Law Enforcement Academy Recruit

Bradenton, FL
Manatee County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $54,912.00 – $85,113.60 Annually.

Essential Functions:

  • Commute to and from the academy daily according to their class schedule if selected.
  • Ability to attend all classes and labs required to successfully pass the curricula of the Basic Recruit Law Enforcement Academy
  • Ability to pass the FDLE State Officer Certification Exam.
  • Must successfully complete the agency’s Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP) which consists of one-on-one training with certified Field Training Officer(s) who ensure that all new deputies are fully prepared to be a solo deputy.
  • Regular, dependable and punctual attendance is a requirement
  • Perform various duties for the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), as required.


  • Must be 19 years of age.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must have a valid Class E Florida Driver’s License.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must not have used marijuana, or its derivative, in the last twelve (12) months.
  • Must not have illegally used any Schedule I through Schedule V drugs in the last three (3) years ((Schedule I through V, as defined in the Controlled Substances Action, 21 U.S.C., Section 812, include but are not limited to cocaine, crack, lysergic acid diethylamide [LSD], amphetamines, methamphetamines, heroin, MDMA, GHB and anabolic steroids).
  • Must have never illegally used a controlled substance while employed as a law enforcement or corrections officer, while working in a prosecutorial position or while employed in a position of public safety.
  • Must never have sold, delivered or manufactured a controlled substance.
  • Must not have been convicted of a DUI within the past five years or more than once in their lifetime.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement.
  • Must not have engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility or other institution (as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997).