If you are seeking a rewarding career and want additional information on the application and / or hiring process, tips on how to prepare for the test, or have general questions regarding your new job as a Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy please contact our Recruiting Unit at [email protected].
Applications and testing are offered online through Public Safety Testing. Select one of the four options below to get started.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department prides itself on upholding our core values: courage, compassion, integrity, respect and responsibility. Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism to serve citizens and help make Pierce County one of the best places to live and work in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
As the second largest sheriff’s department in Washington State, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department has 336 commissioned staff who serve a rural and urban landscape covering 1,806 square miles. Additionally, 302 corrections deputies maintain the safety of the community by supervising approximately 1,100 inmates in two facilities, as well as providing for the movement between the Pierce County Corrections Detention Center and the courts.
With Mt. Rainier and multiple lakes and rivers within our boundaries, additional duty assignments for patrol deputies are available in Search and Rescue, Marine Services, and the Dive Team. PCSD also offers opportunities for patrol deputies in such areas as the SWAT Team, Hazardous Device Team, Special Investigations Unit, Community Support Team, and Gang Unit.
As a corrections deputy, you will work in the housing units, or you can serve as a booking deputy, central control operator, court escort, training deputy or classifications specialist. Our corrections deputies hold a limited commission and are armed.
Career Progression Program
Our career progression program allows for additional pay increases for law enforcement personnel, based on educational achievements and length of service.