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"An Honor to Serve, A Duty to Protect"

Volunteer Opportunities 

We are always looking for volunteers and interns. We have a wide range of areas you can help your local Sheriff and learn about law enforcement.


Citizen Observer Patrol

Mounted Posse

Police Athletic League 

Victim's Services


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent. Military experience and/or college experience preferred.
  • Be at least 19 years of age or older.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Have a valid Florida driver’s license at the time of hire and possess a good driving record.  Applicants with convictions for driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages or narcotics will be automatically disqualified.
  • Be of good moral character with no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving moral character or false statements.

Drug Use Hiring Policy:

  • At the date of the application, the applicant will be allowed to process if they had any prior use of a controlled substance (defined under FSS 893) within the last two (2) years for marijuana and five (5) years for all other illegal drugs.
  • Use of a controlled substance prior to age 25 may be considered a youthful indiscretion. Youthful indiscretion is defined as 20 times or less for cannabis and 10 for all others.
  • Any sale of a controlled substance to others will be an automatic disqualifier.
  • Use of any controlled substance while in a law enforcement position or in a position that carries with it a high level of responsibility and public trust is an automatic disqualifier.
  • Any untruthfulness on this or any other issue during the employment process will result in immediate termination and further consideration for employment.

Step One:

Complete and send to FCSO Human Resources the volunteer application.  It can be downloaded here: Volunteer Application

Step Two:

The FCSO HR Division will review your volunteer/intern application and conduct a criminal history background check, fingerprinting and department of motor vehicles driver’s license history.

Step Three:

You will be scheduled to conduct an interview with the Human Resources, as well as a meeting with the Sheriff.

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