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|
|Deputy Sheriff Cadet Detentions/Courts||$38,274||…||…||…||…||…||…||…||…||…||…|
|Deputy Sheriff Detentions/Courts||$45,022||$47,271||$51,999||$54,600||$57,329||$60,195||$63,206||$66,366||$69,685||$71,427||$73,212|
|5% Education Incentive 4 Years and Bachelors Degree for steps 6 and up||…||…||…||…||…||$63,206||$66,366||$69,685||$73,168||$74,998||$76,872|
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. After that, it is yearly until you reach step 7. It takes two years to reach step 8. Then, another three years to reach step 9.
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.