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The Sheriff’s Office offers:
- Great pay
- Fantastic benefits
- Interesting work
- A chance to work with the best law-enforcement pros in the state
- A scenic county – from urban Portland to rural farmland to the gorgeous Mt. Hood National Forest
- Learn more about deputy career paths and Clackamas County
Are you prepared?
As an applicant, are you prepared to:
- Understand -- and then describe -- what a patrol or jail deputy’s duties include?
- Explain how your knowledge, skills and abilities make you an excellent deputy candidate?
- Answer a background investigator's questions?
- Answer a psychologist's questions?
As a new-hire recruit, are you prepared to:
- Type reports?
- Stand up in court?
- Take a faceful of pepper-spray during your training?
- Learn from the mistakes you'll make during field training?
- Interact with members of the public who may not want to see you?
Why are we asking you these tough questions? We want you to understand the job and the training -- it will increase your chance of success.
I began my career with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office in 1982. Since then, I've watched it become the third-largest Sheriff's Office in the state. I've also watched it evolve into a progressive law-enforcement agency that embraces change and values diversity.
The Sheriff's Office is committed to providing the best training and resources to its employees. You can develop a career in a variety of assignments -- from Patrol to Detectives to Search & Rescue -- with many opportunities for promotion.
We're adopting new technology to make our work more efficient. We've also gone from serving a primarily rural county to serving a county that's a blend of urban and rural.
We're committed to creating a diverse workforce. If you're looking for an exciting and challenging career with opportunities for personal growth, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office may be perfect for you.
Use the navigation links on the left to learn more about how to join our team.
-- Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts