Sheriff’s Deputy

Paw Paw, MI
Van Buren County Sheriff

Rate of Pay: $23.52

Job Summary
Perform duties pertaining to the protection of lives and property, enforcement of criminal and traffic laws, prevention of crime, preservation of public peace, and the apprehension of criminals.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities
An employee in this class may be called upon to do any or all of the following: (These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform).

  • Patrol designated areas to prevent, deter, and suppress traffic violations and criminal activity.
  • Enforce regulations and preserve public peace for Van Buren County residents.
  • Investigate criminal and traffic offenses in accordance with the Michigan penal code and traffic statutes.
  • Apprehend violators.
  • Maintain contact with the Sheriff’s Office, acknowledge receipt of dispatches, and respond to emergency situations.
  • Provide accurate information for the preparation of statistical reports and for the prosecution of offenders.
  • Transport prisoners or mentally incapacitated persons to or from correctional facilities or government institutions.
  • Accompany inmates to court for arraignments, sentencing, and motions
  • Appear and/or testify in civil, criminal, and/or traffic litigation cases.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Two (2) year associates degree, bachelors preferred.
  • Previous experience as a law enforcement officer. Military experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and state and local laws and ordinances.
  • Ability to use a firearm.
  • Knowledge of modern law enforcement practices and procedures.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and access to dependable transportation (satisfactory driving record required).