Deputy Sheriff Trainee (Scheduled December 2024)

Job Locations US-FL-Polk County
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/14/2024 5:30 PM)
Job ID
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Minimal Risk

Position Concept



The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is seeking quality candidates that will embody the values and diversity of the community as a member of the agency. This program allows you the opportunity to be certified in Law Enforcement under the Deputy Sheriff Trainee Academy Program.


While attending the Academy (approximately six months)  the Sheriff’s Office will provide a monthly stipend of $3,000 dollars per candidate (first and last month pro-rated). This program does not include health insurance, or worker’s compensation benefits, as you are not a member of the Sheriff’s Office, however it is required that you obtain some form of insurance while attending the Academy.


Individuals selected will receive a scholarship for tuition, books, uniforms and exam cost. However, you will be expected to pay for the following list of items that is outlined below that will be required to purchase for the Academy.  The following costs are only estimates as the total cost will depend on the quantity and name brand of the merchandise you decide to purchase.  You will be required to purchase these items prior to orientation at Polk State College in Winter Haven.  Should you have any further questions please feel free to contact th Human Resources Division at or (863) 298-6440.


  • Boots:  $60 to $300
  • Polo Shirts (2 each): $40 total
  • Under Belt: $25 to $35
  • Hearing Protection: $20
  • Running Shoes: $60 to $200
  • Basic Gun Cleaning Kit: $15
  • Eye Protection: $10
  • Physical Training Uniforms (3 sets) $80 approx.
  • Battle Dress Uniforms (BDUs $60 total(recommend 2 each)
  • Ball Cap (recommend 2 each) $30 total
  • Black T-Shirt (5 each)–NOT V-Neck $20 to $50 approx. (T-Shirts to wear under uniform and polo shirts)


Upon graduating from the academy in good standing and successfully passing the state exams, you may be offered employment with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.   Once you are selected as a member of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, you will be assigned to the Department of Law Enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff .

To be considered for selection, applicants for the Deputy Sheriff Trainee Academy shall establish and maintain a legal residence within the boundaries of Polk County, Florida.

While attending the Academy classes, you are representing the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and you are expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner and adhere to ALL Polk County Sheriff’s Office General Order policies while attending class, as well as outside of class. Misconduct or lack of integrity will not be tolerated and may result in termination of the scholarship program.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


USD $3,000.00/Mo.


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