information at ANY time in the selection process, I will be disqualified, even if the accurate information would not have disqualified me. Additionally, I understand that, according to FS 119.071, the Maitland Police Department will be utilizing my Social Security Number in the furtherance of my application and possible employment, to include but not be limited to, conducting a background investigation, tracking and reporting my training records in compliance with CJSTC requirements, tax reporting and benefits information.


All uniforms and associated equipment provided for both Full Time and Part Time Officers

Benefits for Full Time Officers: Paid Health Insurance (employee), Term Life Insurance,Personal Vacation (100 hrs. at six month. 200 hrs. at 1 yr), Sick Leave (80 hrs. per yr),

Available Programs: Dental Insurance Including dependent coverage), Miscellaneous medical insurance (cancer, disability, accident, etc), Dependent health coverage, Tuition reimbursement, Education incentive, Deferred Compensation Plan (457),Sec.125 program, Pension plan, Employee Assistance Program, Credit Union.


Police Officer Candidate MUST

  1. Be at least 21 years of age

  2. Be a citizen of the United States

  3. Be a High School graduate or possess a GED Certificate

  4. Possess a valid Driver's License for at least one year, and have no more than 2 moving violations over the past 3 years.

  5. Meet vision requirements: Minimum of 20/40 corrected.

  6. Be in good physical condition.

  7. Have received an Honorable Discharge if served in any of the Armed Forces of the United States

  8. Be able to successfully meet drug usage standards and successfully pass a drug screen test

Hiring Process

Police Officer Candidates must successfully complete the following steps:

  1. Pre-screen Interview

  2. Background Investigation

  3. Panel Interview

Conditional employees must successfully complete the following steps:

  1. Truth Verification Examination

  2. Physical Abilities Test

  3. Psychological Examination

  4. Medical Examination to include back X-rays, EKG, and drug screen

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the best advice that you can give me on filling out my application?
A: Read the instructions, be as thorough and truthful as possible.

Your application will not be considered if it is not completed correctly. Also, it is imperative that applicants really think about the questions asked in the application. We find that many applicants leave out vital information such as termination?s, disciplines and arrest, which if listed would not have affected their processing. You will be eliminated from the process if it is discovered that you falsified your application.

Q: How long does it take for my application to be screened, and how will I be notified?
A: Approximately 60 days.

If it is determined that you are a viable candidate for a position and positions are available, you will be sent an Initial Testing Notice (and a full application for sworn positions). If we do not have any openings or testing is not available at the time that we receive your application, then you will receive a letter in the mail which will inform you of your status.

Q: Can I call and find out the status of my application or processing?
A: No

Due to the tremendous volume of applications we receive daily, we ask that you do not contact us to inquire about the status of your application or your processing. You will continue to be notified about your status as applicable.

Q: Can I mail my application to the Maitland Police Department?
A: Yes, see the address listed on the following page and listed on the application.

If you mail your application, we will not be able to inform you over the phone that we received it. If you want to make sure that your application was received, you need to drop if off to our office.

Q: What do I do if I have a change of address, employer or any other information after I turn in my application or while I?m processing?
A: Send the change in writing.

If you have a change of address, phone number, a new employer, or need to add other information, please submit the change in writing to the address listed below. For a new employer, we need the employer name, date starting with new employer, address, phone number, and supervisor?s name. We also need the reason for leaving you last employer and last day of employment.

Maitland Police Department
Recruiting and Training Section
1776 Independence Lane
Maitland, Florida 32751

Q: How long does it take to complete the testing/processing?
A: The amount of time varies.

The following is an estimate and could be different depending on the availability of Background Investigators, Recruiters, and business necessity.

Police Officer Candidate - 60 days

Q: Will I be notified if I am not selected for the position? When can I apply again?
A: Yes, you will receive a letter. During the next hiring cycle.

Q: What can I do to make myself a more qualified applicant for a sworn position?
A: If you are certified, try applying to different departments and obtain at least two years of experience. If you are not certified, attend a basic law enforcement academy.

Some of the preferred qualifications that we look for in an applicant are: higher education, military experience, law enforcement related employment, stable work history and a good driving record. The following offer basic law enforcement academy training: Valencia Community College, 299-5000, Seminole Community College, 328-4722 ext. 3220; Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola, 344-5080 ext. 264.

Q: How can I find out about other openings?
A: Contact our Professional Standards Division at 407-539-6224.