Law Enforcement Deputy

St Augustine, FL
St John County Sheriff's Office

The purpose of this position is to maintain peace and safety of our community.

Starting Salary: $40,105


This purpose is accomplished by a Law Enforcement (LE) Deputy whose primary responsibilities are responding to the needs of the residents and visitors, ensuring the rights of victims are maintained, responding to routine and emergency calls for service as well as routine patrolling, conducting traffic control and enforcement (including felony stops), conducting preliminary and follow-up investigations at crime scenes, conducting records checks on wanted/stolen vehicles, apprehending suspects and transporting arrestees; searching for missing, lost and wanted persons; conducting pursuits, conducting interviews, preparing reports or affidavits, presenting testimony and evidence in both civil and criminal cases, serving judicial process, administering first aid, and directing people with whom they come into contact as necessary. Work involves an element of personal danger and the ability to act independently in various situations while exercising independent discretion in addressing emergency situations. A LE deputy must maintain a constant alertness of his/her surroundings, regardless of assignment, on-duty or off-duty. A LE deputy must be able to exercise control and apply response to resistance, physical or otherwise, as necessary to provide for his/her safety as well as the safety of others in accordance with Agency policy while demonstrating a professional attitude, abiding by the LE code of ethics and treating others with dignity and respect. Regardless of assignment, the primary task of any LE deputy is to ensure peace and safety of our community and to serve as role models to our citizens. While the position of full time LE deputies enjoys the benefits as provided by career service, placement into any particular assignment is temporary and all LE deputies shall be assigned as the Sheriff directs to best meet the needs of the Agency. Examples of assignment for a Law Enforcement Deputy include, but are not limited to, Crime Prevention, Investigations, Judicial Process, Patrol, Traffic, and Youth Resources.


Minimum of 19 years of age, High School Graduate, CJSTC Law Enforcement Certificate, Valid Fl Driver’s License, Must be eligible for bonding, and Basic computer skills. Depending on assignment, additional licensure, certification or training will apply to meet minimum compliance with established regulatory standards (marine patrol, aviation, traffic/motorcycle, etc.) or Agency prerequisites. Any requirements established by FDLE, CJSTC (see FS 943) and maintenance of certification as required by CJSTC (Rule 11B-27). Assignments other than Patrol require successful completion of initial probationary period prior to transfer. Employee is required to shoot the state 40 round stationary course and agency combat course which requires shooting on the move, kneeling standing, prone position, shooting behind cover, and qualifying with an issued rifle of 223 caliber and a handgun.