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Duties

A deputy sheriff will perform a wide variety of law enforcement functions:

  • Patrol assigned beat areas
  • Investigate criminal acts and arrest criminal offenders
  • Enforce state laws and local ordinances and provide traffic enforcement
  • Serve and administer civil and criminal documents
  • Prepare police reports and ensure the safe storage of held property and/or evidence
  • Testify in court
  • Work on special enforcement details
  • Transport prisoners
  • Build relationships among local communities

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Salary & Benefits:

In addition to an exciting and challenging career opportunity with the Sheriff's Department, the County of Riverside participates in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and offers an excellent retirement program.

Medical/Dental/Vision:
A flex benefit is provided in the amount of $712.00 monthly.
Education/Degree:
A 2.5% premium pay benefit for completion of a Bachelor's degree and an additional 2.5% premium pay benefit for completion of a Master's degree from an accredited institution.
Bilingual Skills:
We offer additional compensation in assignments that require you to use your bilingual skills.
Advanced Certification:
Intermediate and Advanced levels of POST certification also qualify for additional compensation.
Minimum Requirements
Deputy Sheriff
At least 20 years & 9 months of age at start of academy
U.S. citizen
Ability to obtain California Driver License
U.S. high school diploma or G.E.D., or equivalent
Oral & written communications skills

Disqualifiers

  1. DUI violations within the last 3 years
  2. Currently on probation
  3. Felony convictions
  4. Conviction of misdemeanor domestic violence
  5. Lying or withholding any information