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Contact Information:
  • PO Box 189
  • Centreville MI, 49032

  • 125 W. Main St.
  • Centreville MI, 49032
  • Historic Courthouse - Third Floor
  • Phone: (269) 467-5500
  • Fax: (269) 467-5624

Employment Opportunities


Position: Road Patrol Deputy

Department: Sheriff's Department

Posting Date: 04/04/2017

Application/Resumé Deadline: Until Filled

Hours: 40 hours per week; Hours vary.

Position Summary:

As a certified law enforcement officer, patrols the County in order to control traffic, prevent crime or disturbance of the peace. Responds, as directed by the dispatcher or as necessitated by a hazardous situation, to a variety of complaints or calls. Performs the duties of lower classified Department personnel as necessitated by absences, staff shortages, or urgent situations.

Employment Qualifications:

  • Education: The job requires knowledge normally acquired through completion of a high school education. Specialized training beyond high school is desirable such as community college course work in criminal justice, law enforcement and related subjects.
  • Experience: Between six months and one year of on-the-job training, orientation, and experience is required to meet the performance standards associated with the job.
  • Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge and comprehension of rules, regulations, policies, procedures and the law with regard to appropriate officer behavior/response and enforcement activities involving the public are required. Knowledge of investigative police techniques, methods and procedures is required. Knowledge of controlling laws and ordinances, including the laws of arrest and evidence is required. Skill in the use and care of firearms is required. Must be able to shoot both hand and shoulder weapons. Knowledge and ability to administer first aid and CPR is required. Bilingual abilities are a plus.

St. Joseph County, Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.


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