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 Deputy Sheriff Requirements

‚ÄčThe Northampton County Sheriff's Department is searching for capable, energetic men and women who are up to the challenge to be their best. In return, they will get the satisfaction of serving their community and a sense of pride that will last a lifetime. We offer a competitive starting salary, excellent benefits and continuous training and educational opportunities throughout your career. To be eligible, you must be at least 21 years old, have authorization to be employed in the United States. Individuals who possess Pennsylvania Act 2 (Deputy Sheriff Academy Training) or Act 120 (Municipal Police Officers Academy Training) will be preferred.  

The Northampton County Sheriff's Department utilizes a standardized selection process to test and hire new Deputy Sheriffs. The first step is to register to take a written examination, administered by the Northampton County Human Resources Department, when a position(s) becomes available. The link below will enable interested parties to obtain information as to open positions and testing. Should an applicant pass the written examination and be eligible for consideration, the applicant shall be contacted by the Sheriff's Department to participate in a competitive selection process, which shall include, in sequential order, a Physical Fitness Agility Test, a Background Investigation, an Oral Interview, a Polygraph Examination, a Psychological Examination and a Medical Examination. Should an applicant fail any phase of the selection process, he or she shall be removed from consideration.


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