The Florida Deputy Sheriffs Association is a not-for-profit association that was created in 2008 as a forum for the law enforcement, corrections and support personnel of the Florida Sheriffs. Membership is available to the more than 50,000 staff, volunteers and retirees of the Sheriffs’ Offices throughout Florida. The association provides insurance policies, legal benefits and service to deputies and staff that may not otherwise be available to Sheriff’s Office personnel. Legal benefits provide protection including coverage for administrative and termination hearings and on-scene representation.
The association was established by Sheriffs to provide comprehensive benefits and a professional network, as well as camaraderie and a communications forum for Sheriffs' Office staff.