The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office regularly hires retired law enforcement officers as extra help deputies. Under supervision, the extra help deputy is required to perform active law enforcement duties in the protection of life and property, the investigation of crimes, and the apprehension of law violators; to provide security to the Superior Court and the service of civil process issued by the Court; and to perform a variety of technical law enforcement tasks. The extra help deputy is limited to no more than 960 hours per year and must have a current POST certificate. If there has been a break in service for longer than three years, the extra help deputy may be required to complete a 144 hour re-certification course and may be subjected to a full background investigation.
Sheriff's Correctional Deputy - EH
Under supervision, to maintain order and security of inmates within the Sheriff’s Office Correctional facility, and to transport inmates from the Sheriff’s Office Correctional facilities to and from court, medical facilities, and other locations within and outside the County; to supervise a crew of inmates in work projects throughout the County, and to assist in the correction of anti-social attitudes and behaviors.
Under the appointing authority of the Sheriff, the Sheriff's Correctional Deputy has peace officer status while assigned to a detention facility, which extends throughout California when engaged in duties described in Penal Code Section 830.1(c).
For further questions, please contact the Reserve Coordinator Sergeant at