Sonoma Sheriff Jobs

Correctional Deputy working in the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility

What we do is unlike anything else. It’s uncommon and unpredictable. It’s the kind of thing you won’t find in any manual or textbook. To take on this challenge, you need to be more than smart. You must be intuitive, instinctive, ready to act at a moment’s notice, and make the right call. The call that makes a difference in your community. The call that will make all the difference in your career.

Whether in a sworn or non-sworn role, you’ll train hard, work hard, and play hard. Because to do what we do, to serve and protect, is more than just another job. It’s a calling. The best part? We get to live out this calling in one of the greatest places on Earth. Join us.

A civilian employee is given her ID badge during a swear-in ceremony.


Since 1850, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has been serving and protecting the people of Sonoma County by providing law enforcement and detention services. With more than 650 dedicated professionals, we are responsible for covering a service area of more than 1,700 square miles and a population of half a million.

In partnership with our communities, we’re committed to providing professional, firm, fair, and compassionate public safety services with integrity and respect. Join us and be part of a team that includes nearly 250 deputy sheriffs, more than 200 correctional deputies and approximately 200 support staff. And with more than 30 different highly-trained and specialized units, you’ll find a career with real potential for growth and advancement.

A k-9 handler and his k-9 look out along the Sonoma coast.


When you make the call to join the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, you’ll enjoy competitive compensation and an exceptional benefits package. More than that, you’ll experience the unique advantages of living in Sonoma County. Yes, we’re home to world-famous wine country and award-winning restaurants. But that’s just a taste of all Sonoma County has to offer. An incredible variety of beautiful scenery will take your breath away – from the spectacular Pacific coast to towering redwood forests – hosting countless recreational activities. You’ll also find convenient proximity to the exhilarating excitement, limitless activities, and rich culture of the San Francisco Bay Area. This is the one place where you can have it all and still get away from it all.


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Few careers offer the variety of challenges you’ll find with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. You’ll find unique patrolling options in our Law Enforcement Division with the Marine and Helicopter Units or as a Resident Deputy. With our numerous specialty assignments, you can pursue a career as a detective, become a member of our Special Weapons and Tactics Team (S.W.A.T.) or Bomb Squad, just to name a few career paths. Our Detention Division also offers careers with our Specialized Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T) or our Inmate Classification Specialty Unit. With all of these and many other options, you’re sure to find the role that matches your skills and passion. And with our training programs and commitment to your growth, we’ll make sure it happens.


A community services officer works at the front desk of the Sheriff's Office.


With the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, you don’t always have to wear a badge to make a positive difference in the community. From administration and communications to maintenance and more, we have dozens of key roles where you can contribute to our important mission. Whatever your chosen discipline, you’ll enjoy the rewards that come from being part of a team dedicated to protecting your friends, family, and neighbors.

A correctional deputy passes paperwork to her colleague in the detention facility.



Start your career in corrections law enforcement as a Correctional Deputy I. The County of Sonoma’s New Generation/Direct Supervision Jail Facility has replaced the harsh environment of the traditional jail style. As a result, the Sheriff’s Office is eager to recruit and develop professional correctional staff who have exceptional interpersonal skills, and the ability to exercise a solid management-style approach to working with inmates. The most successful and qualified Correctional Deputy candidates are those who demonstrate excellent communication skills and can maintain patience and professionalism in times of emergency.


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