Detective (Current Employee) – Tampa, FL – May 13, 2019
HCSO is a premier law enforcement agency which provides first class training, compensation, and benefits. Working for a large agency such as this offers opportunities to work and gain experience in different fields of law enforcement.
Growth opportunities, state pension, and retirement savings
Community Service Officer (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – March 25, 2019
The years I've been there had it ups and downs. Ive met some wonderful peers and some I wish i never known them. Dealing with the community is what i had loved the most because that where my compassion are shown through. It was sad when we had to deal with bad news or calls and it felt good to be able to help someone.
Seemed a great place to work at the outset of my career and almost up to the end! Upper Management as mentioned is disconnected from line staff. Progressive discipline not used with employees who error. Politics seem to dictate all aspects of the culture. No real camaraderie among the troops, in the field or working the floor.
Having to work only 14 days a month typically.
Upper managment disconected from line staff. Politics.
Intern (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – March 12, 2019
Highly professional. Criminal activities were resolved in a timely manner with good results. Ride alongs were safe and allowed the interns the ability to observe the deputies in their work environment.
Work was in the detention department. Main responsibilities were the care, custody and control of inmates housed in jail. Good learning opportunities exist. Great workplace culture. Very professional organization.
Digital Communications Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – July 25, 2018
Go to work excited to help people. Take calls in a timely manner, be ready to multi-task, and be ready for the adrenaline rush. 9-1-1 call taking is not for everyone so really make sure this is the career path you want to head down.
Office Assistant Ii (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – June 11, 2018
I would consider the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office an average place to work. The pay is adequate and the health insurance benefits are very good. The job culture is pretty poor , however. There is a definite disparity between how civilian employees are treated and how law enforcement employees are treated. Some departments have a hostile working environment due to bullying supervisors. This trait has seemed to have gotten worse over the years. I worked at the agency for over 35 years.