Whatcom County Sheriff's Office Careers
  1. General Information
  2. Hiring Process for Commissioned Staff

Patrol Deputy Information

Corrections Deputy Information

All Positions

Whatcom County's Civil Service Commission continuously maintains eligibility lists of entry-level, lateral entry and certified entry deputy sheriff and corrections deputy candidates according to Section 7 of our Civil Service Rules. Eligibility lists for other Sheriff's Office positions (e.g., clerks) are established as needed.

Prospective applicants should check our list of automatic disqualifiers (PDF) before applying.

Administrative and Support Staff:

For current vacancies, see Human Resources job openings.

Patrol Deputy and Corrections Deputy:


Public Safety Testing administers our written and physical ability examinations. Please visit Public Safety Testing and you will be able to complete your PST application online and select the testing date and location most convenient for you. Successful candidates will then receive a Whatcom County Sheriff's Deputy application.

Lateral and Certified Entry

Lateral and certified entry candidates may contact our Administrative Assistant at 360-778-6600 during business hours, or via email for more information.