Sheriff Deputy Cadet

Summit, OH
Summit County Sheriff

Salary: $22.19.

Closing Date: 12/31/2024.

Position Summary:

Temporary Employees hired into the entry level, non-sworn Deputy Sheriff Cadet (trainee) position will be assigned to attend and participate in classes at the University of Akron/Summit County Sheriff’s Office Police Academy (“Academy”). Candidates who meet department performance expectations and successfully pass the basic police academy or meet the requalification criteria will be sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff for Summit County in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the Candidate, County of Summit and the Summit County Sheriff. While being a Cadet, candidates will, under general supervision, Cadet performs a wide variety of duties in assist Sheriff’s Department personnel in accomplishing their activities. As Temporary Employees, Deputy Sheriff Cadets work approximately 24 hours per week, to a maximum of 1,248 hours per fiscal year. These hours are in addition to their Academy hours. Cadets may work rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Essential Functions:

  • Adhere to academy / agency policies, procedures and methods;
  • Establish and maintain effective community and public relations within a culturally diverse population visiting or working special details;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Work both independently and as part of a group, maintaining effective interpersonal working relationships both within and external to the department;
  • Use sound judgment and independence in determining priorities;
  • Assimilate and understand information in a manner consistent with the essential job functions;
  • Work in fast-paced environment and complete work in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Take appropriate actions in emergency and stressful situations;
  • Use computers and supporting applications.
  • Perform assigned duties and responsibilities while attending the basic academy which may include test taking, physical training, defensive tactics, weapons, scenario, etc. training and examinations.


  • Sheriff Deputy Cadet temporary employees are to attend and participate in classes at the University of Akron/Summit County Sheriff’s Office Police Academy (“Academy”)for approximately 24 hours a week for approximately 36 weeks; OR approximately 48 hours for approximately 16 weeks.
  • Once all classes are completed at the Academy, upon passing the Ohio Peace Officer Training Exam, and if Cadet is otherwise qualified, the Sheriff will offer him/her a full-time peace officer position, unless the Sheriff has reason to believe the Cadet will not be successful given the position’s duties.
  • Passing the Ohio Peace Officer Training Exam is an absolute requirement to receiving an offer of full-time employment, but is not considered part of the temporary employment.
  • Cadet will agree to work a minimum of two (2) years for the Sheriff.