Join our team. Accept the Challenge.

Every day is a day to do something right. It’s about more than duty or honor. It’s about making a difference because you know you can, and doing what’s right because you know it matters. It’s what makes you who you are, and it makes you ready for us.

Serving the community since 1850, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) employs over 275 deputy sheriffs, over 250 correctional deputies and over 150 support staff, to provide law enforcement service, protect and secure the half-million residents within the 1,768 square miles of Sonoma County. With more than 30 different highly-trained and specialized units, you can be confident that a career with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office will be anything but monotonous. If you’re ready for change, challenge and the opportunity make a difference, then you’re ready for us.

Few careers offer the combination of such richly varied opportunities and quality training programs to link your skills and interests to the most personally rewarding jobs. Far from being mundane, the Office offers employment for a wide variety of career goals, interests and abilities. If you have ever dreamed of patrolling from a boat or helicopter; or imagined being a Deputy on the Specialized Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T), Inmate Classification Specialty Unit, Special Weapons and Tactics Team (S.W.A.T.) or becoming a Communications Dispatcher or Detective, then a career with SCSO is for you! Add to this our competitive salary and benefits, camaraderie, and on-going job training and support, and you have the opportunity of a lifetime with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office. Join our team- Accept the challenge!

Should you have any questions about specific jobs, feel free to contact the recruitment team by email.

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) click here.

For a list of current County of Sonoma County Sheriff's openings click here.

For pre-employment drug use guidelines click here.


Lieutenant Darin Dougherty, Manager

Sergeant Orlando Rodriguez
Law Enforcement Division

Sergeant Tim Keegan
Detention Division

Marina Luna
Administrative Services Officer



 Sheriff's Personnel bureau

Sheriff's Personnel bureau

Sheriff's Office Recruitment Team
Ph: 707-565-2779



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer,
dedicated to a diverse workforce.