Entry Level Deputy Sheriff

Seattle, WA
King County Sheriff's Office

$73,403.20 – $102,772.80 Annually

Make a Difference as a KCSO Deputy! The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) mission is to be a trusted partner in fighting crime and improving the quality of life for our residents and guests. Deputies serve many different communities, including unincorporated King County, 13 contract city police departments, and transit police agencies.  

$7,500 for entries; receive $2,500 when you pass the academy and $5,000 when you pass probation, with a three-year commitment.

Job Duties

All deputies begin their career on patrol (no jail service required). Our deputies gain a strong sense of ownership in their communities by interacting with the residents, business owners, and visitors in the area. Job duties include but are not limited to:
Patrol a designated area of the county, assisting persons in trouble and rendering other public safety services as needed.

  • Respond to calls of service and take action as the situation requires, such as securing the scene, interviewing victims and witnesses, securing and gathering evidence, completing incident and arrest reports, investigating persons suspected of being engaged in crime.
  • Investigate family disputes, reports of maltreatment of children, and complaints about persons with social or behavioral problems. Required action includes taking principals into custody or referring them to appropriate agencies, such as juvenile and medical authorities.
  • Complete administrative tasks, such as report writing, on time and with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Testify in court including presenting facts and observations accurately and objectively and attesting to chain-of-custody in evidence handling.
  • Participate in community policing activities and serve as a resource to the community.
  • Perform related work as required, including assignments in administrative, investigative and special operations units.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • You must be a United States citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident;
  • You must have the ability to read, speak and write in the English language fluently.
  • You must be at least 20.5 years of age at the time of application.
  • Pass with a 70% or above the Law Enforcement Officer written exam with Public Safety Testing.
  • Pass the Physical Ability exam with Public Safety Testing 
  • You must have a high school degree or a GED.
  • Verify that you do not meet any of the Automatic Disqualifying Behavior requirements.