General Information:

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

Beginning Salaries:

Job Title

Annual Salary

Bi-Weekly Salary

Hourly Salary
Police Officer $32,968.00 $1,268.00 $15.85
Police Cadet $20,758.40 $748.40 $9.98
Public Safety Telecommunicator I $24,585.60 $945.60 $11.82
Public Safety Telecommunicator II $27,040.00 $1,040.00 $13.00
Crime Scene Analyst I $27,040.00 $1,040.00 $13.00
Crime Scene Analyst II $28,537.60 $1,097.60 $13.72

General Information about Police Officer & Police Cadet Positions

Job Title Minimum Annual Salary Maximum Annual Salary
Police Officer $32,968.00 $61,859.20
Police Cadet $20,758.40 $33,196.80

Paid Time Off:

20 hours per month for Police Officers; 16 hours per month for non-sworn employees.
This time can be either sick leave or paid time off.


New Year's Day Martin Luther King's Birthday Memorial Day
Independence Day Labor Day Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving and the day after Christmas Day

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:

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 Officer / Cordova Mall Officer
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Vice and Narcotics
  • Neighborhood Services
  • K-9
  • Crime Scene and Latent Print Analyst
  • Public Safety Telecommunicator (dispatch) or 911 Call Taker.

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

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 Officer Heather Mallett at (850) 436 - 5429.