LAW ENFORCEMENT POSITIONS

Making A Difference!

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office prides itself with hiring highly qualified candidates of the highest integrity for all positions. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who strives to reflect the diversity found in our community. We incorporate cutting edge technology with state of the art training to ensure our deputies make a difference every day.

RECRUITING EVENTS

Meet with one of our recruiters to discuss your career!  

To contact the Recruiting Unit, please email recruiter@escambiaso.com or call (850) 436-9276.

WE ARE HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

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FITNESS STANDARDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission approved a new 60-hour physical training course for the Law Enforcement Academy. These new courses are in addition to the current 80-hours Defensive Tactics course.

As a candidate for a DS, DST, or CADET, you will be required to complete:

  • 1.5 Mile Run: Complete a 1.5 mile run in 18 minutes or less
  • Push-ups: Complete at least 15 push-ups in one minute
  • Sit-ups: Complete at least 25 sit-ups in one minute

Preparation Instructions

  • Build up to running 3 miles a day, 4 times a week
  • One method to achieve this goal is to jog for 2 minutes then brisk walk for 1 minute and repeat for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Work your way down to jogging for 3-5 minutes and walking for 45 seconds
  • Keep reducing the walk time until you aren’t walking anymore.
  • When the run is over, immediately drop down and do as many sit-ups as you can, until it is impossible to complete another repetition.
  • Take a 10 second break and then repeat twice more.
  • When you are finished with the sit-ups, immediately drop down and do as many push-ups as you can, until it is impossible to complete another repetition.
  • Take a 10 second break and then repeat twice more.
  • When you are finished with the push-ups, complete 5 squat jumps, jumping as high as you can every time.
  • Take a 10 second break and then repeat twice more.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT POSITIONS

  • At least 21 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen or Registered Alien
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony.
  • Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral character, false statements, perjury or domestic violence.
  • Must not have received a dishonorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces
  • No illegal drug usage over the past year. Other drug usage will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Driving History: Applicants applying for a position that includes driving an agency vehicle must possess a current and valid driver’s license. Applicants that reside outside the State of Florida, and will continue to do so, must have a current driver’s license for the state in which they reside (ß322.031(3), Florida Statute). In addition, no applicant applying for a position that includes driving an agency vehicle during the 60 months before the date of application will have:
    • Had their driver’s license suspended more than twice for nonpayment of insurance or for nonpayment of traffic fines.
    • Had their driver’s license suspended or revoked more than once for traffic violations except as stated above.
    • Been convicted of, or pled guilty or nolo contendere to, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a police officer, as defined in Chapter 316.1935 Florida Statutes.
    • Been convicted of, or pled guilty or nolo contendere to, “Driving Under the Influence as defined in Chapter 316.193, Florida Statutes, more than once.
    • Accumulated more than 12 points on their driver’s license during the 36 months prior to the date of applications or have a driving record that demonstrates repeated offenses and flagrant disregard for traffic laws.

PROCESS

All candidates for full-time positions will participate in the following steps.

  • Online application
  • Physical Agilities Test
  • Interview
  • Polygraph
  • Complete Background Check
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Drug screen (after conditional job offer)
  • Physician’s Assessment
  • Additional tests required by the position

BENEFITS

All full-time employees of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office receive an excellent benefits and compensation package.

Click here to download our benefits guide.

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.