Volusia County

Volusia County Sheriff hosts ‘not your ordinary’ career fair Saturday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is going to showcase its best during a career fair its calling anything but “ordinary.”


The job fair was held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3901 Tiger Bay Road in Daytona Beach.

The sheriff’s office said this event will be “not your ordinary” career fair.

Officials said the day will feature “an exciting, comprehensive law enforcement career fair with live demonstrations from specialized units, candidate interviews and potential job offers.”

Visitors will see demos and displays starting at noon from units including sheriff’s helicopter, SWAT, bomb squad, K-9, marine its aerial response team.

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Deputies said qualified applicants may be subject to a Physical Agility Test, or PAT, as a part of the screening process.

Gym clothes with tennis shoes are required for the PAT, and there will be locker room facilities available for those who decide to complete the PAT on Saturday, officials said.

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The sheriff’s office said it is looking to hire exceptional candidates who are new to law enforcement and experienced law enforcement officers looking for a change.

There will also be a $5,000 sign-on bonus available from the state of Florida for new Florida law enforcement officers, including Florida residents who are new to the career and current law enforcement officers relocating to Florida.

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Deputies said brand-new recruits with no law enforcement experience can attend an 8-month training academy while earning a salary and full benefits.

More information and job applications can be found here.

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