HCSO recruiting for hundreds of deputy positions

Posted at 5:30 PM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 17:30:49-04

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's is hiring hundreds of deputy positions, with paid training. From the moment you start orientation, you're earning a salary.

"We're training out here from early in the morning until late at night so not having to have that second job to pay the bills is very beneficial," cadet Matthew Graham said.

Right now, HCSO has about 200 deputy jobs open and 120 detention deputy positions.Paid training is one reason Jacbel Alameda is taking the first steps toward landing one of those spots.

"If not you would have to work full time, at least for me, so I can just at least pay off my bills and this way I can only concentrate on you know the academy," Alameda said.

"We feel like we're part of the team already even though we're still in training," Graham said.

The manager of recruitment said the Sheriff's office has had a lot of retirements recently, but they've still put a record seven classes through the academy this year and plan on another seven next year.

"They don't need any experience what they need to have is the desire to serve their community," manager Richard Lozada said.

"You definitely have to prove yourself but it's a career, it's a calling and i think we're all excited to be here," Graham said.

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