Human Resources

The Leon County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Joe McCabe - Human Resources Manager

Hiring Process:

Before appointment to any position with the Leon County Sheriff's Office, applicants must successfully complete multiple steps in the hiring process including:

Testing and Interview, Background Investigation, Psychological Evaluation, Drug Screen, Conditional Offer of Employment (form), Physical Examination, etc. The entire process can take between 4-8 weeks depending upon the position and the applicant.

Civilian Support Opportunities:

While the primary function of the Sheriff's Office is law enforcement and corrections services, nearly a third of the agency positions are staffed by civilian support personnel. Positions such as Clerk Specialist, Secretary, Communications Technician and Correctional Technician are just a few of the many positions available for civilian support personnel. 

Please refer to our Employment Page for available positions or contact Human Resources at (850) 606-3356.

Certified Opportunities:

Respected as one of the state's most innovative law enforcement agencies, the Leon County Sheriff's Office offers career opportunities in various areas such as:

  • Patrol
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Air Support Pilot
  • School Resource
  • Crime Prevention
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Corrections

To Apply:

The Leon County Sheriff's Office accepts application for sworn positions and volunteer/intern opportunities year round. Applications for civilian positions are only accepted when a position is available and must be received by 5:00 PM on the closing date of the position. Please refer to the Employment Page for more detailed information.

Benefits Offered:

The Leon County Sheriff's Office offers a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees. Please click the link below to see a detailed summary of our benefits.

LCSO Benefits Summary

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Social Media Posting Policy:

Thank you for following the Leon County Sheriff’s Office on social media! We welcome you to share your thoughts and feedback with us, and we ask that you please be responsible and courteous in your comments and replies. We reserve the right to hide/remove any comments or ban any users who violate our policy. Comments that contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; contain threats or defamatory statements; are bullying, intimidating, or harassing any user; contain personal attacks; contain hate speech; promote or endorse services or products; suggest or encourage illegal activity; are multiple, repetitive off-topic posts by a single user (spam); are not topically related to the particular posting; violate a legal ownership interest of any other party; or imbed links to other Internet sites may be hidden/removed. Users who violate this policy may be banned.

Our rules of decorum are in place to encourage civil discourse and to prevent a poster from disrupting dialog in a way that prevents or impedes the accomplishment of the purpose of our social media sites. Our purpose is to convey important public safety information, increase our ability to quickly, effectively, and efficiently reach Leon County and Big Bend area residents to help us find criminal suspects, find missing and/or endangered persons, communicate public safety alerts, and further our mission of preventing, reducing, suppressing, displacing, solving, and fighting crime in Leon County.