The Deputy Sheriffs of Kitsap County have had a hand in helping to decrease crime according to an analysis of the crime index that looked at crime rates in comparison to the number of deputy sheriff jobs in the county.
Here you’ll find a listing of the steps to take to join these deputy sheriffs and help to fight crime in Kitsap County:
- Meet the Basic Qualifications
- Written Examination
- Physical Agility
- Background Check and Polygraph Examination
- Medical and Psychological Examination
- Attend Law Enforcement Academy for Training
Step 1. Meet the Basic Qualifications for Kitsap County Sheriff Deputy Candidacy
Here are the requirements you must meet to be considered for a position as Deputy Sheriff in Kitsap County:
- You must have completed 2 years of accredited college (at least 60 semester hours or 90 quarter credits)
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must have a driver’s license that is valid in Washington State by the time you are employed.
- You must be at least 21 years old.
- You must be fluent in English.
Step 2. Written Examination
Once it has been determined that you meet the basic requirements to become a deputy sheriff in Kitsap County, you will take a written civil service examination to assess your basic reading, writing, and mathematical skills.
Step 3. Physical Agility
After you have passed your written examination, you will take a physical agility test to demonstrate that you have the physical fortitude to become a law enforcement officer in Washington State.
Step 4. Interview
Once you have passed your physical agility test, you will be interviewed to help determine if you are a suitable candidate to be a deputy sheriff in Kitsap County. Your demeanor, appearance, and level of confidence will be assessed.
Step 5. Background Check and Polygraph Examination
After you have convinced your interviewers that you are a good candidate, your background will be thoroughly investigated by the department. This will involve examining your:
- Credit history
- Criminal history
- Employment history
- Driving records
Your references will be interviewed, along with your family, friends, and neighbors. You will also be examined with a lie detector to ensure that you have been truthful in your responses.
Step 6. Medical and Psychological Examination
After you have passed your background check and polygraph examination, you will have to meet the medical and physical requirements of the Law Enforcement Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System (LEOFF) Plan 2.
This will involve being examined by a physician who is familiar with the necessary standards. You will also be examined by a psychologist to ensure that you are in good enough mental health to withstand the stresses of a law enforcement position.
Step 7. Attend Law Enforcement Academy for Training
Once you have been found physically and mentally fit to become a deputy sheriff in Kitsap County, you will be trained at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy in Burien. This will involve 720 hours of training in
- Communication skills
- Criminal investigation
- Criminal law and procedures
- Crisis intervention
- Cultural awareness
- Defensive tactics
- Emergency vehicle operations
- Patrol procedures
- Traffic enforcement
Your salary as a deputy sheriff in Kitsap County will range from $25.98 to $33.15 an hour.