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Become a Lakeland Police Officer

The Lakeland Police Department has many opportunities for a rewarding and exciting career in law enforcement. Officers joining LPD can look forward to a career that offers opportunities for advancement, specialty and leadership training.

If you are a motivated person who is interested in a career in law enforcement, then the Lakeland Police Department is for you. LPD is a CALEA and CFA accredited agency that has a tradition of excellence. The Lakeland Police Department is committed to providing exceptional public safety services to our community and takes a leadership role in building community partnerships.

We promote diversity in our department. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


This is responsible Police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work involves the responsibility for prevention, detection and investigation of crimes and for maintaining law and order. Duties also consist of patrolling an assigned area, traffic regulation and direction and involvement in accident, criminal and other types of investigations. Duties may entail special assignments.

Work involves an element of personal danger and may be performed in an automobile, on a motorcycle, on a bicycle or on foot during an assigned shift. Assignments are received from superior officers and are carried out under established policies and procedures. Employees in this class must exercise considerable judgment and skill in their handling of emergencies. Performance is reviewed through conferences, handwritten and computer written reports, inspections and observations by superiors.

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