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University Police Department

UPD Employment Information

The Department of Police and Public Safety at the University of North Florida is recognized as an innovator within the State University system and enjoys tremendous community support. In order to maintain these high standards, only the most qualified applicants are accepted for employment.

Minimum General Requirements

  • 19 years of age
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Thorough background investigation (including fingerprint check)
  • 20/20 vision or 20/20 vision with corrective lenses

Law Enforcement Officer

  • Certified Law Enforcement Officer in State of Florida
  • United States Citizen
  • Valid Florida Drivers' License
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the military
  • No misdemeanor conviction involving perjury or false statement
  • No felony conviction
  • Pass medical examination
  • Physical agility assessment
  • Drug screening
  • Psychological
  • Written Aptitude Test
  • Polygraph

Police Communications Operator

  • Proficiency in typing
  • Ability to use computer
  • One year appropriate experience (college or vocational/technical training may substitute)
  • Must possess ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Pass FCIC/NCIC Teletype Certification
  • Pass Florida 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator Exam


  • Paid holidays each year
  • Accrued annual, compensatory, and sick leave
  • Overtime is paid at one and one half the normal hourly pay rate
  • Paid State of Florida High Risk Retirement Plan (sworn personnel only)
  • Paid State of Florida Retirement Plan (non-sworn personnel)
  • Excellent medical and dental benefit packages available
  • All uniforms and equipment are furnished in addition to a bi-annual clothing allowance
  • Paid education (UNF)

Training and Education

We are committed to developing our employees both professionally and personally. In addition to in-service training, we encourage our employees to enroll in specialized training courses offered at the two (2) Regional Training Centers within our proximity.


(as of 14 September, 2023)
Starting salary for Police Officers: $49,755.20
Starting salary for Police Communications Officers: $33,600

For current position openings, contact:

Office of Human Resources
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Building 1 J.J. Daniel Hall
Room 1101
Jacksonville, FL 32224 

The University of North Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the University’s educational programs and activities, and the University is required by Title IX and its implementing federal regulations to not discriminate on that basis. The requirement not to discriminate also extends to admissions and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Education, or both. UNF’s Title IX Coordinator may be contacted at 1 UNF Drive, Building 1, Suite 1200, Jacksonville, FL 32224,