Certified Detention Deputy

Correctional Officer
Broward County Sheriff's Office - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Oct 6, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Dec 10, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$No annual
Academy Graduate:
$$50,025.82 annual
Top Pay:
$$84,002.34 annual

Job Description

  1. Minimum age of 18 years.

  2. United States citizen prior to application.

  3. High school diploma or equivalent. An evaluation of foreign high school diploma may be required.

  4. Must not have been convicted of any felony. All candidates must not have been convicted of any  perjury or a false statement charge as an adult. All other arrests and convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Must have good moral character as determined by a background investigation (F.S.S. 943.13).

  5. If ever arrested, candidates must submit an official court disposition with the application.  You may contact the Clerk of the Court in the county in which the incident occurred to obtain this information. Arrest records must be submitted with the online application.

  6. Basic Recruit Certificate must accompany application.  Basic Recruit Certificate must be submitted with the online application.

  7. Must successfully pass the BASIC MOTOR SKILLS test prior to submitting an application. Test results must be attached to the online application.

  8. Must possess and maintain throughout employment, a valid Florida driver license without any restrictions affecting job performance. Driver license must show current address. All candidates must submit with the application, a Certified Department of Motor Vehicles "entire" driving history.

  9. Florida driving histories can be obtained at any courthouse in Broward County. Three year, 7 year, and online Florida driving history records will not be accepted. 

  10. If you have possessed a driver's license in any other state in the past 10 years you will need to submit an "entire" driving history from that state. For non-Florida driving histories, please contact that state's division of motor vehicles.
  11. The search date for all driving histories must be within one month of the date the application for employment is received by the Bureau of Human Resources.
  12. Driving history records ++must++ be attached to the online application.

  13. If claiming Veteran's Preference, candidates must provide a DD214 Member 4 form with the online application.



  • Basic Recruit Certificate.
  • Basic Motor Skills Test Results.
  • If ever arrested, submit official court disposition, police report, and written statement for review.
  • Certified "entire" driving history.
  • DD214 Member 4 form (if claiming Veterans' Preference).

To view additional information on the required CJBAT and Basic Motor Skills tests, please visit the Broward College Institute of Public Safety Testing Center website: ++Testing Center++

To view the Broward College Physical Fitness Preparation Guide, please click on the following link: ++Physical Fitness Preparation Guide++

Additional Information

CERTIFIED DETENTION DEPUTY work includes the supervision and control of detainees; enforcement of security rules, regulations and procedures; and, the provision of services and information to detainees.  Tasks involve the intermittent performance of extremely physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, running, climbing, and that may involve the bending pushing, and/or pulling of extremely heavy objects, such as in the event of chasing and subduing a detainee resisting control.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: High Diploma or Equivalent
  • Experience: Certification

Contact Information

Deputy Roderick Jackson

Broward County Sheriff's Office
2601 W. Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
phone: 9543214421

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