Non-Emergency: 727.582.6200

How to Apply

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer and offers employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or marital status. We recognize veteran’s preference as provided by Florida law and we are committed to a drug-free workplace. The Sheriff’s Office does not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability in regard to the application process, hiring, advancement; or other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is a progressive, technologically advanced agency geared to meet the needs of the area’s diverse population. As a recognized leader in comprehensive Law Enforcement and Corrections programs, the more than 3,300 specialized members provide solid, proven service to the community.

For a list of current openings, click here.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Human Resources Division is located at:
10750 Ulmerton Road
Building 400
Largo, FL 33778
(727) 582-6208

(Southwest corner of Seminole Blvd. and Ulmerton Rd.)

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Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation which may include:

  • Polygraph test
  • Drug Screening
  • Physical assessment (medical and/or agility)
  • Hearing and vision screening
  • Psychological evaluation

Law Enforcement Certification Information

If you are currently law enforcement-certified in another state and wish to become law enforcement certified in the state of Florida, you may contact the Florida Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission (CJSTC) at (850)410-8600 or for further information on equivalency training at one of the state’s law enforcement training centers. If you wish to attend the law enforcement training center in Pinellas County, you can contact the Police Applicant Screening Service (PASS) at (727)864-3822 or for further information. Either CJSTC or PASS will be able to evaluate your background and previous training to determine what is needed for you to become Florida-certified.

Corrections Certification Information

If you are currently certified in another state and wish to become certified in the state of Florida, you may contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at (850) 410-8600. Make sure you have all training certificates as well as basic recruit certificate before you call. These certificates will be used to determine the amount of training necessary to become Florida certified.

If you are not currently Florida corrections certified, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office periodically offers full sponsorships through the Corrections Academy. If accepted for sponsorship, the Sheriff’s Office will pay for your academy tuition, books, and FDLE Certification exams. Benefits for corrections certified employees include: Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Dental & Vision Insurance, Shift Differential, Florida Retirement System, Educational Assistance, Uniforms, and Paid Vacations, Holidays and Sick leave. Applications for sponsorships are accepted when the “Detention Deputy Recruit” position is posted on the “Job Openings” page.

Please refer to “Job Openings” under the “Careers” tab to view the positions for which we are currently accepting applications.

To Apply:

New Applicants: The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office does not hire persons who use tobacco products, and requires “no tobacco use” by applicants for a six-month period prior to application and during length of employment.

Minimum Requirements:

    • Possess an accredited High School or GED diploma
    • Meet the following minimum age requirements

21 years old for Law Enforcement
19 years old for Detention Deputy
18 years old for non-sworn positions

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen for all sworn positions and authorized to work in the U.S. for non-sworn positions
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing.

We only process applications for positions currently posted as open. Submit completed application as an email attachment to: Or in-person to Human Resources at 10750 Ulmerton Rd., Largo, FL., for review during normal business hours, 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Upon review applicants will be scheduled for appropriate testing and provided with additional information or instructions.

Please visit Human Resources in Building 400 at 10750 Ulmerton Rd, Largo or contact us by phone at (727) 582-6208 for further information.

Current Members: All interested members can request transfer after the completion of their probationary period. Such request must go through their chain of command to the Human Resources Division. Upon submitting the memorandum, the member requesting the transfer will be notified of receipt of the transfer request. Members of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office who meet the qualifications will have their names added to the eligibility register.

Applicants should review the job description for additional information and testing requirements.

OMC Drop-Boxes

Operation Medicine Cabinet

Drop off your expired or unused medications during business hours at Operation Medicine Cabinet drop boxes located at two Sheriff’s Office locations:

The Sheriff’s Administration Building
10750 Ulmerton Rd.

The Sheriff’s North District Office at
737 Louden Avenue

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When To Call

In Florida, simply dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency connects you to EMS, law enforcement, and the fire rescue.

The 9-1-1 system is for emergencies only – serious vehicle crashes, critical medical situations, crimes in progress, or fire.

Do not call 9-1-1 for non emergency transportation.

If you are unsure if your situation is a true emergency, officials recommend that you let the call taker determine if you need emergency help.


10750 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33778

Mailing address:
PO Drawer 2500
Largo, FL 33779-2500

Phone: (727) 582-6200
Emergency: 9 1 1


E-mail addresses are public record under Florida Law and are not exempt from public-records requirements. If you do not want your e-mail address to be subject to being released pursuant to a public-records request do not send electronic mail to this entity.

Instead, contact this office by telephone or in writing, via the United States Postal Service.