The Bay County Sheriff's Office is pleased that you are interested in employment with us. Please note that to apply for a Deputy Sheriff position you MUST have your Florida Law Enforcement certification. If you are not certified, you may call Gulf Coast State College at (850) 747-3242 to find out what it takes to be certified.
Chipola Junior College in Marianna, Florida (850) 718-2286 and various community colleges in Florida also offer the courses. Should you need any further information, please feel free to contact our office at (850) 747-4701, Ext. 2058.
If you have been a law enforcement officer in another state for at least one year or while in the military, you may be eligible for a two week course. Call Rebecca Acton at Gulf Coast State College, (850) 747-3242 for more information.
You can now download employment applications from our website. Please mail the completed application to:
Bay County Sheriffs Office
3421 Highway 77
Panama City Florid 32405