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If you are interested in law enforcement or in being part of a team that supports the exceptional work performed by detention officers and deputies, then we encourage you to apply.
Becoming a sworn deputy with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office isn’t just a job – it’s a real privilege. Why? Because unlike so many larger police agencies, here at the MCSO, you will treated like a person – not a number. The nature of our work and the scope of our terrain mean that you will carry a heavier load. It means you will often be called on to make decisions and act independently. That isn’t so true in larger police agencies where you are one officer among dozens of officers responding to a scene, being told what to do, when, where and how. Being a trained Sheriff’s deputy, on the other hand, will have you knowing the rules and doing what's right. You will be an independent thinker inside a small team working together, relying on each other, to get the job done, whatever that job is. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is looking for strong, confident and responsible persons with leadership qualities. If that describes you and if you are anxious to serve and protect your community, please apply to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office - where being different is a privilege.
It takes a special kind of person to become a detention officer. You have to have skills at quickly and adeptly reading people, assessing whether a situation may suddenly become dangerous and you have to be a solid team member always on the look-out for the safety of others as well as your own. You have to be good at analyzing and getting to the bottom of complex problems. You have to have eyes in the back of your head and be able to withstand the clever manipulations of inmates. Not only is the profession of detention and corrections challenging, it is also remarkably fast growing and the opportunities to advance here in this jail system, the third largest in the United States, are boundless. If you are strong of mind and body, if you love a challenge, if quickly advancing in the ranks of one of the most well-known and best run jails in the country, then being a Maricopa County detention officer may be just the job for you.
Emergency Dispatchers are the first of the first responders. At MCSO, our Dispatchers handle 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls in addition to monitoring and dispatching deputies on a multi-channel radio network via a computer aided dispatch system. This is a fast-paced position requiring excellent multi-tasking skills. Dispatchers must prioritize calls and obtain pertinent information to relay to deputies in the field. While the work can be highly stressful, it can also be quite rewarding. Training for this position takes approximately one year before being released on your own. Shifts vary as Communications operates 24/7 365 days a year. Get more information or apply to become an Emergency Dispatcher.