We serve unincorporated King County and operate numerous city police departments plus transit police units. (You can check out our partner police agencies here.)
We offer dozens of unique assignments that range from school or community-based positions to drug enforcement and bomb disposal. The King County Sheriff’s Office has opportunities that meet just about any deputy’s goals.
All deputies begin their career on patrol (we have no jail service requirement), providing service to the people of a particular district. Deputies are assigned to single-person patrol cars, and gain a strong sense of ownership in their communities by interacting with the residents, business owners, and visitors to the area. Often, their work requires working together with these people or supporting fellow deputies in adjoining districts.
Within the rank of deputy sheriff, there are many types of service and leadership opportunities:
- Patrol Deputy
- City Police Officer
- Metro Transit Police
- Sound Transit Police
- Community Storefront Officer
- School Resource Officer
- Master Police Officer
- Field Training Officer
- Other specialized units
Advancement To Supervisory And Management Positions
With experience comes the opportunity and challenge of leadership in supervisory and management roles. Deputies can take the sergeants promotional exam after 5 years experience with the King County Sheriff's Office. We hope that many of our deputies will want to support our agency mission and goals by advancing to the leadership ranks of sergeant, captain, major, and chief. You may also be able to achieve a position as a city police chief -- while maintaining your Sheriff's Office rank.
Email our recruiter at: KCSO.Recruiter@KingCounty.gov for more information.