Dear Applicant, 

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) 747-4700, Ext. 2073.

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

Attn: Personnel

3421 Highway 77

Panama City Florid 32405

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