Career Opportunities

Cadets in training
Deputy Sheriff - Lateral
Sheriff's Correctional Deputy Cadet
Sheriff's Correctional Deputy - Lateral
Reserve Deputy
Youth Cadets

Deputy Sheriff - Lateral

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For more questions call us at:

408 808-4605


email us at [email protected]

 Deputy Sheriff​

Cadet / Lateral

Motorcycle Deputy

As a Deputy Sheriff you will be responsible for enforcing the laws in communities throughout Santa Clara County.  You will serve bench warrants, be responsible for the execution of all civil court orders, and work in cooperation with other agencies on specialized county-wide law enforcement task forces.  Additionally, you can work in the three contract cities of Cupertino, Los Altos Hills and Saratoga, where you will serve as their law enforcement agency.  We even provide law enforcement services to the Superior Courts of California, County Parks, and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (V​TA)  We are everywhere, and you can be to!


Sheriff's Correctional Deputy

Cadet / Lateral

Main Jail Facility


As a Sheriff's Correctional Deputy you will be responsible for maintaining order and security of inmates within one of the foremost detention facilities in California.  You will supervise inmate work crews on projects throughout the County while assisting with behavioral modification of inmates and encouraging acceptable social behavior.  A further role may be to provide services and/or behavioral controls that would aid in the correction of the inmates' behaviors and aid them whereby they may be permitted to return to the community.  Additionally, you can work in our Custody Alternative Sentencing Unit, Classification Unit, Programs Unit, Emergency Response Team and Visitation Unit.

Reserve Deputy Sheriff​​

apply for corrections

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has one of the largest Reserve Units in the County.  The Reserve Unit is made up from members of the community who volunteer their time to supplement Sheriff’s Office services.  The majority of our current Reserves are retired peace officers, successful business owners, and medical doctors.  The men and women of the Reserve Unit decided to join the Sheriff’s Office because they wanted to give back to the community.  All of them enjoy being peace officers while keeping their day to day jobs.  We currently have three levels within the Reserve Unit.  

Contac​t the Reserve Unit
at (408) 808-4570 to apply


Help give back to your community, and become a volunteer for the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.  You will go through a background process before you start your exciting service.  As a volunteer, you can work at many of the Sheriff’s Office locations such as the Academy, Hall of Justice, Main Jail, Sheriff’s Headquarters, Sheriff’s West Valley Division, and many other Sheriff's Community Events.

Contact the Reserve Unit
at (408) 808-4570 to apply​

Professional Staff / Civilian Positions

There are many other civilian positions available within the Sheriff's Office.  Simply meet the  minimum requirements, complete the background investigation process, and start your career with the Sheriff's Office. 

Youth Cadets​​

The ​Youth Cadet Program is designed for young and emerging adults with an interest in any Criminal Justice or Science fields to explore the career fields of law enforcement and corrections.  Many members of the Sheriff's Office have started their careers in programs such as these.  Youth Cadets receive many opportunities that are not afforded to the general public such as guided tours of various criminal justice related facilities, specialized training, and the opportunity to be immersed in a highly exciting and rewarded field of work.

Contact the Reserve Unit
at (408) 808-4570 to 

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