Entry Level Applicants

Washington County Sheriff’s Office is poised to have the best trained and most agile deputies in law enforcement today. We’re an agency looking to expertly teach, assist, and lead people who aspire to make our community one of the safest in Oregon. We believe in embracing and rewarding visionaries who will lead our agency in the future. WCSO seeks deputies who shape the culture of our agency while focusing on bettering themselves to provide excellent service to our community members. We raise the bar in law enforcement in the 21st century by building a culture of trust through constant training and relentless pursuit of self-improvement. Join us.

Getting Hired

All applicants will complete the following steps during the hiring process:

  • Apply – Washington County Sheriff’s Office
  • Test Online – National Testing Network
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Physical Abilities Test
  • Background Investigation
  • Jail Job Shadow and Patrol Ride-Along
  • Interviews
  • Conditional Job Offer
  • Medical and Psychological Evaluation

Incentives / Benefits

We believe in offering state-of-the-art training and fully equipping our deputies with top-of-the-line gear. Deputies receive an annual footwear allowance and complete uniform with all duty gear included.

We are invested in the well-being of our deputies. Extensive benefits include:

  • Veteran’s Preference
  • Incentive and premium pay for education and special teams
  • Bilingual pay
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life Insurance, occupational, life, and long-term disability
  • Retirement benefits – PERS/OPSRP and deferred compensation
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Relocation assistance up to $7,000

For a complete list of premium pays and other benefits, refer to the Washington County Police Officers’ Association (WCPOA) collective bargaining agreement located at Labor Agreements. To explore additional benefits offered, visit Employee Benefits.

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