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Application Process & Benefits

Applicants are required to apply online on the City of Ocala website. First, create a profile and sign up for E-Notify. If you do not find the position you are seeking listed, check back often as available opportunities can change daily.

You will receive notifications throughout the hiring process, to include:

  • when your application is received
  • when your name appears on the list of eligible candidates
  • when updates are made to your status

When applying for a civilian professional position with the Ocala Police Department you will be expected to complete:

  1. Initial Interview
  2. Polygraph
  3. Background Investigation
  4. Interview with the Deputy Chief and Chief of Police
  5. City of Ocala Physical

During the first year of employment, civilian professionals can expect:

  • Orientation
  • 6 Month Probationary Period (12 Month for Communication Technicians)

Benefits Include:

  • Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 30-Year Pension Plan
  • Professional Development Bonus
  • Communications Technicians: 12 Hour Shifts/ 15 Days Off Per Month

The City of Ocala is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

The Ocala Police Department looks for career minded, ethically sound and professionally motivated people to join the ranks of our department. If you think you have what it takes, please apply when the opening/opportunity presents itself by clicking on the above link.


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