Wayne County's Employment Process

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is Michigans' 2nd largest police agency that is diverse in terms of its staff and career opportunities for police officers and civilians. In addition to running one of the Midwest's largest county jail systems, the Sheriff's Office has a growing number of enforcement units outside the jails, including:
  • Patrol & Investigation
  • Warrant Enforcement
  • Internet Crime
  • Court Security
  • Child Rescue Unit
  • Missing & Exploited Children's Task Force
  • Narcotics & Prostitution Enforcement
  • Auto Theft Unit
  • Mounted Unit
  • Special Response Team
  • Deed Fraud Task Force
  • Much more.

Minimum requirements for being hired by the Sheriff's Office include:

  • Must be at least 18-years old
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver's License
  • United States Citizen
  • Resident of Michigan
  • Good or correctable eyesight

The Hiring Process includes passing:

  • Written Exam
  • Physical Exam
  • Psychological Exam
  • Background Check
  • Oral Interview
  • Final Review

Note: Individuals hired as non-sworn officers must pass all Michigan Commission On Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) requirements as a condition of continued employment.

Hiring for the Sheriff's Office is handled through Wayne County's Central Personnel/Human Resources department. Click here for information
on the hiring process and an online application form.

Benny N. Napoleon
Wayne County Sheriff
(313) 224-2222

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