The Winter Haven Police Department is committed to providing “world-class” customer service. The department employs 92 police officers and 33 civilian support personnel. To maintain the highest level of efficiency, the department incorporates state of the art equipment with on-going innovative in-house training programs. A list of benefits include a starting salary of $45,552 base pay, 25 year full retirement at 87.5% of salary, Officer First Class Bonus of $1500 annually, Master Police Officer Bonus of $3000 annually, take home vehicle with out of county allowances, tuition advancement, education salary incentives, 11 holidays, 12 vacation days (first year), police union collective bargaining, extra duty details, facial hair, tattoo approval, safety shoe allowance, agency issued cell phones, fitness center, wellness programs and no residency restrictions. Specialty units include Patrol Canine, Therapy Canine, Traffic Unit - Motors and Marine, Investigations, School Resource Officer, DARE Officer, Drug and Crime Suppression Unit, Emergency Response Team, Drone Unit, Critical Incident Negotiations Team and Honor Guard.