Deputy Sheriff Cadet

Gainesville, FL
Alachua County

Salary: $19.23/Hr.

Position Summary:

A training position involving attendance at a recognized law enforcement academy for the express purpose of becoming an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office deputy. This position requires commitment, diligence and initiative.

Work is performed under the supervision of the Training Bureau Sergeants and Uniform Patrol Division Commander. Performance is evaluated through observation and grades obtained.

Essential Functions:

  • Attend and successfully complete Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) basic law enforcement certification course.
  • Pass the FDLE state certification examination.
  • Meet all standards required for employment as an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office deputy.


  • Maintain passing grades at the designated Law Enforcement Academy.
  • Speak, read, write, and understand English fluently.
  • Ability to learn material presented at the academy.
  • Ability to analyze problems quickly and effectively.
  • Ability to apply modern law enforcement principles/procedures to solve practical problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow instructions/orders.
  • Good knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling.