Road Patrol Deputy

POSITION:  Deputy Sheriff /Certified Police Officer
DEPARTMENT:  Sheriff’s Office
SUPERVISOR: Lieutenant Road Patrol
RATE OF PAY:  $27.06
LOCATION:  Richard Zink LE Center 3460 Harbor-Petoskey Rd. Harbor Springs, MI 49770


Perform duties pertaining to the protection of lives and property, enforcement of criminal and traffic laws, prevention of crime, preservation of public peace, and the apprehension of criminals.


  • Investigate 911 complaints along with follow-up investigation
  • Enforcement of State and Local law
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Investigate traffic crashes and perform traffic safety
  • Security and property checks
  • General patrol vehicle maintenance
  • Prison transports
  • General citizen assistance
  • Referrals to and from Social Services
  • Court appearances/testifying
  • Court security/bailiff duties
  • Civil and criminal process
  • Liquor control compliance checks
  • Mental health orders
  • Petitions
  • Transports
  • Medical first responder
  • Field training officer
  • Any other tasks assigned by the Sheriff

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.


Desired Behavioral Traits

  • Possess good moral character

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills while having the ability to communicate effectively and project a positive image
  • Good physical condition
  • Use of communication equipment, computers, vehicles, and various firearms
  • Willing and able to work various shifts
  • Work as a team with staff members as needed


  • Must possess a minimum of an Associate Degree or be able to obtain an Associate Degree within a prescribed time frame
  • Pass an extensive background investigation
  • Successfully complete written and oral examinations
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Certification/Licenses Required

  • Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certifiable or certified

Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey MI 49770
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