WE ARE HIRING!  The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is looking to immediately hire entry level and lateral law enforcement deputies to work on patrol, as well as corrections deputies to work in our jail. We are offering free testing for corrections applicants and a $15,000 bonus for in-state lateral patrol deputies. Lateral deputies also start out with 40 hours each: vacation and sick leave. Contact our recruiters today at 253-798-4324 or at [email protected] 

COVID-19 Related Service Modifications
The public windows at our South Hill and Parkland-Spanaway precincts are open.
The Pierce County Jail is awaiting guidance from the CDC on next steps for correctional facilities. Visitations are still restricted and the public reception desk remains closed. Family and friends of inmates can continue to post money on inmates’ accounts online at or by phone at 1-866-232-1899.


The mission of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department is to protect life and property, uphold rights, and work in partnership to build strong, safe communities.

Core Values

Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Courage and Compassion

Welcome From the Sheriff

I am pleased to welcome you to the website of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. We have been responsible for public safety in Pierce County since 1853. Today we are the second largest sheriff's agency in Washington State serving over 875,000 residents county wide including over 400,000 who reside in unincorporated county areas.