Deputy Sheriff

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Job Opening: Deputy Sheriff
Department: Sheriff’s Office
Posting Date: May 31, 2024
Salary: $52,665.60 Annually


The Deputy Sheriff performs assigned duties pertaining to the operations and functions of the Courts, transportation, Civil and Warrant Units of the Office of the Sheriff of Delaware County.

Essential Duties

Under the direction of the Sheriff, command staff and line supervisors, the Deputy will:

Transport prisoners securely to and from various correctional facilities, both in and out of county for court appearances; search prisoners for contraband, weapons, secure prisoners in holding cells. Maintain safety and order within holding cell areas. Accept and process newly committed prisoners into holding cells

Escort secured prisoners from holding cells to assigned courtroom. Maintain safety and security within courtroom; monitor for any potential confrontations/disturbances; respond to any breach of the peace, or emergency that may arise in the courthouse or government center

Travel interstate and intrastate for prisoner extraditions

Assist with jury sequestration; provide for juror security

Guard prisoners in hospital setting, pre-admission as needed

Serve civil process documents, such as writs, foreclosures, garnishments, eviction notices, etc., in accordance with rules of civil procedure and court orders

Serve and execute eviction notices; oversee the eviction process

Serve out-of-county Protection from Abuse (PFA) orders. Assist with serving in-county PFAs

Enforce court injunctions as needed; monitor strike location, ensure compliance with court order, preserve the peace and arrest violators if necessary

Arrest defendants who surrender, or who are detained in Court, Adult Probation, or Domestic Relations Services on outstanding warrants

Serve warrants in the field both routinely and as part of warrant sweeps

Complete all required forms and or reports completely, correctly and in a timely manner

Assist local/state police and other governmental agencies in unusual, or in emergencies upon request

Perform all other duties, as assigned


High School Graduate, or equivalent

Valid PA Driver’s License

Must be able to pass stringent background check, to include psychological and medical exam to determine fitness for duty, financial responsibility check, criminal history check, local police check, driving record check and drug testing

Minimum 18 years of age. Preferred: 21 years of age, or older at time of completion of training.

United States Citizen and a resident of Delaware County

Preferred: Have successfully completed the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, or a MPOETC certified police academy, or The Pennsylvania Sheriff?s and Deputy Sheriffs Basic Training Academy in last five years. If already attended a police academy, must be able to attend a two-week waiver of training course at the Pennsylvania State University, in State College, in order to become certified as a deputy sheriff under the Sheriff?s and Deputy Sheriff?s training Act.

In lieu of above, be able to attend The Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Basic Training Academy which consists of 760 hours of training, over 19 weeks. As a pre-requisite to being enrolled in the Academy, all deputy sheriffs are required to be certified in First Aid Training and CPR Training. Attendees are also required to be medically cleared by a licensed physician, as documented on the Physical Form. In addition, all attendees are required to pass an entrance physical fitness test that is administered the first day of the training academy. Failure to pass the entrance fitness test will result in immediate dismissal from the academy. Topics of instruction include: Introduction to the Academy and Cognitive Command, Unified Court System of Pennsylvania, Civil Law and Procedure, Crimes and Offenses, Criminal Procedure, Motor Vehicle Code, Use of Force, Communications, Cultural Diversity, Ethics, Physical Conditioning, Firearms, Flying While Armed, Defensive Tactics, Security, IS 100 LE Incident Command, NIMS 700A, Hazardous Materials, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Patrol Operations, Crisis Management, Role of the First Responder, Standard Field Sobriety Testing, Sobriety Check Points, Tactical First Aid, Emergency Vehicle Operations, and Competency Skills Training. Deputy sheriffs shall attain at least the minimum score established by the Board on written tests designed for each topic area, shall demonstrate proficiency in all practical skills, and successfully pass the physical fitness test in order to successfully complete training and be certified by the Board as a deputy sheriff.

Additional Information

Delaware County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, membership in an employee organization, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, or hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during the application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. EEO/AA


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