Deputy Sheriff Trainee

Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

Do you have a desire to protect and serve your community? The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is seeking passionate individuals to join our team as a Deputy Sheriff Trainee. In this role, high importance is placed on ensuring public safety is provided and maintained by an individual who takes pride in their work and considers the impact of their actions on an individual, team and organizational level.

We are looking for candidates who possess integrity and strong interpersonal skills. Ideal candidates are skilled problem solvers with the ability to use good judgment while diffusing situations, resolving conflict, and serving others and the community. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you… your adventure with MCSO awaits!

$22.28 Hourly


Essential Job Tasks
The Deputy Sheriff in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) enforces laws and maintains order while protecting life and property. The Deputy Sheriff is responsible for ensuring the public safety of the citizens of Maricopa County and the State of Arizona in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations and MCSO policies.

Criminal investigations
Conducts traffic and criminal investigations, using accepted methods and techniques to identify, secure, collect and protect evidence and crime scenes; conducts interviews with victims, witnesses, and suspects, gathering information, developing probable cause, making arrests and executing search warrants.

Response to calls for service
Responds quickly to emergency situations via department vehicle using vehicle's emergency equipment when needed (e.g., lights and sirens); determines the quickest and safest approach to an emergency scene; determines the best strategy for restoring or maintaining order and safety; uses defensive tactics and appropriate level of force, to include using assigned weapons (e.g., firearm, Taser, baton), to control a situation; issues warnings and/or citations to ensure public safety and compliance with the law.

Patrol duties
Maintains a safe and secure community by identifying and responding to in-progress criminal activity and unusual or suspicious circumstances, vehicles, packages; makes observations, writes reports, communicates with the public and provides a level of service required in conjunction with all local, state and federal laws, as well as all applicable policies and procedures of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office; engages the community in positive proactive policing practices to fulfill the departments mission, establishes strong ties and relationships within the community by conducting oneself in a professional, fair and transparent manner at all times.

Attends, implements and provides all required training associated with the duties and functions of a law enforcement officer as specified by Arizona Police Officers Standards Training Board (POST) and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.



High school diploma or GED; must be a U.S. citizen; and must be twenty (20) years and six (6) months of age at the time of application, and 21 years of age prior to the completion of the Sheriff's academy. Must meet Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) standards, as determined through the pre-employment process.

Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements:

  • Must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license.
  • Must provide a valid government issued birth certificate at the time of background processing.
  • Certified by the State of Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ POST) as a Peace Officer.
  • Training on the following provided on-the-job: FEMA NIMS – IS100 AND 700, OSHA, payroll, and PREA.