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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wilder, Scott

Director of Office of Communications 
News Date: 2/10/2015 

 Sheriff Grady Judd announces $2,000 hiring bonus to Florida state law enforcement officers and Florida state corrections officers with current certifications 


Florida State Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers:  We value your service and we offer you a $2,000 bonus, a fast-track hiring process, competitive compensation, and great benefits.  The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is hiring deputy sheriffs and detention deputies.  The Polk County Sheriff’s Office will pay a $1,000 bonus upon hiring and a $1,000 bonus at the end of successful completion of probationary status (about a year) if you are a current certified state law enforcement officer or corrections officer.

“The proposed state budget includes no raise for state law enforcement and corrections officers.  Frankly, this offers us a unique opportunity.  I need help filling our vacant positions and it costs Polk County taxpayers much less money to hire already trained and experienced law enforcement and corrections officers, saving us thousands of dollars in academy costs.  We offer hard working state law enforcement officers and corrections officers a great new career at a professional eight star accredited agency with world class training and professional grade equipment, competitive salary, and a $2,000 bonus to help with the transition from a state agency to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.  We are looking for top notch officers ready to go to work.”  --Grady Judd, Sheriff

For more information regarding application procedures and the $2,000 bonus for qualified Florida state law enforcement officers and Florida state corrections officers, or to obtain an application by mail, contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office’s Human Resources Division directly at 863-298-6440, toll free 1-877-477-7276, or email hr@polksheriff.org.  An application may also be downloaded from www.polksheriff.org under the careers tab.  The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D/V.