Careers at Palm Bay Police Department

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Palm Bay Police Department Opportunities and Benefits 2018

School Resource Officer Danny Phelan

Patrol Officer Virginia Kilmer

Special Investigations Unit Detective Reed Caswell

Police Chief Jim Rogers



Here are just some of the benefits we offer for our certified experienced law enforcement officers:

  • Pension buy-back for previous law enforcement or military experience (maximum 4 years)
  • Take home car program (35 mile radius)
  • Retirement plan offers 85% at 25 years of service
    • 3% COLA annually, after the third year
    • 5-year DROP benefit available
    • 100% vested at 10 years
  • Eligible for all Investigations and Specialty Units upon completion of one-year probation
  • Up to $4,000 sign on bonus for experienced officers
  • Up to $2,500 relocation incentive
  • Family friendly schedule (work 14 days a month with 4 consecutive days off)


The Palm Bay Police Department only accepts applications during official posting periods. Visit our employment web site to view current openings.

The City of Palm Bay is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.