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Mason County Sheriff's Office: Full-Time Road Patrol Deputy Closing Date: July 2, 2024

The Mason County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for a full-time Road Patrol Deputy position. The acceptance of applications will be open until the all open positions are filled. A list of qualified candidates will be maintained for any open positions within one year from the time of interviews. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. 


  • Competitive wages
  • MERS Pension Plan, Health Insurance Plan (HSA)

Job Description: Under the supervision of command staff, performs general duty police work in the protection of life and property throughout the county. Maintains law and order, prevents crime, deals with complaints and renders emergency assistance to the public as a uniformed officer. Work is performed in accordance with departmental policies, procedures and standard methods and practices. The officer under emergency conditions must exercise independent initiative and judgment. This work may involve an element of danger. This is a full-time, benefited position working at various locations throughout the County of Mason.


The qualified candidate will have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Aptitude to quickly learn law enforcement methods, practices and procedures.
  • Possesses a good working knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws in the method and practice of criminal investigation.
  • Ability to carry out instructions and adopt an effective and sound course of action.
  • Ability to deal fairly and effectively with the public (possesses excellent verbal communication skills).
  • Is observant, exercises sound judgment and possesses good moral character.
  • Proficient in the use of firearms.
  • Physically capable of performing the functions set forth by MCOLES fitness standards.

Education, Training and Experience:

  • High school diploma or the equivalent
  • Successful completion of the police academy and MCOLES licensure or be Licensed by spring 2023.
  • Additional coursework in criminal justice and/or experience in law enforcement or a related field are preferred but not required.
  • A valid State of Michigan Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record.
  • Ability to successfully complete additional training, obtain and maintain required certifications.
  • Knowledge of the procedures, methods and techniques associated with law enforcement.
  • Skill in the use of assigned police vehicles, equipment, apparatus and other implements, including mobile data terminals, office equipment and personal computers.
  • Ability to prepare complete and clear reports and perform other administrative duties with accuracy.