Communications Center Career Opportunities

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The Melbourne Police Department is committed to hiring only the best! We actively seek individuals who want a challenging career in a professional environment. Please contact Communications Manager Ray Desmarais at 321-608-6400 or for more information.

Applicant Process

Competitive Salary

The Melbourne Police Department offers a salary competitive with other local law enforcement agencies. The current salary range for Communication Officers is $30,534.40 to $51,313.60 annually ($14.68-$24.67 hourly). Candidates begin at the minimum rate of $14.68 per hour and receive two wage adjustments during the training period.  Upon successful completion of the training period, candidates will receive a minimum hourly rate of $16.16 per hour. Salary ranges are evaluated annually and wage adjustments are approved by City Council. The City also provides a 4% shift differential pay for communication officers assigned to evening and midnight shifts as well as incentive pay for specialty teams.

Excellent Benefits

  • Health Insurance (no cost for employee coverage)
  • Term Life Insurance policy equal to one times annual salary
  • Sick Leave that may be used for the employee or an immediate family member
  • Vacation Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • 9 Paid Holidays Annually  
  • Purchase of Dental Insurance
  • Purchase of Supplemental and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Purchase of Disability Coverage
  • Participation in a Pre-Tax Reimbursement Account for medical and dependent care expenses.
  • Florida State Retirement System (FRS)

Specialized Training Opportunities

These include Certified Training Officer, Incident Dispatch Team Members, Peer Support Member, and Critical Incident Stress Management Team Member.