Certified Law Enforcement Deputy Sheriff

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Broward County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement

Salary: $60,164.35 – $97,802.35 Annually.

Closing Date: 12/20/2024.

Position Summary:

This is law enforcement and public safety work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Employees in this classification perform work in varied law enforcement assignments, including but not necessarily limited to, motorized patrol, traffic control and enforcement, preliminary and follow-up investigation at crime scenes, courthouse and port security, vessel patrol, scuba diving, K-9 handling, serving writs, other court process actions, and assistance in public safety education and community service programs. Work involves an element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise independent discretion in addressing emergency situations. Work assignments and instructions are received from an administrative superior who reviews work methods and results through observation, reports and conferences. Incumbents perform essential class functions as outlined herein according to functional area of assignment. Performs related work as directed.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs law enforcement patrol activities including, but not necessarily limited to, teletype checks of property or person; records checks on firearms, stolen equipment or wanted/stolen vehicles; assessments of driver’s operational capacities; transportation of mental patients, prisoners or suspects; felony stops; Be On the Look Out (BOLO) reviews; searches for missing, lost or wanted persons; separation of persons involved in domestic disputes; dwelling, building or grounds inspections; vehicle pursuits; detainment of suspect vehicle drivers; alarm responses; arrest approach and methods planning; arrests; searches of persons, places and property; riot control; subdues resisting offenders using force where appropriate up to and including deadly force.
  • Performs law enforcement investigations including, but not necessarily limited to, recording identifying marks on vehicles, firearms and other objects; preparing and distributing BOLO reports of wanted notices; coordinating activities at accident, crime or investigation scenes; searching buildings or grounds for suspects; establishing identity of suspects; selecting approach and methods for conducting searches; collecting and transporting of crime scene evidence or property; protecting or securing accident, crime or investigation scenes; identifying persons through records, pictures, or identification media; showing mug shots to witnesses or victims; conducting photo lineups; researching agency records; checking establishments for wanted or missing persons; gathering intelligence on known or suspected offenders; conducting interviews; interrogating suspects; recording sworn statements, formal confessions or depositions; preparing reports or affidavits; presenting testimony and evidence in both civil and criminal court.
  • Functions in a public safety capacity including, but not necessarily limited to, moving abused persons to safe environments; obtaining information on injuries to victims and suspects for reports; conducting presentation before public groups; assisting and referring mentally ill, indigent and other persons evidencing need of assistance; physically moving persons, vehicles and other property from unsecured locations; administering first-aid to injured persons; administering CPR procedures on appropriate persons; providing security for special functions.
  • Performs traffic related activities including, but not necessarily limited to, examining abandoned vehicles; investigating requests for vehicle tows; informing vehicle owners of legal obligations or procedures regarding vehicle removal; gauging speed of moving vehicles; directing traffic on land or water; observing traffic for violations; conducting traffic stops; investigating and reporting hazardous roadway or waterway damage; controlling parking; issuing citations or warnings; advising offenders in lieu of arrest or citation; rescuing or assisting in rescues of trapped persons; informing persons in accidents regarding reporting and information exchange procedures; explaining legal obligations to vehicle operators; conducting accident investigations; administering field checks to drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances.
  • Performs court process actions, including but not necessarily limited to, serving and accounting for exparte injunctions, eviction notices, enforceable writs and other process actions within the area of assignment; reading and comprehension of legal and non-legal documents including the preparation and processing of such documents as citations, affidavits and warrants.
  • When applicable to area of assignment, operates a law enforcement vehicle; may be assigned to operate aircraft; may be assigned to operate marine vessels; may be assigned to mounted unit.
  • Performs related duties as directed.


  • Minimum age of 19 years.
  • United States Citizen at time of application (F.S.S.943.13(2)).
  • High school diploma or equivalent. An evaluation of foreign high school diploma may be required.
  • Must not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement as an adult. All other arrests and convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All candidates must have good moral character as determined by a background investigation (F.S.S. 943.13). If ever arrested, candidates must submit official court documents and police reports with the application. A written statement explaining the arrest and the outcome must also be attached to the application for review. Official court documents can be obtained from the Clerk of the Court in the county in which the incident occurred. Documents must be submitted with your application.
  • Must successfully pass the SWIMMING and PHYSICAL AGILITY tests prior to submitting an application. Results for all required tests must be attached to the online application.
  • Candidates must be Law Enforcement Certified in the state of Florida at the time of application. FDLE Certification must be attached to the online application.
  • If claiming Veteran’s Preference, candidates must attach a DD214 Member 4 form to the online application.
    Must possess and maintain throughout employment, a valid Florida driver license without any restrictions affecting job performance. Driver license must show current address. All candidates must submit with the application, a Certified Department of Motor Vehicles “entire” driving history.