Law Enforcement Applicant Process
Applicants are exposed to an extensive background screening process that, upon successful completion, will place them in an eligibility pool (1 year) for hire within the Pinellas County Law Enforcement community.
Exemption From Training (EOT) Process
PASS is authorized by FDLE to provide verification of employment and training of out-of-state, corrections, federal, or former Florida law enforcement officers seeking employment in the state of Florida.
CORRECTIONS APPLICANT PROCESS
For new career applicants, PASS, in partnership with St. Petersburg College, provides the background screening service for all open enrollment applicants wishing to attend the corrections academy.
Telecommunications Applicant PROCESS
For new career applicants that are looking to get involved as a 911 dispatcher, PASS, in partnership with St. Petersburg College, performs a criminal history check for all open enrollment applicants.
Representing 13 Law Enforcement Agencies in Pinellas County
* Although fully utilizing PASS, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and St. Petersburg Police Department require direct application for the facilitation of an agency specific background assessment.
COMPETITIVE SALARIES • GREAT BENEFITS • ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
A Law Enforcement Career In Paradise
People pay thousands to vacation along the Pinellas County beaches. We can pay you to live here!
Pinellas County and the greater Tampa Bay area offers:
- Year-round recreational weather: boating, fishing, golf, tennis, and biking
- World-class restaurants and shopping
- Major airports
- Performing and Visual Arts
- Theme Parks & Nascar Racing
- Quality Higher Education
- Sports: Superbowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Stanley Cup winning Tampa Bay Lightning, and American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays.
We have it all right here in Pinellas County!
To provide an indispensable background assessment of public safety applicants seeking career employment opportunities within the Pinellas County law enforcement community.
News & Announcements
The St. Petersburg Police Department has a new tool to fight crime. It’s a dog – but this dog doesn’t have fur, doesn’t need food and doesn’t get tired. SPOT is a remote-control robotic dog that can climb stairs, open doorknobs and move over rough or uneven terrain.
With the increased interest and application toward Florida’s EOT process, PASS has acquired additional staffing to expedite the reception and fulfillment of EOT verifications.