Van Buren County ~ Sheriff's Office ~ Full-Time Deputy
Opening Date: December 22, 2016
Closing Date: Until Filled

Van Buren County Administration Building, 219 E. Paw Paw St., Suite 303, Paw Paw, MI  49079
Applications available from the Van Buren County Human Resources Division
Telephone:  269-657-8253
An Equal Opportunity Employer

Rate of Pay:  $20.89     Annually  Hourly 
Full-Time/Part-Time:  40  hours per week 
Full-Time Deputy
DEPARTMENT:  Sheriff’s Office

PURPOSE:  Perform duties pertaining to the protection of lives and property, enforcement of criminal and traffic laws, prevention of crime, preservation of public peace, and the apprehension of criminals.


  • Two (2) year associates degree, bachelors preferred.
  • Previous experience as a law enforcement officer.  Military experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and state and local laws and ordinances.
  • Ability to use a firearm.
  • Knowledge of modern law enforcement practices and procedures.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and access to dependable transportation (satisfactory driving record required).


  • Requires daily travel to locations that are not barrier free.
  • Required to work evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to walk, stand, and run for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work outdoors and under adverse conditions.
  • Pre-employment physical, drug screening, and comprehension exam required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Work is performed under the general direction of the Sergeant.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES:  An employee in this class may be called upon to do any or all of the following: (These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform).

  • Patrol designated areas to prevent, deter, and suppress traffic violations and criminal activity.
  • Enforce regulations and preserve public peace for Van Buren County residents.
  • Investigate criminal and traffic offenses in accordance with the Michigan penal code and traffic statutes.  Apprehend violators.
  • Maintain contact with the Sheriff’s Office, acknowledge receipt of dispatches, and respond to emergency situations.
  • Provide accurate information for the preparation of statistical reports and for the prosecution of offenders.
  • Transport prisoners or mentally incapacitated persons to or from correctional facilities or government institutions.
  • Accompany inmates to court for arraignments, sentencing, and motions.
  • Appear and/or testify in civil, criminal, and/or traffic litigation cases.