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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.

Recruiting Events

Are you ready to make a difference?

Meet with one of our Recruiters to discuss your career!  

 

Public Service and Nonprofit Career Fair

February 22, 2018

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

University of North Florida

1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32224

Student Union Ballroom, Bldg. 58 West, 3rd floor

http://www.unf.edu/careerservices/events/

Questions – E-mail DFC Angela Keller  Angela.Keller@ocfl.net

 

 

 

Crossfit Firebase Meet and Greet

February 27, 2018

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

5103 Forsyth Commerce Road, Orlando, Florida 32807

https://www.crossfitfirebase.com/

Questions – E-mail DFC Angela Keller  Angela.Keller@ocfl.net 

 

 

 

UCF 2018 Public Service Showcase

March 28, 2018

1:00 PM  to 3:00 PM

12715 Pegasus Drive, Orlando, Florida 32816 in the UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom

http://events.ucf.edu/category/5/careerjobs/

Questions – E-mail DFC Angela Keller  Angela.Keller@ocfl.net 

 

 

 

Spring 2018 Valencia College Job  Fair

March 29, 2018

10:00 AM  to 2:00 PM

1800 South Kirkman Road, Orlando, Florida 32811. Building 8, Special Events Center

https://events.valenciacollege.edu/event/spring_2018_job_fair#.WmjcSVKWzcs

Questions – E-mail DFC Angela Keller  Angela.Keller@ocfl.net 

 

 

 

Saint Leo University Criminal Justice Career Fair and Law School Expo

April 5, 2018

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, Florida 33574

http://community.saintleo.edu/2017/02/career-recruiting-fair-for-criminal-justice-students-april-6/

Questions – E-mail DFC Angela Keller  Angela.Keller@ocfl.net

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.

Curtis Barnes

Curtis Barnes

curtis.barnes@ocfl.net
(321) 689-1637

Master Deputy Barnes specializes in questions about attending a law enforcement academy.

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.

We are now hiring for the following career opportunities:

Court Security Deputy

Candidates who have already attended or are currently attending a Florida law enforcement academy may apply. The incumbent in this position is responsible for maintaining law and order in and around the courtroom, ensuring the protection and safety of persons in and around the courtroom, and expediting courtroom proceedings by preparing the courtroom, ensuring the prisoner's prompt appearance in court, and following directives from the judge.
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Deputy Sheriff-Patrol

Candidates who have already attended or are currently attending a Florida law enforcement academy may apply. Candidates with 2 years full-time law enforcement experience and Florida certified will receive a $2,500 signing allowance! The ideal candidate possesses related work experience, college, and/or military experience. A strong candidate has favorable work history, driving history, credit ratings, and a low incident rate of substance abuse.
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Deputy Sheriff-Reserve

Candidates who have already attended or are currently attending a Florida law enforcement academy may apply. This is a non-paid position. The ideal candidate possesses related work experience, college, and/or military experience. A strong candidate has favorable work history, driving history, credit ratings, and a low incident rate of substance abuse.
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Deputy Sheriff-Sponsorship

Candidates with high qualifications may apply to a limited number of paid sponsorships to a law enforcement academy. The ideal candidate possesses related work experience, college, and/or military experience. A strong candidate has favorable work history, driving history, credit ratings, and a low incident rate of substance abuse.
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Fitness Standards for Law Enforcement Academy

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 and a 40-hour physical training course for the Corrections Academy. These new courses are in addition to the current 80-hours Defensive Tactics course.

 

Valencia Criminal Justice Institute has the following basic requirements for entry to their academy:

  • 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

In order for a student to be highly competitive as a candidate for Sponsorship and successful in the academy and to prevent injuries during physical fitness and defensive tactics training, there is a recommended minimum level of fitness prior to entering the academy. Each student will be tested during the first week of the academy and again at the end of the academy to measure improvement in overall physical fitness. Listed are the recommended entry-level fitness standards for all recruits:

  • Complete a 1.5 mile run in 14 minutes or less
  • Complete at least 40 push-ups in one minute
  • Complete at least 30 sit-ups in one minute

Physical fitness at the academy is intense; you must be physically fit on the first day. Our instructors and your classmates need you to be in great shape on the day you start. The instructions below will prepare you for the physical training at our institute. Start today!!! Fitness evolves over an extended period of time--weeks and months--not in one weekend.

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.