WCSO Sheriff’s Deputy Detention Division

Fully Deputized/Sworn Detention Deputy


Starting pay: $25.36

          Shift Differential:

6pm-6am: $0.86

Educational Differential:

                    Associates: $0.36

                    Bachelors/Masters: $0.72


                    2% per full year of law enforcement/corrections experience up to 5 years


Main Duties:

  • Overseeing the care and well-being of inmates
  • Ensuring the security of the facility
  • Managing critical incidents within the facility
  • Monitoring inmate movement and completing security rounds throughout the facility
  • Conducting searches of cells, inmates, and visitors
  • Prepare and submit appropriate criminal, disciplinary, and internal incident reports
  • Oversee meal pass, medication pass, and any other programs as needed
  • Providing security and conducting inmate related transports
  • Assisting with the inmate booking processing
  • Conducting investigations and completing reports related to the incidents
  • Keeping accurate logs of the day’s activities


Minimum qualifications required for this position are:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must not have been convicted of, plead guilty to, or entered a plea of nolo contender to a felony charge or to any violation of any federal or state laws or municipal ordinances related to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances
  • If prior/current military, must have an honorable or equivalent discharge on file
  • Must successfully pass a Functional Fitness Test (FFT).
  • Must successfully pass a drug screen.
  • Must successfully pass a psychological assessment.
  • Must successfully pass a polygraph exam.






Miscellaneous Information


Detention Training Academy


  • 5 weeks long
  • Physical training everyday
  • Legal Courses
  • Less than lethal exposures and training
  • Weapons training
  • Self-defense training
  • Tactical medical and room clearing training
  • Transport training




  • $425 a year
  • Breathable and comfortable
  • Stab and bullet resistant vest
  • Beards and tattoos are allowed




  • Overtime available
  • Advancement opportunities in and out of division
  • Pull own warrants and press charges
  • Paid bi-weekly
  • Court room experience
  • Open range days- ammo included
  • Yearly and additional training options
  • Meal provided for each shift with fridge and microwave for personal items
  • Military Drill Pay- 20 days allotted with option to use 5 sick days, vacation, or leave without pay


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