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Human Resources

Human Resources (HR) is committed to providing the citizens of DeSoto County with a diverse, competent, well trained and professional workforce. HR provides a variety of services for DeSoto County Sheriff's Office employees. Our goal is to ensure employees are managed fairly, are well trained, supported and assigned job duties to accomplish the DeSoto County Sheriff's primary goal of keeping our community safe.

Whether you are an applicant, a new employee, an existing employee, supervisor or a commander, the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office Human Resources page is full of helpful information to aid in broadening your professional growth.

The DeSoto County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting pre-applications for the following open positions:

  • Law Enforcement Deputy - Starting Salary $38,750.00
  • Detention Deputy - Starting Salary $38,750.00
  •  911 Public Safety Telecommunicator  -Starting Salary $26,750.00

Please click the job descriptions on the left for more information.

The DeSoto County Sheriff's Office is a Florida Retirement System (FRS) Employer and follows the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Certification Standards.

The DeSoto County Sheriff's Office offers many benefits, including medical health insurance, life insurance, annual leave, sick leave, retirement and more for it's employees.

The DeSoto County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is a participant of the Drug Free Work Place.

For more information please contact the Human Resources Director, Janice M. Mares at:

DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4700 ext: 2232

Please call for an appointment once pre-applications are complete.