Florida Police Officer Training Programs and Schools

Career Information for Police And Sheriffs Patrol Officers in Florida

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Fast Facts for Police Patrol Officers in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Port St. Lucie, Pensacola and Panama City
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tampa, Orlando and Sarasota
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Miami, Tampa and Orlando

Salaries for Police Patrol Officers in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Fort Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach

Schools for Police Patrol Officers in Florida are listed below.

Selected Police Patrol Officers Schools in Florida

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  • Programs: BA/Law Enforcement Administration, MS Criminal Justice, BA/Social and Criminal Justice, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation, MS in Criminal Justice - Law, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Doctor of Management - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Human Services, more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Bachelor, Master

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  • Programs: Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Law Enforcement, Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Generalist
  • Degrees: Bachelor
Southern Technical College
Fort Myers, Port Charlotte

Get the hands-on training you need for career success at Southern Technical College.

  • Programs: A.S. - Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Associate
South University
Tampa, West Palm Beach

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

  • Programs: Criminal Justice (MS), Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Bachelor
Keiser University Campus
Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Lakeland, Melbourne, Miami, New Port Richey, Orlando, Port Saint Lucie, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

  • Programs: Associate of Science in Crime Scene Technology, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Master of Arts in Homeland Security, more...
  • Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University.

  • Programs: MS in Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Master

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

  • Programs: Applied Criminology Certificate, Behavioral Crime Analysis Certificate
  • Degrees: Certificate
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More Florida Police Patrol Officers Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Barry University Miami Doctorate 8,733
Brevard Community College Cocoa Associate 14,496
Broward College Fort Lauderdale Associate 31,730
Central Florida Community College Ocala Associate 6,210
Chipola College Marianna Bachelor 2,144
Daytona State College Daytona Beach Bachelor 13,675
Edison State College Fort Myers Bachelor 11,369
Edward Waters College Jacksonville Bachelor 811
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee Masters & First Professional 11,562
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton Doctorate 26,193
Florida Community College at Jacksonville Jacksonville Bachelor 24,939
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers Doctorate 9,339
Florida Keys Community College Key West Associate 1,012
Florida Memorial University Miami Gardens Masters 1,750
Florida National College Hialeah Bachelor 2,158
Florida Southern College Lakeland Masters 2,295
Florida State University Tallahassee Doctorate & First Professional 40,555
Gulf Coast Community College Panama City Associate 5,758
Hillsborough Community College Tampa Associate 22,621
Hodges University Naples Masters 1,699
Indian River State College Fort Pierce Bachelor 14,932
Johnson & Wales University-Florida Campus North Miami Bachelor 1,955
Lake City Community College Lake City Associate 2,849
Lake-Sumter Community College Leesburg Associate 3,904
Lynn University Boca Raton Doctorate 2,549
Manatee Community College Bradenton Associate 9,869
Miami Dade College Miami Bachelor 54,094
North Florida Community College Madison Associate 1,291
Northwest Florida State College Niceville Bachelor 7,043
Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale Doctorate & First Professional 27,518
Palm Beach Community College Lake Worth Associate 22,881
Pasco-Hernando Community College New Port Richey Associate 8,065
Pensacola Junior College Pensacola Associate 10,728
Polk Community College Winter Haven Associate 7,757
Saint Johns River Community College Palatka Associate 5,111
Saint Leo University Saint Leo Masters 13,788
Saint Thomas University Miami Gardens Doctorate & First Professional 2,407
Santa Fe College Gainesville Associate 14,824
Seminole Community College Sanford Associate 12,745
South Florida Community College Avon Park Associate 2,787
Southeastern University Lakeland Lakeland Masters 3,069
St Petersburg College Clearwater Bachelor 25,450
Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee Associate 13,776
The University of Tampa Tampa Masters 5,628
The University of West Florida Pensacola Doctorate 10,358
University of Central Florida Orlando Doctorate 48,398
University of Florida Gainesville Doctorate & First Professional 51,725
University of Miami Coral Gables Doctorate 15,449
University of North Florida Jacksonville Doctorate 16,406
University of South Florida Tampa Doctorate & First Professional 44,870
Valencia Community College Orlando Associate 32,870
Virginia College-Pensacola Pensacola Associate 243

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Police Patrol Officers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Police Patrol Officers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Police Patrol Officers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Gainesville 650 $45830 1.09
Jacksonville 2810 $52020 0.95
Cape Coral 1260 $46030 1.12
Fort Myers 1260 $46030 1.12
Crestview 340 $37440 0.7
Fort Walton Beach 340 $37440 0.7
Destin 340 $37440 0.7
Deltona 1020 $38830 1.18
Daytona Beach 1020 $38830 1.18
Ormond Beach 1020 $38830 1.18
Orlando 4410 $47940 0.83
Kissimmee 4410 $47940 0.83
Sanford 4410 $47940 0.83
Palm Bay 1050 $44120 1.12
Melbourne 1050 $44120 1.12
Titusville 1050 $44120 1.12
Panama City 530 $39120 1.4
Pensacola 950 $38240 1.23
Ferry Pass 950 $38240 1.23
Brent 950 $38240 1.23
Port St. Lucie 590 $53360 0.94
Punta Gorda 340 $49960 1.67
Lakeland 880 $47820 0.9
Winter Haven 880 $47820 0.9
Miami 14670 $72180 1.27
Fort Lauderdale 14670 $72180 1.27
West Palm Beach 14670 $72180 1.27
Naples 740 $57830 1.18
Immokalee 740 $57830 1.18
Marco Island 740 $57830 1.18
North Port 1330 $56870 1.02
Sarasota 1330 $56870 1.02
Bradenton 1330 $56870 1.02
Ocala 360 $43480 0.79
Sebastian 250 $45900 1.12
Vero Beach 250 $45900 1.12
Sebring 180 $43840 1.55
Tallahassee 1020 $46630 1.35
Tampa 5090 $53150 0.88
St. Petersburg 5090 $53150 0.88
Clearwater 5090 $53150 0.88
The Villages 150 $39780 1.3
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