14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33912, USA
911 (Emergency)
239-477-1000 (Non Emergency)

Law Enforcement Deputy (Certified)

Law Enforcement Deputy (Certified)

Applications Accepted: 01/25/24 – CONTINUOUS

Starting Salary: $62,500 (Certified)

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office provides a comprehensive compensation package to include:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Benefits: As an employee you do not pay a premium for yourself or any covered dependents for these benefits. This equates up to $22,800 in insurance premiums paid by the agency 100%
  • Life Insurance
  • EAP access (counseling and support services)
  • 3 weeks paid vacation, 100 paid personal hours, and 80 hours’ sick leave annually
  • Participation in the Florida Retirement System (FRS), with $20,418.75 in retirement contributions paid by the agency annually
  • Access to a free medical clinic for acute care needs with a primary care provider to include annual physicals, office visits, lab work, and many generic medications through the Employee Benefits Plan for you and your dependents
  • Educational Program for approved majors
  • Uniforms Provided

Role and Responsibilities:


  • Protect the public and preserve the peace, serving in a variety of assignments
  • Interpret and enforce all applicable federal, state and local laws, general orders, directives, and policies and procedures of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office
  • Work independently under limited supervision

Physical Demands:

  • Must take and pass the Physical Abilities Testing (PAT) with a maximum time of 6:04

Minimum Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years old, or older
  • Must have obtained a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must have a valid Florida Driver’s License
  • Must have a Social Security Card
  • Must have successfully passed the Florida Law Enforcement State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE) or are currently attending a Florida approved Criminal Justice Academy for Law Enforcement
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony
  • Must not have used illegal drugs in the last 12 months
  • Must not have received a dishonorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces
  • Must be able to work various shifts with rotating days off, as well as weekends, holidays and emergency events such as hurricanes
  • Must be able to speak, write and understand the English language

Preferred Skills:

  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge of Lee County geography
  • Polite, courteous, and professional demeanor
  • Bilingual
  • Experience as a Law Enforcement Officer in the state of Florida or out of state
  • Experience working or volunteering with a law enforcement agency in a civilian or certified capacity

Application Processing Required:

All candidates must pass the following tests to be eligible for employment:

  • Panel Oral Board Interview
  • Polygraph
  • Physical Abilities Testing (PAT)
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical exam and drug screen (after conditional job offer)

Equivalency of Training:

The Equivalency of Training (EOT) process is for out-of-state officers, federal officers and previously certified Florida officers with a four year or more break-in-service pursuant to section 943.131(2a), Florida Statutes and Rule 11B-35.009(3) or (4), Florida Administrative Code or for persons who served as a member of the special operations forces pursuant to section 943.131(2)(b), F.S. and Rule 11B-35.009(5), F.A.C.

Applications Accepted By:

  • Email – ApplyLCSO@sheriffleefl.org
  • In Person – LCSO Headquarters, 14750 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33912 (Insert in the black drop box located towards the left of the front of the building)
  • Mail to – Attn: Human Resources, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, 14750 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33912
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We proudly recognize Veterans’ Preference and are committed to a drug-free workplace.
Service members, veterans and the spouse and family members of such, may be entitled to preference, priority and waivers for postsecondary educational requirements and are encouraged to apply.
All conditions of this posting are subject to the Sheriff’s discretion.
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Lee County

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