Civil Service rules govern the hiring of entry level and lateral candidates for both Deputy and Dispatcher positions.

Testing & Screening

Initial testing and screening of entry level Deputy Sheriff and Dispatcher candidates is done through Public Safety Testing, Inc. Interested persons are encouraged to contact Public Safety Testing, Inc. directly or by phone at 866-HIRE911.


Lateral applicants for both Deputy Sheriff and Dispatcher are accepted at any time, directly through the Civil Service Commission.

The Civil Service Commission maintains lists of qualified entry level and lateral entry candidates for both Deputy Sheriff and Dispatcher. Those list rankings are adjusted as new candidates join the pool.

Additional Resources

For employment information in the Sheriff's Department call the Civil Service Office at 360-378-4657 or email Kathy Obenaus.