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