Detention Officer Recruit

Gainesville, FL
Alachua County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $47,619.10 Annually.

Position Summary:

A training position involving attendance at a recognized Correctional academy for the express purpose of becoming an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officer/Detention Deputy. This position requires commitment, diligence and initiative.

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


  • Attend and successfully complete the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Corrections Basic Recruit course.
  • Meet all standards required for employment at the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Attend academy/work shifts promptly on a continual basis.
  • Experience in the criminal justice field is preferred.
  • Current, valid Florida driver’s license.
  • Must be 19 years of age.
  • Must pass all current ACSO testing and background processes.
  • Must be willing to enter into an employee training agreement regarding length of ACSO employment.
  • Must meet or exceed all applicable physical agility standards required by ACSO.

Preferred Requirements:

  • High School/GED.
  • Associate’s Degree.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.