Florida – The Florida Highway Patrol is actively recruiting and will be hosting a career fair in Orlando for all of Central Florida.
To join FHP you must be a US citizen, you must be a high school graduate or equivalent, you must be at least 19 years old when you apply, you must have a valid drivers license, and one of the following must apply to you:
- 1 year of law enforcement experience (sworn or non-sworn)
- 2 years of public contact experience
- 2 years of active continuous US military service with an honorable discharge
- Completed 30 semester or 45-quarter hours of college credit from an accredited college or university
The career fair will be held at the FHP headquarters, which is the FHP Orlando station at 133 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32807. The event will run from 7 PM to 9 PM. FHP’s looking for troopers and dispatchers.
“We need the help,” said Sergeant Kim Montes, Public Affairs Officer with FHP. “We actually have our own academey up in Talahassee where we’ll pay you to go learn how to be a police officer. And then you’re guaranteed a job once you complete that academy.”
Montes said salaries for dispatchers start at $26,000 a year and $33,000 a year for troopers. And according to her, there are some great benefits for those who work for FHP. “It’s a great retirement system, you get a patrol car to take to your house every night so you don’t have to have your own car to drive to and from work, the benefits, the comradery… If you want to serve your community this is a great way to do it. And we’re looking for good men and women.”
To learn more call Trooper George Rodrigues in FHP’s recruitment section at 407-737-6474, email him at GeorgeRodriguez@flhsmv.gov, or go to BeATrooper.com.
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