DEPUTY - LAW ENFORCEMENT - Experience Pay, Signing Bonus & Relocation

Sworn US Law Enforcement
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office - Largo, Florida

Mar 14, 2023

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Application Deadline:
May 31, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$57,200 annual
Top Pay:
$86,519 annual

Job Description

Deputy performs general law enforcement work of average difficulty and responsibility in the preservation and protection of life and property, the prevention of crime, the maintenance of good public order, the enforcement of civil and criminal law, and other related duties as required by direction or assignment. All assignments involve responsibility for recognizing the social importance of the law enforcement function and for conscientious and effective performance of duties without immediate supervision.

Deputy exercises judgment and individual initiative in the performance of routine duties and in emergency situations. Positions require the member to work on rotating shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Duties are generally performed on an assigned shift, but the deputy may be called upon to continue assigned duties or special work assignments on other shifts and/or at such times as directed to best fill the efficient and effective operations of the Sheriff’s Office.

*Members in this position must reside in the following counties: Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee, or Hernando. *

Additional Information

++This position requires that the applicant be at least 21 years of age and certified by the Florida (CJSTC) Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission in compliance with Chapter 943 F.S.S. as well as meet the minimum vision requirement of 20/30 corrected visual acuity.++

Certified Law Enforcement Experience Pay: 1 year = $57,772 2 years = $58,927 3 years = $60,106 4 years = $61,308 5+ years = $62,534

With three (3) or more years Certified Law Enforcement experience, eligible to receive:

  • Signing bonus = $5,000
  • Relocation Stipend to Pinellas County

    - From out-of-state = **$3,000** - From Manatee, Hillsborough, Pasco or Hernando Counties = **$500** - From all other Florida locations = **$1,500**

With less than three (3) years Certified Law Enforcement experience, eligible to receive:

  • Signing bonus = $3,000

First time newly employed Law Enforcement Officers in the State of Florida may be eligible for an additional bonus up to $5,000 through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity while funding is available.

* Certification of completion of law enforcement training as required by the State of Florida * High School graduation or equivalent diploma from an institution accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Dept. Of Education or licensed as a degree granting institution by the Commission for Independent Education * Must possess a valid Florida driver's license (minimum Class E) * Consideration for this position requires a credit check

** 10% shift differential for night shift **

++The Sheriff requires all law enforcement certified members of the Sheriff's Office to reside in Pinellas, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee or Pasco counties. New members have three (3) months to move into one of the approved counties. The Sheriff may extend that period for good cause.++

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Graduation
  • Experience: *See Qualifications

Applicants must be tobacco/nicotine free for six months prior to submitting application and during length of employment.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office strives to provide our employees with the best benefits possible. Some of the benefits are Annual Leave (120 hours), Health Insurance, Wellness Incentives, and Education Assistance Program.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is an EEO/ADA employer and is committed to being a drug free workplace.


Any questions can be directed to Human Resources at 727-582-6208** **

Contact Information

Human Resources

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
10750 Ulmerton Rd. PO Box 2500
Largo, Florida 33778
phone: 727-582-6208

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