Deputy Sheriff/Cadet

Pensacola, FL
Escambia County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $40,352.00 – $60,611.20 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, the purpose of the Cadet position is to prepare a non-certified applicant (Cadet) for a career in law enforcement. While in the Cadet I/Cadet II status, the applicant participates and engages in formal and in-house training. The work activities are specifically designed and chosen to train and indoctrinate the individual in the field of law enforcement.

Essential Functions:


  • Enforce parking regulations and violations, including issuing parking citations. (Cadets must complete a training course for Parking Enforcement Specialist as approved by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission).
  • Assist the Investigations Division with collection and processing of evidence.
  • Provide clerical assistance, as needed, within the Sheriff’s Office.
  • Provide manpower assistance to the Sheriff’s Office Training Unit.
  • Attend regular training classes in law enforcement.
  • Attend various functions representing the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
  • Attend classes, lectures, demonstrations, and exercises
  • Trains on-the-job by performing routine work assignments in the functional area for which training is prescribed.
  • Perform other duties of similar nature or level in classroom setting.


  • Responds to calls for service or complaints from citizens.
  • Patrols an assigned area to enforce local, State, and Federal laws, including applicable traffic laws and related traffic control activities.
  • Participates in investigating crimes, which includes collecting and preserving evidence, interviewing witnesses and suspects, and securing crime scenes.
  • Prepares detailed and accurate reports, records, statistics, and/or logs on daily activities.
  • Renders emergency assistance at accidents and/or catastrophic situations.
  • Serves civil and criminal warrants and/or other legal processes utilizing established rules of civil process; apprehends criminals and makes arrests.
  • Transports suspects and/or applicable individuals to appropriate facilities and/or locations.
  • Attends court to testify in trials and/or participates in depositions.
  • Employees may be assigned to various units (Investigations, Forfeitures, Training, Court Security, etc.) that will require unit specific job duties.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent G.E.D.
  • Be a United States Citizen.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license at the time of application and meet the driving history requirements.
  • Must have had no illegal drug use within the past twelve months.
  • Must pass a polygraph, background investigation, drug screen, medical evaluation, and have a psychological examination.
  • Associate’s degree or higher, or
  • Military veteran with an HONORABLE discharge or a current member of any reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces or the Florida National Guard with a minimum of two (2) years of experience, or
  • Certified Corrections officer with a minimum of two (2) years of experience, or
  • Out-of-state Law Enforcement officer with a minimum of two (2) years of experience.