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Law Enforcement Positions

Making a Difference!

The Orange 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.

Current Openings

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Minimum Qualifications

for all Sworn Positions

  • Must meet the education/employment requirements of Option 1 or Option 2
    • Option 1 - Two years of accredited college (60 credit hours); OR Two years of active military duty or Four continuous years of reserve/guard duty; OR Two years of full-time law enforcement officer or related experience (e.g., corrections, emergency communications, fire/rescue, security); OR A combination of the above.
    • Option 2 - Three or more years of current, discipline free employment.
  • Accredited high school or GED diploma (will not accept a certificate of completion)
  • Must be able to comprehend and communicate fluently in verbal and written English.
  • At least 21 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Valid drivers license for the last year and have no more than two moving violations over the past three years. Other driving history will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • No DUI convictions for the past 5 years. Other driving history will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • 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 within the past three years. Other drug usage will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Good physical condition
  • Vision of 20/40 corrected or better
  • Applicants with body ornamentation (tattoos) shall not have any visible body ornamentation on the head, face, and neck area, which includes the visible skin while wearing a collared uniform shirt with an unbuttoned top button.  Employees shall not have any visible body ornamentation located on the hands which is defined as the area from wrist to fingertips; however, a tattoo simulating a wedding ring on the ring finger of the left hand will not be considered excessive as described herein.  Applicants are encouraged to read the agency body ornamentation policy (Download PDF reader) before applying.

Meet our Sworn Recruiters!

Rick Demarco

Rick DeMarco

richard.demarco@ocfl.net
(407) 448-6804

Recruiter DeMarco specializes in questions from our candidates with military experience.

Recruiter Deputy First Class Angela Keller

Angela Keller

angela.keller@ocfl.net
(407) 489-0411

Deputy First Class Keller specializes in questions from candidates who already have a Florida law enforcement certificate and women considering a law enforcement career.

STEVE HARRIELSON

steve.harrielson@ocfl.net
(407) 949-4804

Sergeant Steve Harrielson oversees the Field Recruiting Unit and is available to assist with a variety of topics related to working as a deputy sheriff.

LEILA FREEZE

leila.freeze@ocfl.net
(407) 868-1665

Deputy Freeze specializes in questions from candidates who already have a Florida law enforcement certificate and women considering a law enforcement career.