Mendocino Sheriff Looking for Locals to Hire

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Press Release:

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is pleased to announce the reinstatement of their Deputy-In-Training program. Sheriff Allman and 4th District Supervisor Dan Gjerde have been working together to make this a reality.

Sheriff Allman is hoping to attract local citizens from our communities to fill vacant positions along the Mendocino Coast. The expectation is by hiring individuals that are already vested in the community, these candidates will complete a long and honorable law enforcement career with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. Too often, deputies trained in Mendocino County are lured to other, higher paying counties. Sheriff Allman stated, “Hiring and training local citizens makes sense all of the way around. Using local tax dollars to hire local people who will help make our County safer is a goal which Supervisor Gjerde and I share”.

Once the candidates have been selected and have passed a thorough background investigation, they will be hired on as extra-help deputies-in-training. The department will pay for them to attend the Police Academy, beginning in January 2015. Once they have successfully graduated, they will move on to the Field Training program, which is approximately 3 months.

For more information, including job description and salary, or to submit your application online, please go to  no later than June 30, 2014. For other related questions, contact Arlene Peterson in the Professional Standards Bureau at 707-463-4411.


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