Cadet - Department of Law Enforcement

$943 weekly
  • Broward Sheriff's Office
  • Apr 14, 2020
Full time Law Enforcement- Officer

Job Description

Minimum Requirements

The Broward Sheriff's Office is now offering condensed testing for out of area candidates. Human Resources will schedule and coordinate the selection process within a short time frame to minimize travel. Applicants are responsible for all travel expenses.

  1. Minimum age of 19 years.
  2. United States Citizen at time of application (F.S.S.943.13(2)).
  3. High school diploma or equivalent.  An evaluation of foreign high school diploma may be required.
  4. Must not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement as an adult. All other arrests and convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All candidates must have good moral character as determined by a background investigation (F.S.S. 943.13). If ever arrested, candidates must submit official court documents and police reports with the application.  A written statement explaining the arrest and the outcome must also be attached to the application for review. Official court documents can be obtained from the Clerk of the Court in the county in which the incident occurred. Documents must be submitted with your application.
  5. Must successfully pass the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT), swimming and basic motor skills tests prior to submitting an application. Your test results must be submitted with your application.
  6. If claiming Veteran's Preference, candidates must attach a DD214 Member 4 form to the online application.
  7. Must possess and maintain throughout employment, a valid Florida driver license without any restrictions affecting job performance. Driver license must show current address. All candidates must submit with the application, a Certified Department of Motor Vehicles "entire" driving history.
  • Florida driving histories can be obtained at any courthouse in Broward County.  Three year, 7 year, and online Florida driving history records will not be accepted.
  • If you have possessed a driver's license in any other state in the past 10 years you will need to submit an "entire" driving history from that state.  For non-Florida driving histories, please contact that state's division of motor vehicles.
  • The search date for all driving histories must be within one month of the date the application for employment is received by the Bureau of Human Resources.
  • Driving history records must be attached to the online application.



  • If ever arrested, submit official court disposition, police report, and written statement for review
  • Certified "entire" driving history
  • DD214 Member 4 form (if claiming Veterans' Preference)

To view additional information on the required CJBAT, Swimming and Basic Motor Skills tests, please visit the Broward College Institute of Public Safety Testing Center website: Testing Center

To view the Broward College Physical Fitness Preparation Guide, please click on the following link: Physical Fitness Preparation Guide (Download PDF reader)

Nature of Work

This is entry level work which provides the opportunity for practical experience and broad exposure to the fundamentals of law enforcement functions within the Broward County Sheriff's Office.  Work involves attending a Police Academy intended to provide preparatory training for a career in law enforcement.  Position participates in training programs and performs varied routine and technical non-sworn tasks in support of sworn law enforcement functions. 

All cadets attending the Broward College Institute of Public Safety must successfully attain a minimum score of 75% on at least one Physical Profile test.  Failure to attain the 75% score on one of the Physical Profile tests will result in the cadet's removal from the Academy and potential separation of employment from BSO.

Upon successful completion of the Law Enforcement Academy and State Officer Certification Exam, candidates will be eligible for the position of Certified Law Enforcement Deputy Sheriff earning an annual salary of $53,444.

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Attends a Police Academy intended to provide preparatory training for a career in law enforcement. 
Participates in training programs and performs varied routine and technical non-sworn tasks in support of law enforcement functions.

Instills an understanding and appreciation of the criminal justice system and the professional ethics applied to law enforcement.

Participates in firearms, defensive tactics and driving training.
Operates an agency vehicle when appropriate.

Performs related duties as directed.

Depending on functional area of assignment, the following physical requirements may apply:
Tasks involve the intermittent performance of extremely physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, running, climbing, and that may involve the dragging, pushing, and/or pulling of extremely heavy objects, such as in the event of chasing and subduing a suspect resisting arrest.
Tasks may involve standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time.  Some tasks are performed with potential for intermittent exposure to disagreeable elements including, but not limited to, heat, humidity, inclement weather, loud noise, toxic/chemical agents, electrical currents, pathogens, violent behavior, weapons, explosives, animals.  Tasks include working around moving parts, vehicles, equipment, carts, and materials handling, where extremely heightened awareness to surroundings and environment is essential in the preservation of life and property. Tasks may include regular exposure to traffic conditions, where heightened awareness to surroundings and observance of established safety precautions is essential in avoidance of injury or accidents.   Standard body gear and equipment applies in the preservation of life and property, as does special equipment based on assignment including, but not limited to, various types of body armor and safety gear.

Recruitment Information

Applicants who qualify will be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to evaluation of training and experience; written test; computer based test; interview; polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; employment record, fingerprint and background check; medical examination; and drug screen. The expected duration of the selection process varies by position and could last 10 to 12 weeks. Reapplication will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

BSO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Veterans' preference per Florida law.