The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the best and brightest individuals who want to help their community and make a positive difference in people's lives. The goal of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is to provide the highest level of professional public service to the wide range of ethnic and culturally diverse groups that make up Pinellas County.

A career with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office offers: challenge, excitement, variety, teamwork, job satisfaction, opportunities for special assignments, career development, opportunities for promotion/advancement, and excellent salary and benefits.

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. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations. Anyone requesting an accommodation should contact Human Resources (727-582-6208) to advise the type  accommodation needed as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours prior to any scheduled testing, assessment, and/or other component to the hiring process.

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment by the state and are encouraged to apply for the vacant positions. Veterans' Preference Form can be located here.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is an ADA/EOE/VP employer and is committed to being a drug-free workplace.

Applicant Guidelines

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office requires applicants be:

  • 18 years of age minimally for civilian positions
  • 19 years of age minimally for Detention Deputy
  • 21 years of age minimally for Law Enforcement Deputy
  • Free of tobacco products for a period of six months prior to application and through the length of their career
  • Free of illegal drugs for a period of twelve months prior to submitting an application for employment and throughout their employment
  • Awarded an accredited High School or GED diploma
  • A citizen for the United States for Detention and Law Enforcement Deputy
  • Authorized to work in the United States for civilian positions

Deputy Detention and Corrections and Law Enforcement Certification Information:

  • If you are currently detention and corrections or law enforcement-certified in another state and wish to become a deputy 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.

Human Resources Contact Information

General Information:

Physical Address:
10750 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33778

Mailing Address:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Human Resources
P.O. Drawer 2500 Largo, FL 33779

Non Emergency Line: (727) 582-6200 | In an Emergency call 911ADA info