Deputies are available for private hire during their off-duty hours at the request of citizens, organizations and businesses. These deputies can assist the community by providing law enforcement services relating to crowd control, traffic control and security.
Deputies may be hired for the following:
*Sarasota County may require you have a permit for your event. Please check with Sarasota County Planning and Development Services to see if a permit is required.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to refuse or cancel off-duty work assignments that are in conflict with the law or values of the Sheriff’s Office. Furthermore, the Sheriff’s Office may recall the deputies for official duty when necessary for community safety.
Public Service Aide (civilian)
Marine Unit (Boat)**
3 hour minimum – An employee can work less than 3 hours but must be paid for 3 hours
5 – 8 deputies require the hiring of a sergeant
9 – 14 deputies require the hiring of an additional sergeant
*A marked unit is required for traffic-related details.
**When utilizing the sheriff's office Marine Unit, an additional $39 fee will be charged for cleaning/maintenance per event.
Based upon the size or type of event, the Sheriff’s Office may require additional deputies be hired to ensure the safety of deputies and civilians.
Procedure for hiring an off-duty deputy is as follows: