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Working As A Deputy Sheriff

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $82,090

    Average Salary

What Does A Deputy Sheriff Do

A Deputy Sheriff protects the life and property of the citizens in their assigned county or area. They patrol an assigned district in a patrol car, investigate and report accidents and crimes, interview witnesses and victims, and gather physical evidence for court.

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Average Length of Employment
Sheriff's Sergeant 10.2 years
Police Sergeant 8.4 years
State Trooper 8.3 years
Police Officer 6.0 years
Sheriff Officer 5.9 years
Patrol Sergeant 5.8 years
Deputy Sheriff 5.0 years
Sheriff 4.7 years
County Sheriff 4.5 years
Patrolman 4.4 years
Patrol Officer 4.1 years
Corrections Deputy 3.8 years
Deputy 3.6 years
Detention Deputy 3.0 years
Top Employers Before
Sergeant 4.0%
Patrolman 3.6%
Deputy 2.7%
Supervisor 2.1%
Officer 2.1%
Internship 2.1%
Manager 2.0%
Cashier 1.9%
Dispatcher 1.9%
Top Employers After
Sergeant 4.9%
Owner 2.9%
Detective 2.8%
Supervisor 2.6%
Patrolman 2.5%
Manager 2.4%
Deputy 2.3%
Lieutenant 2.3%
Driver 2.3%

Deputy Sheriff Demographics

Gender

Male

80.7%

Female

17.9%

Unknown

1.4%
Ethnicity

White

83.7%

Hispanic or Latino

9.0%

Asian

5.6%

Unknown

1.2%

Black or African American

0.4%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.4%

French

4.5%

Carrier

3.5%

German

3.5%

Dakota

3.5%

Russian

2.8%

Italian

2.8%

Portuguese

2.1%

Chinese

1.7%

Arabic

1.7%

Korean

1.4%

Thai

1.4%

Turkish

0.7%

Mandarin

0.7%

Greek

0.7%

Irish

0.7%

Japanese

0.7%

Polish

0.7%

Hmong

0.3%

Dutch

0.3%
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Deputy Sheriff Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.9%

The Academy

16.6%

Liberty University

8.3%

Columbia Southern University

6.4%

Kaplan University

5.0%

Delgado Community College

4.1%

Ashford University

4.0%

Community College of the Air Force

3.8%

Capella University

3.8%

Saint Leo University

3.5%

Troy University

3.1%

Walden University

3.0%

American University

3.0%

Central Texas College

2.8%

Strayer University

2.6%

University of South Carolina - Columbia

2.6%

University of Cincinnati

2.5%

Virginia Commonwealth University

2.4%

Southern New Hampshire University

2.4%

Grand Canyon University

2.3%
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Majors

Criminal Justice

45.4%

Law Enforcement

15.1%

Business

9.9%

Law

4.9%

General Studies

2.8%

Psychology

2.6%

Management

2.2%

Education

2.0%

Public Administration

2.0%

Medical Technician

1.4%

Homeland Security

1.4%

Political Science

1.4%

Nursing

1.3%

Criminology

1.2%

Fire Science And Protection

1.2%

Liberal Arts

1.2%

Sociology

1.1%

Computer Science

1.1%

Human Resources Management

0.9%

Accounting

0.9%
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Degrees

Other

36.2%

Bachelors

26.0%

Associate

14.1%

Masters

10.7%

Certificate

9.6%

Doctorate

1.5%

Diploma

1.1%

License

0.8%
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Top Skills for A Deputy Sheriff

TransportInmatesLawEnforcementAgenciesPublicSafetyEmergencyCallsArrestWarrantsMedicalFacilitiesCriminalActsFirearmsCourtroomSecurityCriminalInvestigationsCrimeScenesCountyJailStateLawsCivilProcessCourtSecuritySuperviseTrafficLawsTrafficEnforcementPatrolDivisionLocalLaws

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Top Deputy Sheriff Skills

  1. Transport Inmates
  2. Law Enforcement Agencies
  3. Public Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Transport inmates from facility to facility, court and hospital for medical treatment.
  • Maintained a professional relationship with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Provided public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, and protecting people and property.
  • Patrolled assigned area answering emergency calls, serving civil and criminal papers.
  • Serve arrest warrants, search warrants, subpoenas, summons and order of protections.

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