To qualify to become a certified police officer with the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department, you must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license
  • Be in good physical health 
  • Meet minimum standards for vision and hearing
  • Be of good moral character
  • Have a stable work record
  • Not have any convictions as an adult of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude
  • Have a passing score on the Florida Police Officers Certification Examination by date of hire