Hiring Off-Duty Deputies Update!

DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office deputies are available for private hire during their off-duty hours at the request of citizens, organizations and businesses. These deputies can assist the community by providing law enforcement services relating to the following:

  • Civic celebrations
  • Construction sites
  • Private functions
  • Social events
  • Store sales events

The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to refuse or cancel any off-duty work assignments that are in conflict with the law or values of the Sheriff’s Office. Furthermore, the Sheriff’s Office may recall deputies for official duty when necessary for the community’s safety.

3 hour minimum- A deputy can work less than 3 hours but must be paid for a minimum of 3 hours.



Deputy $39.00 per hr

Sergeant $45.00 per hr

Lieutenant $52.50 per hr

Specialty Equipment +$40.00 per hr (K9, Personal Watercraft or boat)



1-3 deputies no additional supervisor requirements

3-8 deputies requires 1 Sergeant

8-12 deputies requires 1 Sergeant and 1 Lieutenant

12 or more deputies requires 2 Sergeants and 1 Lieutenant 



If the request to hire off-duty deputies is for an event specifically related to the sale or consumption of alcohol, your request will not be approved. 


For further information regarding employment of an off-duty deputy contact Major Andrew Proudfit at 863-491-6716.