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Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs

Job Information

Enforce law and order in rural or unincorporated districts or serve legal processes of courts. May patrol courthouse, guard court or grand jury, or escort defendants.


  • Police work can be dangerous and stressful.
  • Education requirements range from a high school diploma to a college degree or higher.
  • Job opportunities in most local police departments will be favorable for qualified individuals, while competition is expected for jobs in State and Federal agencies.
  • Bilingual applicants with college training in police science or with military police experience will have the best opportunities.


Personality I'm good with people
Salary $54,230/yr ($27.12/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education High School diploma