Join the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office - Now Hiring

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Great Benefits

  • We will pay for your POST Certification Training
  • Receive starting pay while attending the academy
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • 100% tuition assistance up to $5,250/year
  • Paid sick and vacation
  • Retirement Plan
  • 20% discount at Salt Lake County Facilities


The Sheriff's Office is committed to hiring and retaining the highest quality law enforcement personnel. The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s office is a diverse group of employees and volunteers that are united in a common goal to provide the safety and welfare of the citizens of Salt Lake County. Explore your options to either become employed full-time as a career, or volunteer to make a difference in your community.

Peace Officer Merit Commission

In accordance with the Peace Officer Merit System Act, the County Council has established a Peace Officer Merit Commission (POMC) that is a bipartisan body, consisting of three members who are appointed by the Council for staggered six-year terms. For more information click here

Civilian Employment Links

Salt Lake County Personnel - To apply for positions (when open) you will need to use this link.

Corrections and Public Safety Deputy Employment Information

No Experience or training needed to become hired

The Sheriff's Office will provide you the training for your POST Certification Training, and will earn an hourly wage and full benefits while attending our POST Academy

The position of Corrections Deputies and Public Safety Deputies offers full-time Salt Lake County benefits such as Public Safety retirement, health insurance, paid sick and vacation time, tuition reimbursement, and the camaraderie of working with your friends and neighbors to protect and improve our community.

The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office runs a satellite academy from Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training. As a Cadet in our Academy you will be taught the skills needed to begin your career in law enforcement. With years of experience, our instructors will guide you through course work in Federal and State laws, Ethical Leadership Skills, Verbal Communication Skills, as well as Physical Fitness and Defensive Tactics trainings. Following the completion of your training, you will take your certification and a new professional outlook into your career with the Sheriff's Office.

Following 12 weeks in the academy you will be partnered with a seasoned Corrections Deputy and Public Safety Deputy for our Deputies Training Program (CTO and FTO). This hands-on training is conducted inside the Adult Detention Complex for Corrections Deputies and at various Courthouse locations for Public Safety Deputies and will fully prepare you for work as a Corrections or Public Safety Deputy.

For more details regarding employment click on the Applicant Exam Plans and Applicant Handbook PDF documents to the right or you may contact Tami Cordova at or (385) 468-9899.

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Full Time Sheriff's Office - CORRECTIONS DEPUTY - Not currently accepting applications

Full Time Sheriff's Office - CORRECTIONS DEPUTY - Under 21 years of age - Not currently accepting applications

Full Time Sheriff's Office - PUBLIC SAFETY DEPUTY - Lateral

This position is open to candidates who are currently SFO or LEO certified through POST. The Public Safety Bureau is responsible for a wide variety of law enforcement functions across the Salt Lake Valley. Deputies transition between law enforcement and client focused community policing as situations demand. This position is both challenging and rewarding; duties include: General law enforcement at government campuses, Arresting, transporting, and booking people into a custodial facility as needed, Court Security; including bailiff services, Executive protection for county council, elected officials, judges, and other employees, Monitoring select county infrastructures to help ensure the safety of Salt Lake County citizens, visitors, and employees, and Conducting comprehensive security assessments of vulnerabilities at county facilities. Closing Date 12/05/2020



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Business Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed