; Adam Bello, County Executive

Opportunities for Youth

Teen Police Academy

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office Teen Police Academy is designed to give teens across the county an introduction to law enforcement training.  Teens will also gain an understanding of law enforcement's role in our community.  The training will include classroom instruction, actual role-plays and rigorous physical fitness training.  There is no charge to attend the academy.

Them Monroe County Sheriff's Office Teen Police Academy will offer two separate weeks to attend the academy.  The teens that are selected will attend only one of those weeks.  In 2020, the first academy class will be held from July 13th through July 17th, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The second academy class will be held from July 27th through July 31st, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Academy classes will be held at the Public Safety Training Facility, 1190 Scottsville Road, Rochester, NY  14624.  Please click on the link below for requirements and how to apply.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office Teen Police Academy Application


Deputy Sheriff Trainee Program

The Deputy Sheriff Trainee Program is offered to qualified college students (enrolled as full-time students) who are interested in becoming law enforcement or corrections officers, providing an opportunity for on-the-job experience encompassing all areas of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Trainees earn $5.80-6.80 per hour.

Program Requirements:

  • Candidates must be students enrolled at a local college, be at least 17 years of age and a resident of Monroe County.
  • The trainee applicant will undergo an oral interview arranged by the Program Administrator and must meet physical and entrance standards established by the Sheriff.
  • The successful applicant must maintain a curriculum comprising 12 credit hours of instruction with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and agree to provide a copy of each semester's grades to this department. A GPA falling below 2.0 will cause the trainee to be placed on a probationary status for one semester.
  • Deputy Sheriff Trainees are classified as part-time, hourly employees and as such receive limited benefits. Uniforms and a cleaning service will be provided.

College Student Intern Program

The intern program provides the opportunity for college students to experience the inner workings of one of the largest Sheriff Offices in New York State. An intern may be assigned to a wide variety of positions, keeping in mind the student's career goals and on-going internal projects. The Sheriff's Office typically places interns in the following areas: Road Patrol, Civil Bureau, Court Bureau, Jail Bureau, Staff Services, Marine Patrol, Medical Examiner's Office, and the District Attorney's Office. The program operates year round but the openings are limited. Candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a resume and a cover letter indicating the candidate's hours of availability, areas of interest and hours required. There is no pay associated with the internships but the experiences and working knowledge gained are invaluable.

Minimum Requirements

Current college student
3.0 GPA or better
Approval from the school's intern program coordinator
Pass a background check
Pass an oral interview
Adherence to all Sheriff's Office rules and policies
Reliable transportation
Mature-minded professional demeanor
Hard worker seeking life experience

Participating Colleges

Rochester Institute of Technology
Monroe Community College
Genesee Community College
S.U.N.Y. Brockport
Keuka College
Utica College
St. John Fisher College
Roberts Wesleyan College
Syracuse University
Rochester Business Institute
Mansfield University
Edinboro University
S.U.N.Y. Buffalo
Bryant and Stratton Institute
Niagara University
S.U.N.Y. Canton

Interested Candidates:

Send a cover letter and resume to the address

Intern Program Coordinator
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
130 S. Plymouth Ave.
Rochester, N.Y. 14614

For more information contact the Recruitment Unit at 753-4705/4706

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