A Detentions / Courts Deputy Sheriff provides a full range of security and custodial functions within the detention and court facilities. He/she maintains security in the courtrooms and premises and preserves order among spectators and participants during court proceedings.
Initially, upon graduating from the Academy, you will be assigned to a detention facility in one of the following geographical areas:
After serving at a detention facility for one year you may submit a transfer request to the Court Services Bureau. The county courthouses are located in the following geographical areas:
As a Deputy Sheriff for a detention facility or courthouse, you may apply for the following specialized positions (Note: Specialized positions with a asterisk * are part of the Career Assessment Process (CAPS)):
|Classification||Step 1||Step 2||Step 3||Step 4||Step 5||Step 6||Step 7||Step 8||Step 9||Step 10||Step 11||Step 12|
|Deputy Sheriff Cadet Detentions/Courts||$20.22||…||…||…||…||…||…||…||…||…||…||…|
|Deputy Sheriff Detentions/Courts
|5% Education Incentive 4 Years and Bachelors Degree for steps 6 and up||…||…||…||…||…||$31.32||$32.89||$34.53||$36.26||$38.08||$39.98||$40.98|
Deputy Sheriff-Detentions/Courts Cadet wage is based on a 40 hour work week. Deputy Sheriff-Detentions/Courts wage is based on a 42.5 hour work week.
Upon graduating, you move to step 1 as Deputy Sheriff Detention/Courts. Then, in six months, you move to step 2. Then, six months later, you move to step 3.
Have a College Degree? Deputies with a Bachelor Degree qualify for a 5% pay increase after 4 years of service.
As a Deputy Sheriff Detentions/Court Services, your detentions schedule will likely involve 12½ hour shifts, with alternating 5 and 5 day periods of work and rest. You will work 7 days or nights in each 14 day pay period. Click the image below for a larger view of the detentions schedule.
Deputies assigned to the Courts work a more traditional business schedule.