Employment With the Police

To Apply For Employment


Please select the appropriate application from the menu to the right. Print out the application, fill it out, and return it to the Panama City Police Department Main Station located at:
1209 E. 15th St.
Panama City, FL 32405

The main station's normal business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About The Department


The Panama City Police Department is the largest municipal law enforcement agency in Bay County Florida. The department employees 143 people, 95 being sworn law enforcement officers. The agency responds to an average of 40,000 calls for service per year. All entry level sworn positions are that of a patrol officer. For the first 12 weeks after hire, new officers are assigned to the Field Training Officer (FTO) program. Upon successful completion of the FTO program, officers will be assigned to a patrol squad and given beat responsibilities.

The diversity of services provided by the department offer many opportunities for officers, which include specialized training, lateral assignments to one of many specialty areas, as well as timely promotional opportunities.

Duty Assignments


  • Patrol Officer
  • Community Oriented Policing
  • DUI Enforcement
  • Traffic Officer
  • K-9 Handler
  • Special Weapons & Tactics
  • Marine Unit
  • Crisis Negotiator
  • Crime Scene / Evidence Technician
  • Street Crimes Unit
  • Intelligence Unit
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Promotional Opportunities
Upon completion of 3 years continuous service with the department, an officer will become eligible to compete in the promotional process. The process consists of the submission of a resume, a written test, and an oral board.
 
The Panama City Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer