Interested in a career in law enforcement? There are many different opportunities within the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. You can become a Deputy Sheriff in any of four areas: the Police Road Patrol, Jail, Court Security, and Civil Bureau. For more information, visit our Bureaus page.
Contact the Sheriff’s Recruitment Office at 585-753-4705/4706 or email
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Current Job Openings
Notices of tests and positions available at the Sheriff's Office are posted to the Monroe County Jobs & Exams Page, along with information on testing dates, salaries, and general requirements.
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- MCSO Recruitment Flyer
- Road Patrol Lateral Transfer Brochure
- Part-time Deputy Sheriff Road Patrol Flyer
- Physician Certification Form for Physical Agility Test - Road Patrol & Civil
- Physician Certification Form for Physical Agility Test - Jailor & Court
Job Descriptions (click to open)
Deputy Sheriff Road Patrol
This is a position in our Police Bureau. This is a professional law enforcement position responsible for the impartial enforcement of all federal, state and local ordinances, the preservation of peace, and protection of lives and property. These deputies apprehend lawbreakers and assist in criminal investigations, and they are armed in the performance of their duties. They must be available for shift work, weekends, and holidays. Deputy Sheriffs in the Road Patrol must successfully complete training in accordance with New York State's Municipal Police Training Council. (The police academy is 24 weeks and an additional twenty weeks of field training).
Deputy Sheriff Road Patrol (Part-Time)
This is a position in our Police Bureau. These officers perform the same duties as Deputy Sheriffs who are in the Road Patrol full-time; however, their assignments are restricted to County Parks Patrol, Airport, Marine Unit, Mounted Unit, Social Service Offices and the Sheriff’s Tactical Accident Reduction (S.T.A.R.) Unit.
Deputy Sheriff Jailor
This is a position in our Jail Bureau. These officers are responsible for supervising incarcerated individuals in one of the Monroe County jail facilities, ensuring that order, discipline, safety and security are maintained. Employees must successfully complete a training course mandated by the New York State Commission of Corrections. (The jail academy is 16 weeks including field training).
Deputy Sheriff Court Security
This is a position in our Court Security Bureau. Court Security officers are responsible for maintaining order, security, and decorum in the Hall of Justice, Public Safety Building and in the courtrooms during trials. Duties include the protection of judges, juries, courtroom participants and the general public. Candidates must successfully complete a 15-week Court Security Academy.
Deputy Sheriff Civil Bureau
This is a position in our Civil Bureau. This civil law enforcement position includes responsibilities for the service of legal process, such as summons, subpoena's complaints and court orders. In addition, this position is responsible for enforcement of court orders such as property seizures, wage garnishments, civil arrests and evictions. Candidates must successfully complete a 24-week training academy.
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.
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
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 (at time of appointment):
- Road Patrol (full and part-time) - 20
- Jailor - 18
- Court Security - 18
- Civil - 20
All four of the Sheriff’s Office Bureaus have separate testing processes. Check the Job Descriptions above for more information.
Opportunities For Youth
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Sheriff Todd Baxter is committed to cultural and racial diversity. He believes that a diverse community is best served by a diverse Sheriff’s Office.