Preliminary Application for Employment

Notice to Prospective Employees

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is looking to fill our positions of public trust and confidence with only those applicants who are honest, fair, trustworthy, and respect the law and the rights of others.  In the past, we have found that most people are reluctant to answer questions regarding their past employment; possible drug involvement, criminal activity or other questions which they feel may present them in a negative light.  We understand that no one is perfect!  For that reason, we will take into consideration all factors (i.e. time frame, severity, age, etc.) surrounding all incidents.

An applicant will be rejected “who has intentionally made a false statement of a material fact, practiced or attempted to practice any deception or fraud in his/her application, examination or in securing his/her eligibility for appointment”.  All information obtained during the selection process will be subject to review for truthfulness and integrity during a polygraph examination.

Members hired after March 14, 2011, are  required to be nicotine free as part of the hiring process.  In addition, they will be required to acknowledge their understanding and agreement to the Sheriff’s policy restricting the use of nicotine/tobacco products.  These members will be subject to nicotine/tobacco testing when reasonable suspicion exists.

Members hired after March 14, 2011, shall not have visible body ornamentation while in uniform.  If covering the body ornamentation is not possible with Class B uniform, Class A uniform, other approved clothing, or through other means approved by the Sheriff, the person will not be eligible for hire.

SELECTION PROCESS:  Once your preliminary application has been accepted and approved, you will receive a FULL APPLICATION for your completion.  As positions are available, the Division Commander will review your application along with others for selection.  If you are selected, you will receive a Conditional Offer of Employment.  At this time, you will be required to come to Key West to complete post offer testing to include but not limited to a polygraph examination, a psychological written examination and oral interview and drug urinalysis.

Revised 1/9/13 db

Preference in the selection of vacant positions will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is a drug free and nicotine free work place AAP/EEO Employer.

Date:  Social Security # 

Driver's License: State  Number 


Street Address: 

Mailing Address (if applicable):

City:  State: 

Zip code 

Telephone (including area code): Home phone  Work phone (optional)

Email address: 

Position applied for: 

Highest degree obtained (choose one):


High School

Associate Degree - Science

Associate Degree - Arts

Bachelor Degree - Science

Bachelor Degree - Arts

Master Degree


  Other         Type of degree:

Certified Officer: Yes     No

If yes, Law Enforcement    Corrections

In what state is the certification held?

What year were you certified?

Have you worked as a Law Enforcement Officer or Corrections Officer?

Yes   No

If so, please list the names of your employers and dates of employment below:

Current Employer: 


Do you have Law Enforcement or Corrections experience? Yes    No

Do you have Military experience?  Yes    No

I understand the following information is voluntary for Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action reporting:


         I would prefer not to provide the information.

Sex: Male   Female


Date of Birth:

Read and answer every question carefully:

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, please provide an explanation, in detail, in the space provided.

1. Have you ever been convicted of a felony offense? Yes    No

If yes, please explain:

2. Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor offense? Yes    No

If yes, please explain:

3. Have you ever been convicted of domestic battery? Yes   No

If yes, please explain:

4. Have you ever been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, not withstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication? Yes  No

If yes, please explain:

5. Have you ever been terminated OR asked to resign from any law enforcement agency? Yes   No

If yes, please explain:

6. If you have served in the military, did you receive anything other than an honorable discharge from the military? Yes   No

If yes, please explain:

7. Have you used or had in your possession, care, custody, or control of any illegal drugs within the past 12 months? Yes   No

If yes, please explain:

8. Do you now or have you ever illegally possessed, supplied, or sold any illegal hard drugs (excluding marijuana) within the last three years? Yes   No

If yes, please explain:

9. Have you been arrested in the past 12 months? Yes   No

If yes, please explain: