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Lakeland Police Department Hosting Career Fair on May 10th

Lakeland, FL (May 2, 2022) - The Lakeland Police Department (LPD) will be hosting a Career Fair for those interested in the rewarding profession of law enforcement, whether as a Police Officer or as a 911 Emergency Communications Specialist. On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, the event will take place from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the downtown station, located at 219 North Massachusetts Avenue. Recruiters and experienced professionals will be on hand to answer questions about the hiring process, benefits, academy sponsorships, training, and more! Also tours of the 911 Communications Center will be available for those interested.   


Currently the Lakeland Police Department is accepting applications for:

    • Certified Police Officers: Starting base salary of $53,727 with excellent benefits. (view job description and benefits)
    • 911 Emergency Communications Specialist:  Starting salary of $39,209 with excellent benefits.  No experience necessary. Earn a salary  while you train. (view job description and benefits)
    • Police Academy Sponsorships: Full department-sponsored scholarships available to attend the police academy. No experience necessary. Earn a salary while you train.


More information about becoming a law enforcement officer, including the necessary qualifications and the hiring process, can be found at www.joinlakelandpd.com.


More about the Lakeland Police Department:

The Lakeland Police Department was established as a career-department in 1885. Today, the agency employs 255 sworn officers and 119 civilian support personnel. Dedicated members provide public safety services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, responding to emergency and non-emergency calls for service. The department serves approximately 117,000+ people inside the city limits of Lakeland, Florida. In 2020, the officers responded to over 110,000 service calls in its 75 square-mile response area. 


Firmly committed to the philosophy of community policing, the Lakeland Police Department is consistently engaging with residents through outreach events, preventative public education, and transparent, open dialogue. To learn more about the Lakeland Police Department, visit www.lakelandpd.com and follow LakelandPD on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.