Sheriff Patrol Deputy (Entry-Level)
Salary: $63,517.20 – $81,944.04 Annually.
- 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.