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Positions: Road Patrol; Part-time Deputy Sheriff (multiple positions)

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for part-time Road Patrol-Deputy Sheriff positions. Currently, there are multiple positions open. After hiring, these part-time deputies are vetted for possible placement into future full-time Road Patrol deputy positions.

Wages for these part-time positions are defined by the Deputies union contract. The 2019 starting wage is $18.717 per hour. A part-time deputy is eligible for a wage increase after working 1040 hours. A second wage increase will be received after working an additional 1040 hours. Thereafter, a wage increase will be received for every 2080 hours worked until top deputy pay is reached.

Applicants being considered for employment will be required to pass oral board interview(s), a criminal background check, psychological examination, and physical examinations, which include a drug screen. If hired, an applicant must successfully complete a Field Training Program.

The acceptance of application packets will be on-going; however, the first round of consideration will be made on December 3rd, 2018 after 5pm. Application packets may be submitted after this date, but those submitted prior to the deadline may have preference.


As a member of the Sheriff's Road Patrol, a part-time Deputy Sheriff performs general duty police work in the protection of life and property throughout the county. Maintains law and order, prevents crime, deals with complaints, and renders emergency assistance to the public as a uniformed officer. May serve civil papers. Work is performed in accordance with departmental rules and regulations and standard methods and practices. A degree of independent initiative and judgment must be exercised by the employee under emergency conditions. The work may involve an element of danger.


The qualified candidate will have the following knowledge and skills:

The ability to quickly learn law enforcement methods, practices and procedures. Ability to gain a good working knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws and to attain efficiency in the methods and practices of criminal investigation expected. Ability to carry out instructions and swiftly adopt an effective and sound course of action, as well as an ability to deal fairly and effectively with the public. Good powers of observation, sound judgment, good moral character, combined with excellent physical and mental condition, courage, strength and the ability to withstand stress required. Proficiency in the use of firearms. Must possess excellent verbal communication skills and be capable of adapting to potentially violent or unstable situations.

Required Education, Training, and Experience:

In order to apply, an applicant must be currently licensed and/or licensable through MCOLES. Applicants who are not currently licensed must be licensable by May 31st, 2019. Applicants who are currently licensed may be given preference during the hiring process.

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Please submit an employment application with attached release forms, resume, and cover letter by mail or email to:

Undersheriff Wesley L. Bierling

1153 Michigan Avenue

Baldwin, MI 49304




Employment with Lake County

Applications need to be submitted to the Lake County Administration Office

800 Tenth Street
Suite 100
Baldwin, MI 49304


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