Ensuring exceptional public safety candidates for Pinellas County’s future | (727) 864 3822 PASS@SPCOLLEGE.EDU

Discover your potential

Want a career in law enforcement, corrections, or telecommunications? 

Want to make a difference in your community?

Be part of the solution for improving quality of life issues.

Technology Driven

Integrating exceptional technologies in the law enforcement field requires candidates with the drive, education, and skills.

Join the Pinellas County law enforcement team

The 13 Pinellas County law enforcement agencies along with our State and Federal partners work in unison to provide the utmost safety to the citizens and visitors of Pinellas County.  

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.

Explore Policing

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!

Our Mission

To provide an indispensable background assessment of public safety applicants seeking career employment opportunities within the Pinellas County law enforcement community.

News & Announcements

SPOT the Robotic Dog

SPOT the Robotic Dog

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.

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Expedited EOT Process

Expedited EOT Process

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.

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