Deputy Sheriff – Lateral

Tacoma, WA
Pierce County Sheriff

Salary
$34.25 – $45.32 Hourly

Now Offering a $15,000 Hiring Incentive for In-State Lateral Deputy Sheriff!!
As a new lateral hire, you will receive a hiring incentive of $15,000.  You will receive the incentive in two installments: $7,000 in your second paycheck and the second $8,000 installment once you are released from Training to Central Patrol.
New lateral hires will also receive 40 hours of sick leave available immediately and 40 hours of vacation leave available for use after six months of employment.

Position Summary

This is responsible, general duty and investigatory law enforcement work involving the protection of life/property and the preservation of the peace for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. Work is performed in accordance with the mission, goals and objectives of the Sheriff’s Department, and in compliance with governing federal, state, and local laws.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS TO APPLY:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
  • At least age twenty-one (21) at time of appointment.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license at time of appointment and be able to provide proof of insurability.
  • Must be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident and ability to read and write the English language as required by RCW 41.14.100.

In-State Lateral Applicants:
In addition to the minimum requirements listed for entry level applicants, lateral applicants must have successfully completed the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy for police officers or its equivalency academy, by the date of appointment, and possess a valid peace officers’ certificate in Washington State as well as successfully completed a Field Training Officer (FTO) period in patrol.
 
Out-of-State Lateral Applicants:
In addition to the minimum requirements listed for entry level applicants, lateral applicants must have successfully completed a state sponsored or certified Criminal Justice Training Academy for police officers, and currently hold a “General Law Enforcement Commission” or equivalent commission and have successfully completed a Field Training Officer (FTO) period in patrol. Out-of-state lateral applicants must successfully complete the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Law Enforcement Equivalency Academy within one year of hire or certification by the Training Commission as having completed an equivalent training course as a condition of continued employment.