After completing initial assignments in Custody and Patrol Divisions, deputies may then seek
positions in a variety of specialized assignments. Deputy Sheriffs may choose from more than
350 job classifications and assignments throughout their career.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department also offers a wide variety of civilian and support
positions. All positions offer competitive salary and benefits. Our civilian support staff is
an essential component and significantly strengthens the Department's total operation.
We bring the same high level of professional service to all regions of the County, using the
most up-to-date, state-of-the-art crime fighting equipment and techniques. We are also
recognized by police and sheriff departments worldwide for our high-caliber training programs
and for our developments in officer tactics, which are now being implemented by peace officers
throughout the country. We have made it our mission to provide quality law enforcement to the
communities we serve through the concept of service-oriented policing.
From protection to training, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is a leader in the
law enforcement community. Join a "Tradition of Service" and you'll have a career that offers
geographic diversity, great benefits, and satisfying work that makes a difference.
Deputy Sheriff Trainee
Positions in this non-sworn trainee classification are characterized by participation in a
formal law enforcement training program involving both classroom and practical instruction in
subjects such as criminal law, evidence and investigation, patrol and traffic administration
of justice, police/community relations, and jail and custody operations. The program is
approved by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
Upon successful completion of academy training, appointees will be eligible for permanent
appointment to Deputy Sheriff in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and will be
required to serve two (2) mandatory assignments - the first assignment will be in
Custody/Court Services Division; the second, in Field Operations (Patrol).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
I. Driving a radio car while patrolling designated areas to detect criminal activity, protect
life and property, and preserve the peace.
A. Enforcing federal and state laws and local ordinances:
Pursuing suspects on foot or in a vehicle;
Subduing resisting suspects utilizing necessary force including firearms to maintain law and
order and ensure personal and others' safety;
Detaining, arresting, booking, and transporting suspects;
Collecting, preserving, and recording evidence;
Maintaining a log and writing arrest reports;
Making traffic stops, issuing warnings, and writing traffic citations.
B. Responding to emergency scenes and calls for service to provide assistance and maintain law
C. Recovering lost or stolen property.
D. Investigating emergent and non-emergent complaints of crimes and conducting follow-up
Interviewing victims, witnesses, suspects, and informants;
Taking notes, and writing complaint and investigative reports;
Searching for, collecting, recording, and preserving evidence (including contraband).
II. Appearing in court to testify in legal proceedings.
III. Serving civil and criminal process papers.
How to Apply for This Position
As part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s commitment to identify and hire the
very best employees, it will be sponsoring recruitment round tables at the upcoming UCLA
Seasoned Professional Recruitment and Career Conference on Friday, January 27, 2006 on the
campus of UCLA.
At this event, you will have an opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives from the
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and learn about these opportunities as well as other
positions. You can also hear presentations on a number of career planning and job search
You also have the option of submitting your resume ahead of time to
ResumeReferral@seasonedpro.com . We will forward your resume to the Los Angeles County
Sheriff’s Department. This may result in a one-on-one interview at the UCLA career
If you elect to send your resume ahead of time, please indicate in the subject line, “LA
County Sheriff –[Job Title].” .
To learn more about the January 27, 2006 UCLA Seasoned Professional Recruitment and Career
Conference, and to register for this event, please click here UCLA Recruitment and Career
Conference Program Information, or visit us at www.seasonedpro.com
We look forward to seeing you at the conference.
With the best of wishes for your career advancement in the New Year,
UCLA Career Conference Employment Coordinator
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