Deputy Sheriff I/II

Crescent City, CA
Del Norte County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $1,990.10 – $2,418.98 Biweekly.

Position Summary:

To perform patrol activities on an assigned beat; to enforce Federal, State and County laws, codes and regulations; to maintain law and order; and to serve and protect the life and property of County residents.

This work consists of routine to varied and responsible professional law enforcement duties at entry to journeyman levels of classification.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols County roads and waterways in order to prevent crime and protect life and property of County residents.
  • Responds to radio messages, telephone instructions, and/or citizen’s requests to appear at scenes of disorder or crime.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations of burglaries, thefts, robberies, deaths, assaults, accidents, and other disturbances.
  • Performs physical searches of criminal suspects.Arrests law violators.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and other recordkeeping documents such as arrest and investigation reports.
  • Testifies in court in connection with criminal prosecutions.
  • Assembles and prepares special reports related to internal affairs and juvenile cases and investigations.
  • Serves a variety of legal papers and civil documents such as subpoenas, arrest warrants, writs of execution, orders to show cause, summonses, complaints, etc.
  • Performs a variety of jail duties such as fingerprinting, booking and jail security.
  • Transports inmates to the Court, hospital and various other appropriate locations.
  • Conducts security checks and provides security services to special locations and facilities such as the County airport and local businesses.
  • Assures the preservation of criminal evidence until it is properly collected or recorded.
  • Participates in criminal stakeouts as assigned.
  • Participates in coroner’s investigations, insuring that evidence is not disturbed, sealing residences, assisting in determining cause of death, securing personal property. And acting as a witness at autopsies.
  • Participates in public relations programs such as crime prevention presentations and high school visitations.
  • Attends departmental briefings and training courses.
  • Performs search and rescue duties including under water recovery as assigned.
  • Performs higher level duties in a training capacity.
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License.
  • Possession of valid First Aid and CPR certificates.
  • Completion of Peace Officer Standards and Training.
  • Deputy Sheriff-Coroner I: Graduation from high school supplemented with some education in Police Science and completion of California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) basic academy.
  • Deputy Sheriff-Coroner II: Graduation from high school supplemented with some education in Police Science; One year of experience as a Deputy Sheriff-Coroner I with the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Department or an equivalent position in another California law enforcement agency; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; possession of POST Basic Law Enforcement Certificate; ability to obtain POST Intermediate Certification within time limits specified by departmental policy; successful completion of the Del Norte Sheriff’s Office Field Training Program.