Employment Opportunities

The City of Venice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As part of its Drug Free Workplace program, successful candidates must pass a drug screen and pre-employment physical exam. In accordance with the Immigration Reform Act, appropriate identification documents verifying eligibility for employment will be required. Reasonable accommodations will be made during the employment process for qualified applicants with disabilities. For further information regarding the recruitment and selection process, please call or visit the cityís Administrative Services Department.


To be eligible for employment as a police officer with the City of Venice, an applicant:

Eligibility requirements for employment as a police officer with the City of Venice are:

  1. Must be a citizen of the United States.
  2. Prefer Florida certified (or certifiable) in law enforcement, but will accept applications from individuals who are currently enrolled in a certified police academy.
  3. Prefer an associate degree from an accredited college.
  4. Must be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background check, with no conviction of a felony or a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement.
  5. If applicant is a veteran of an armed forces service of the United States, must have a minimum of a general discharge.
  6. Possess and maintain a valid Florida driverís license.
  7. Successfully completed state approved Physical Abilities Test within last six (6) months. Applicants not meeting this requirement must successfully complete the PAT test.
  8. Undergo a physical examination by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. Visual acuity is included in the exam. Based on the results of the examination, the examining physician must attest that the applicant is capable of performing the essential functions of a police officer.
  9. Be a minimum of nineteen (19) years of age.
  10. Successfully complete a polygraph.
  11. Successfully pass a drug screening test.
  12. Successfully pass a psychological evaluation.

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