Employment Information

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has approximately 1,600 full time employees.  Working at a large agency offers great opportunities for specialty unit assignments and advancement.  Our agency has numerous opportunities for Certified, Civilian and Volunteer members.


There are also opportunities for Sponsorship to a Law Enforcement or Corrections Academy.  As a recruit, we pay you a salary to attend the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy and pay your tuition to attend.

If you are an out-of-state or federal officer seeking Florida Law Enforcement or Corrections certification, please visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website for information on how to obtain Florida certification without having to attend the full basic recruit academy.