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T.C. Sheriff’s Office Recruiting New Deputies

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Sonora, Ca — Tuolumne County Sheriff Jim Mele is putting out an open call for new deputies.

“We want to hire people that are from this area,” says Mele. “We feel that they will want to stay here and this will maybe address some of our retention and hiring problems that we are having right now.”

Deputy Sheriff recruits hired will begin their training in the academy and then, upon successful completion, start to work in the patrol division in a field training officer program. Once that program is completed, the deputy will be assigned to the patrol division and will be expected to handle general peace officer duties.

If you are wondering what the job pays, the starting salary for the recruit level is between $17.97 and 21.94 per hour. Lateral applicants, those with prior law enforcement experience, will have a starting salary of between $19.85 and $24.24 per hour.

The minimum requirements for a recruit are a high school diploma or GED equivalent, a California Driver´s license and a satisfactory driving record. You should have some previous volunteer or paid experience in a law enforcement or law enforcement support area. Lateral deputy sheriff requirements include at least one year at a level equivalent to the County´s Deputy Sheriff recruit position.

The closing date for applications is August 16th, and the testing will begin soon after. For more information, contact Detective Neil Lillie at 533-5821.

Written by BJ Hansen