About the Sheriff’s Department
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 Great Northwest.
As the second largest sheriff’s department in Washington State, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department has 312 patrol deputies who serve a rural and urban landscape covering 1,806 square miles. Additionally, 281 corrections deputies maintain the safety of the community by supervising approximately 1100 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.