WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Ready to start your new career?
Learn how to join one of the largest and most innovative law enforcement agencies in Oregon during our next hiring workshop.
Our recruitment team will be at our new Public Safety Training Center in Hillsboro (600 SW Walnut Street) to provide an overview of our hiring process and answer any of your questions.
RSVP and learn more about our hiring process by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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Recruit deputies must be at least 21 years of age by hire date. There are no other age restrictions.
Applicants must be a high school school graduate or possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate. While a college degree is not required, at least two years of college-level course work is desirable.
Applicants must posses a driver’s license (or obtain one before hire date). Acceptable driving record required.
No domestic violence convictions on record. No felony convictions on record. Misdemeanor convictions reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
U.S. citizenship must be obtained within 12 months of hire for jail recruit deputies, and 18 months for patrol recruit deputies.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office hires jail and patrol deputies four times per year, once per quarter. Contact our Recruitment Team for updates on current hiring cycles.
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Following an in-depth series of physical tests, background investigations and interviews lasting several months, successful applicants will receive conditional job offers. Each hiring cycle lasts approximately six months before recruit deputies start training.
Investigators complete a thorough background to determine applicant eligibility. This is the most time-consuming aspect of the recruitment process, so clear and responsive communication between the applicant and background investigator is critical.
Part of the six-month hiring cycle is conducting a job shadow in the jail or ride along with patrol. These will be scheduled as you advance in the recruitment process.
Our brand new Public Safety Training Center (PSTC) is a ground-breaking addition to our renowned training program. Designed to be comprehensive and holistic in approach, it is one of the premier law enforcement training facility in the Pacific Northwest.
Every deputy — entry level or lateral transfer — starts their WCSO career at our 9-week, in-house academy that builds the foundation of our approach to law enforcement. We believe this “pre-academy” is critical to the short- and long-term success of our deputies.
After pre-academy, jail and patrol recruit deputies attend their respective state academies at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Oregon. Jail recruits attend the 6-week basic corrections course. Patrol recruit deputies attend the 16-week basic police course.
Following graduation from the state academy, jail and patrol recruit deputies enter into the Field Training Entry Program (FTEP) under the wing of an experienced peer deputy for approximately 12-16 weeks. Deputies are under total probationary period of about 18 months from hire date.
Day one of your career through your last day before retirement, the training never stops. Throughout their career, deputies receive some of the best training in the country as they promote, apply for special teams, and innovate new ways to keep our neighborhoods safe. Some deputies enjoy training so much, they eventually join our super-talented training team.