Sheriff Patrol Deputy (Entry-Level)

Port Angeles, WA
Clallam County Sheriff

Salary: $63,517.20 – $81,944.04 Annually.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol designated areas of the County in a police patrol vehicle and/or on foot to deter and discover crime.
  • Perform on-scene investigations at crime scenes.
  • Aid persons in trouble and render other public services as needed.
  • Patrol a designated area of the County in a patrol car to enforce traffic and parking ordinances and investigate collisions.
  • Operate a radar unit to confirm speed violations.
  • Routinely check vehicle identification against current list of stolen vehicles and identification of violator against list of outstanding arrest warrants.
  • Issue citations to violators of state laws and County ordinances.
  • Serve warrants of arrest; arrest persons on misdemeanor and felony charges.
  • Handcuff and search arrested persons and secure their custody.
  • Complete necessary reports concerning alleged crimes and available evidence and witnesses.
  • Serve subpoenas, garnishments, writs of execution, writs of attachment, writs of restitution, orders of sale and various other civil processes issued by the courts.
  • Respond to reports of possible crime and take action as the situation requires securing the scene.
  • Locate and interview victims, witnesses, and suspects.
  • Gather evidence and arrest suspects; complete incident and arrest reports.
  • Investigate persons suspected of being engaged in crime and ascertain and secure evidence pertaining to alleged crime and arrest suspects for probable cause.
  • Respond to collision scenes; administer emergency first aid and summon aid cars or other patrol units for assistance in treating the injured and controlling the scene.
  • Interview principals and witnesses, make general drawings of accident scenes noting details and complete a standard accident report.
  • Issue citations or make arrests as the situation warrants.
  • Investigate and assist drivers in stalled vehicles and pedestrians who appear to be hurt or in trouble.
  • Interview persons with complaints or inquiries, give information on laws and ordinances, and attempt to resolve the problem or to direct them to proper authorities.
  • Conduct thorough investigations of reported crimes appropriate to their assignment.
  • Arrange line-ups for victims and witness identification.
  • Gather evidence and conduct necessary searches.
  • Prepare case files detailing all aspects of an investigation and present it through the chain of command to a prosecuting attorney.
  • Receive training in the safety and use of firearms and other weapons.
  • Testify in court.
  • May perform specialized duties depending on individual officer’s background and ability, and the needs of the department.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must be a US Citizen or lawful permanent resident with the ability to read, write, and speak the English language as required by RCW 41.14.100.
  • Minimum age of 21 years at time of appointment.
  • Must hold or obtain valid Washington State Driver’s license.
  • Must meet Clallam County Civil Service Pre-Employment Screening Standards.
  • Must be willing to submit to, and pass a thorough background investigation to include a drug screen, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, and physical examination.
  • Must meet the current physical standards adopted by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission.