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The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or any other legally protected status.

Human Resources

Human Resources receives and processes employment applications for all aspects of the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office and maintains all current and former employee personnel records and training files. .

Are you up for the challenge?

Deputy Sheriff

Thank you for your interest in the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office. If you would like to be considered for a position as a Deputy, you must first complete a Florida Basic Law Enforcement Recruit Course. We continue to accept applications for Full-time, Part-time, and Reserve Status positions. Applications on file are reviewed and screenings are conducted as openings occur. Benefits include:

  • Competitive Starting Salaries
  • Florida Retirement System
  • Health Insurance (FREE for the Employee)
  • Supplement Insurance Available
  • Salary Incentive Pay for Education and Training
  • Annual Holiday Pay
  • Annual Leave (Accrued rates increase with service)
  • Free Florida Deputy Sheriff’s Association Membership


  • Must have Florida Law Enforcement Certification.
  • Must be 19 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Not have been convicted of a felony. Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral character, false statements, perjury or domestic violence.
  • Ability to work well with people.

Applicants must submit to the following:

  • Interview
  • Background Check
  • CVSA Examination
  • Psychological Test
  • Drug Screening
  • Physical Examination

Advantages of Working at the Sheriff’s Office:

  • Advanced & Specialized Training Opportunities
  • Career Development and Promotional Opportunities
    • Criminal Investigations Unit
    • Drug Task Force
    • Court Services
    • Civil Process
    • School Protection Unit
    • Jail Operations
    • SWAT, Marine, and UAV Teams
  • Overtime opportunities through Special Duty and Overtime Details
  • Community Involvement
  • Employee Recognition and Awards Program
  • State of the Art Equipment

If you are interested in this position you can download the application. The application cannot be submitted online. Print the application and submit in person to the Sheriff’s Office located behind the courthouse adjacent to the jail, 945-B N. Temple Ave, Starke, FL 32091. Applications are accepted Mon.-Fri. from 8am-5pm. If you need additional information please contact Human Resources 904.966.2276.

Corrections Deputy – must meet the same requirements as Deputy Sheriff except that a Corrections Officer Certification is required (Corrections applicants must complete the same application form).

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BCSO Employment – Non-Sworn Positions

Emergency Communications Officer

The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office Combined Dispatch Center consists of 10 full-time  Emergency Communications Officers (ECO’s) and one Supervisor. We dispatch for the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office, Starke Police Department, Lawtey Police Department, Bradford County Fire Rescue, and Starke Fire Rescue. Anyone interested in a position as an Emergency Communications Officer should possess the following skills:

  • Quick Thinker.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Proven ability to work with the public.
  • Assertiveness with professionalism.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.

Full-time ECO’s work 12-hour shifts and have a base salary plus benefits, which include medical, dental and life insurance, retirement (Florida Retirement System), paid annual leave.

Applications process is as follows:

  • Submit completed application.
  • Abilities Testing.
  • Initial Interview.
  • CVSA Examination
  • Background Investigation.
  • Second Interview.
  • Decision by the BCSO.

If you are interested in applying for this position, print and complete the application. Applications cannot be submitted online, but are accepted by mail. The application must be complete or will be rejected. You may submit your application Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm at the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office located behind the courthouse, adjacent to the jail. 945-B N. Temple Ave., Starke, FL 32091. If you need further information, you can contact us at 904.966.2276.

Click Here to Download the Application


Other non sworn and clerical positions are advertised as openings occur. Qualifications may vary.

Note: Applications must be complete and each require signatures to be notarized. If desired, the BCSO will notarize your application document at no charge. You must present the application in person and have a valid photo ID to receive notary services. Producing copies of originals for attachment to your application is also available at our offices.

All applications received are kept on file for one (1) year. After that period they must be resubmitted or updated.

Contact Information

Human Resources
945-B N. Temple Ave.
Starke, FL 32091
Office: 904.966.6230
Fax: 904.966.6160

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5pm

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.