; Adam Bello, County Executive

How to Apply

Thank you for inquiring about employment opportunities as a Deputy Sheriff with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. We offer both sworn (Deputy) and non-sworn (Civilian) positions. To gather information on our Civilian positions please visit Jobs in Monroe County and look for the employment opportunities under Civil Service. For more specifics for Deputy opportunities, please call the Sheriff’s Recruitment Office at (585) 753-4705/4706. The Recruitment Office is located in Monroe County Public Safety Building, 130 South Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, New York 14614.

The selection process takes about six to eight months, and begins with a written test. There is a non-refundable $25 testing fee. Register for Job Alerts to receive notification of exam announcements.

Study Guides for Deputy Sheriff examinations are available HERE.

Monroe County Employment Application Webpage

Deputy Sheriff Requirements

Once you have successfully passed both the written examination and a physical agility test, you will undergo an intensive background investigation as well as psychological and medical reviews. Because we are committed to providing the highest quality deputies to the public, you will undergo a screening with a thorough background investigation. You must report any convictions on your record. If you have been convicted of a felony, you may not work for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor or other violation, you may be barred from employment. You must cooperate truthfully and completely in all aspects of the investigation; falsified or omitted information may cause you to be disqualified.

Deputy Sheriff Road Patrol/Police Officer Q&A

New York State Civil Service FAQ for the police officer/deputy sheriff examination

Minimum Qualifications for All Positions

All candidates must:

  • Be a high school graduate or have GED diploma
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Possess a valid New York State Class "D" driver's license
  • Meet physical and medical standards
  • Have no felony convictions

Minimum Age Requirements.
Age at time of appointment:

  • Road Patrol (full and part-time) - 20
  • Jailor - 18
  • Court Security - 18
  • Civil - 20

Additional Requirements

All four of the Sheriff’s Office Bureaus have separate testing processes. Check the Job Descriptions section for more information.

Monroe County Employment Application Webpage

For more information please contact the Sheriff’s Recruitment Office at 585-753-4705 or email

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