Law Enforcement Deputy Trainee

Sheriff
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office - Tampa, Florida

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$17.23 hourly

Job Description

Job Description Major Duties (Not limited to the following):
  • Patrolling assigned areas to detect and monitor possible criminal activity and interrogate suspicious persons.
  • Responding to emergency calls to provide assistance.
  • Investigating incidents for civil or criminal law violations.
  • Apprehending and arresting suspected law violators to ensure public safety.
  • Preparing and preserving evidence in accordance with directives to maintain chain of custody.
  • Testifying in court to provide an accurate account of investigation findings.
  • Controlling activities at traffic accident scenes by assisting victims or maintaining traffic flow.
  • Enforcing traffic laws by observing violations and issuing citations.
  • Providing information and assistance to the public.
  • Preparing and submits daily activity reports in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOP) and directives.
  • Transporting prisoners to court, medical or prison facilities.
  • Maintaining patrol car, weapons and other law enforcement equipment to insure operational readiness.
  • Performing other related duties as required.

Additional Information

NOTE: All candidates will attend the Sheriff's Orientation Training (SOT) and law enforcement academy. The training consists of a two week Sheriff's Orientation Training (S.O.T.), a six month academy and 9 weeks of module training. The Sheriff's Office will provide all books, materials, and uniforms (excluding footwear). Those selected for hire will receive $17.23 per hour (40 hour work week) and full benefits during this training period. After this training is completed the recruit is certified and the salary increases to $44,881.20 per year as a certified law enforcement deputy.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university
  • Experience: Three years of Active Duty military or Three years Full-time Law Enforcement
Desired Skills & Experience Minimum Qualifications:
  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Be a United States Citizen.
  • 60 semester hours / 90 quarter hours of study or equivalent Associates Degree from an accredited college, university, community college
  • OR
  • Three (3) years active duty U.S. Military service
  • OR
  • Three (3) years experience as a law enforcement officer (NOTE: All candidates will be required to attend all basic training even if you are pre-certified).
  • Three (3) years service as a certified Detention Deputy or Reserve I or II Deputy with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of application and a valid Florida driver's license at time of appointment.
  • NOTE: YOUR DRIVING HISTORY WILL BE THOROUGHLY REVIEWED AND MAY BE GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION.
  • Must possess a certified copy of a Birth Certificate.
  • Must possess a Social Security card.
  • Must complete the prescribed Physical Abilities Assessment (PAA).
  • Provide a copy of military discharge, DD-214 (if applicable).
  • May not have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • Must pass prescribed physical examination.
  • Applicant's vision must meet Florida Drivers License requirements.
  • Cannot have tattoos that are visible to the public while wearing the standard uniform of the day or Class A uniform (long sleeve).
  • Must not have used any illegal drugs within 36 months of making application or after the age of 30.
  • Must be of good moral character.
  • No felony convictions, arrests or other law enforcement interaction involving perjury, false statements, domestic violence or criminal traffic offenses will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • Will undergo criminal records check which includes fingerprints.
  • Must be six (6) months tobacco free at the time of application.
  • Must successfully pass an extensive background investigation and polygraph examination.
  • At the time of appointment, must live in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk or Manatee County.

Contact Informaton

Rich Lozada

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 3371
Tampa, Florida 33601
phone: (813) 247-0870

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