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The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to retaining and recruiting the best –qualified personnel. We strive to promote a positive work environment that encourages teamwork, communication and professional development. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is a family of professional men and women who are recognized nationally and internationally for their excellence in law enforcement. Since 1843, the Alameda County Sheriff’s office has protected life and property while providing humane treatment to those in our custody. Each day our mission is to demonstrate our: Ability to enforce the law fairly; Commitment to professionalism; Service to the community with integrity and trust; Obligation to duty with honor and pride.


The Sheriff of Alameda County is responsible for a vast array of tasks and duties, including the following:

Providing security to the Consolidated Superior Courts
Operating the Coroner’s Bureau
Operating a full service criminalistics laboratory
Performing Civil Process
Operating a County Jail (Santa Rita)
Operating the County Office of Emergency Services
Providing patrol and investigative services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County
Pursuant to contractual agreements, providing patrol and investigative services to the City of Dublin, Peralta Community College District, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex, Oakland International Airport, Highland County Hospital, Social Services, and to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
Conducting a basic academy pursuant to Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements. [Sheriff’s Academy Web Site]
Providing Fish and Game enforcement
Project Director of the Narcotics Task Force
Serving as the Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force
Operating a Marine Patrol Unit in the San Francisco Bay waters.



The classification of Deputy Sheriff – (SAN) is used on a services-as-needed basis and are only used to provide supplemental law enforcement services to meet temporary fluctuations in staffing needs. This class is distinguished from Deputy Sheriff I/II in that the latter classifications perform the full range of law enforcement duties within the Sheriff’s Office. It is further distinguished from Retired Annuitant – Safety I/II in that the latter classifications are limited to individuals who are retired from regular employment in Alameda County Service.  Positions in this classification are not eligible for tenure status.



Graduation from High School or possession of an acceptable equivalency certificate, such as the General Educational Development Certificate (State of California).



A minimum of 36 months full-time experience as a Peace Officer in a non-37 Act retirement system in a California law enforcement agency (municipality, Sheriff, Highway Patrol) within the last three years.



Valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

Possession of a valid California Basic P.O.S.T. certificate or recertification certificate.

Special Requirements:

Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.

If not a citizen of the United States, must have filed for citizenship at least one year before applying for Deputy Sheriff.

Federal law and County policy requires that certain positions in the class of Deputy Sheriff – Services-As-Needed, which require a commercial driver’s license and the performance of duties defined as “safety sensitive,” are subject to post-offer/pre-placement/pre-duty, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, random, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing.

A thorough background investigation will be made of all prospective Deputy Sheriffs – Services-As-Needed. A record of any felony conviction will result in disqualification.


Physical Requirements:

Hearing must be normal in each ear.

Using both eyes, must have far vision of at least 20/100 without glasses, correctable to 20/20 with glasses. Must be free from color blindness and permanent abnormality in either eye.

These standards are confined to far vision and color vision. There are additional standards which may apply to other possible specific visual deficiencies.

Applicants must be in excellent physical condition with above average strength, endurance and agility, and must meet Commission approved safety member physical standards.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is seeking highly motivated individuals to join our diverse and growing law enforcement agency.  Visit to apply now!



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