Melbourne Police Department’s First Academy Recruit Sign-on Day Big Success
By Space Coast Daily // October 15, 2023
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On October 9, the Melbourne Police Department held its first “Academy Recruit Sign-on Day” where we welcomed our newly hired academy recruits to the Melbourne Police Department.
The recruits signed their employment offers, securing their police academy sponsorship from the Melbourne Police Department.
The recruits have been selected for the Police Academy Sponsorship position and will have their entire police academy paid for, including books and uniforms, and will be paid full-time to attend the police academy. Additionally, they are eligible for a $5,000 sign-on bonus from the state of Florida and a $2,500 sign-on bonus from the City of Melbourne.
The police academy is held at Eastern Florida State College and is 770 hours of course work including written work and high liability courses such as firearms, driving, first aid and defensive tactics.
Since 2018, the Melbourne Police Department has sponsored over 60 recruits through the Eastern Florida State College police academy. We are currently hiring more recruits to sponsor through the January police academy, the deadline to apply online for our latest process is October 15, 2023.