Interested in a challenging and rewarding occupation where you will have the opportunity each and every day to make a positive impact on a dynamic and growing community? If so, then the Volusia County Sheriff's Office is interested in you.
The Sheriff's Office offers a wide variety of career opportunities, both in law enforcement and civilian positions. We're extremely proud of our agency, our people and the high standards of public service we provide. We're always looking to recruit, train and equip highly qualified individuals to fill the more than 900 positions in the Sheriff's Office. Do you have the ambition and dedication to join the team?
Not everyone can be a deputy sheriff. A deputy is required to be physically fit, alert and exercise good judgment, often with very little time to analyze available options. A deputy must have a good command of verbal and written communication skills and remain calm during emergencies. The hours can be long and the responsibilities are many. Men and women who enter this honorable profession do so from a strong desire to serve others and a commitment to protect innocent members of our society from criminals who prey upon them.
—Sheriff Mike Chitwood
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office offers many exciting law enforcement career opportunities, along with a vast array of benefits and educational incentives. We have five law enforcement patrol districts throughout Volusia County and a centrally located Operations Center and Communications Center. The Sheriff's Office operates a variety of highly trained specialized units, including SWAT, narcotics, auto theft, crime analysis, intelligence, major case, juvenile investigations, sex crimes, elder crimes, traffic, aviation, marine, motors, dive team, bomb disposal and K-9. If this sounds like an exciting way to spend the next 25 years of your life and you have the necessary skills and motivation, we challenge you to submit an application today.
NOTE: Effective October 1, 2007, all candidates must be nicotine-free in order to be considered for employment as a deputy sheriff in Volusia County. Deputies hired after October 1, 2007 may not use any form of tobacco at any time, whether on or off duty. Candidates must be nicotine-free by the time of their pre-employment physical/drug exam. This includes nicotine-containing products used in tobacco replacement therapies. Please click here to view the policy.