Entry Level Patrol Deputy
This is a full-time position sworn (Commissioned) position within the Island County Sheriff’s Office and requires a Civil Service Examination. Under general supervision, the entry level patrol deputy performs general duty police work with a shift or unit of the Sheriff’s Office involving a wide range of duties performed to protect life and property, enforce laws and ordinances, and preserve order within the community.
1. Inspects the assigned patrol vehicle prior to beginning shift to include: checking under all seats, front and back, and all compartments where the public or incarcerated suspects may have had access.
2. Operates the assigned patrol vehicle in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
3. Patrols assigned area to include all public and private businesses and residences, parking lots, surface streets and interstates enforcing all federal, state and local laws. Responds to calls for service, performs preliminary investigations as assigned, initiate’s actions to investigate suspicious persons or circumstances, and provides assistance to persons who require it.
4. Directs vehicular traffic; enforces traffic laws; directs pedestrian traffic; investigates road damage; removes hazards from the roadway; conducts traffic stops to check operator’s license, issue citations, and explain legal procedures, check vehicle license plates, registration and other required documents.
5. Investigates traffic accidents and determines cause; protects, processes and stores all physical evidence related to a specific incident; requests the necessary emergency equipment required at the scene, takes precautions at an accident scene by creating detours or working traffic control to reduce the possibility of other accidents.
6. Positions vehicles at road blocks to effectively isolate the scene of hazardous situations.
7. Reviews and investigates all hit & run vehicular accidents to include: computer inquiries, interviews, interrogations and documentation.
8. Patrols and enforces all parking ordinances in the county, responds to specific complaints from citizens regarding parking issues; issues summons for violations testifies in district court regarding traffic violation issues.
9. Enforces all applicable county, state and federal laws.
10. Uses oral communication skills to testify in a courtroom setting or other legal proceeding to ensure complete and correct information is related to all participants.
Education, Experience & Certifications
All applicants must meet minimum qualifications:
1. Attainment of the minimum age of 21 years.No maximum age requirement.
2. Possession of, or ability to obtain prior to employment, a valid Washington State Driver License.
3. Be a high school graduate or possess GED certification.
4. Be a United States Citizen or a lawful permanent resident who can read and write the English language. (RCW 41.14.100)