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The Florida Highway Patrol to Host After Hours Career Fair

~ Not just a job, but a career ~

Gainesville, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is actively recruiting across the state and will be hosting an after-hours career fair for individuals interested in pursuing a career with the FHP.

This career fair will assist candidates to understand pay and benefits, the application process, as well as learn where open positions are currently available in North Central Florida.

This event will be hosted by Troop- B of the Florida Highway Patrol, which includes the following counties: Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion and Suwannee.

The minimum qualifications to join the FHP are as follows:
 United States citizen;
 High School graduate or equivalent;
 Minimum of 19 years old at time of application (no maximum age restriction);
 Valid driver license; and
 One of the following – one year of law enforcement experience (sworn or non-sworn); two years of public contact experience; two years of active continuous U.S. military service with an honorable discharge; completed 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of college credit from an accredited college or university.

Florida Certified Law Enforcement Officers are also encouraged to attend to learn about the accelerated programs available that shortens the hiring process.

Location and date of Career Fair:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 4 pm until 7 pm at the FHP Station at 6300 NW 13 St Gainesville, FL 32653.

Interested applicants with additional questions may contact our local FHP Recruiter, Shelia Walker at (386) 754-6284 or Additional information can be found at: