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Patrol deputy applicants who are POST certified and have two years of field experience as a certified Peace Officer may apply as a lateral transfer.

Minimum Education: Associates degree in Police Science or basic training certificate from Police Academy.
Starting Wage: $14.82 per hour
Duties: Performs professional law enforcement duties related to coordinating and directing functions of the Sheriff's Office. As a law enforcement officer, the fundamental duty is to serve the community, to safeguard lives and property and to respect the Constitutional rights of all.
Standards: Must be able to communicate and work effectively with elected officials, other employees, judges, prosecuting and defense attorneys, various law enforcement and emergency response agencies and the general public. Must be able to maintain composure and professionalism in tense and potentially dangerous situations and insure the safety of fellow officers, suspects and bystanders.
  • Take-home patrol cars
  • Ten county-paid holidays per year
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • PERSI retirement program
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance with premium paid by the county (family and/or individual coverage)
Hiring Process:
  • Application review
  • Physical agility test
  • Written exam
  • Interview
  • Polygraph
  • Background investigation
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Medical exam