To become a full-time deputy, the following is required:
Be 21 years of age, a US citizen, and have a high school degree or equivalent
Possess a criminal history that would not be detrimental to the performance of a sheriff's deputy. A comprehensive background check is conducted.
Take and pass a civil service exam
Complete medical and psychological exams, and take a polygraph test
Complete the 700 hour Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy
TO APPLY FOR Lateral and Entry Level Deputy positions or Law Enforcement Dispatcher positions: The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office contracts with Public Safety Testing (PST) to conduct continuous testing. To view agency requirements and start the application process click here (http://www.publicsafetytesting.com/) You will be able to fill out an initial application and select the testing date, time and location most convenient for you. Contact them directly at: 1-866-HIRE-911.
We are actively searching for qualified Lateral Deputy Candidates at this time.
Become a Reserve Deputy
You can also become a reserve deputy. Reserve deputies are non-paid, but volunteer to perform the functions of a full-time deputy. Reserve deputies are provided uniforms and equipment. To become a reserve deputy you must do the following:
Meet the same standards as required for a full-time deputy
Attend a local State Certified Basic Reserve Academy, 3 days a week for 150 hours
Train within the office under a regular deputy or certified reserve deputy until qualified