Position Requirements

Deputy Sheriff Road Patrol

Deputy sheriff road patrol personnel have opportunities for career advancement by taking periodic Civil Service promotional exams for the supervisory position of sergeant and investigator in the Criminal Investigation Division. Specialized fields deputies may be assigned to and receive training include:

  • Arson Investigation
  • Communications Training
  • Community Policing
  • Dive Team
  • Emergency Response Team
  • Evidence Technician
  • Juvenile Officer
  • Marine Patrol
  • Mounted Patrol
  • Narcotics Investigation
  • School Resource Officer
  • STOP-DWI Enforcement

Special Requirements for Deputy Sheriff Road Patrol

Deputy sheriff road patrol candidates must meet physical standards and physical agility requirements prescribed by the New York State Municipal Police Training Council. Candidates must not have any felony conviction, must possess a valid New York State driver's license, must be eligible for a certificate of training issued by the executive director of the Municipal Police Training Council, and be a high school graduate or possess a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

Corrections Officer

County sheriffs in New York State are responsible for the operation of a county jail. Inmates committed to the county jail are charged with or convicted of violations, misdemeanors, and felonies to include homicide, rape, DWI, larceny, etc. The sheriff must ensure inmates are kept secure and properly cared for.

Adhering to Rules

Numerous rules and regulations as set forth by the New York State Correction Commission must be adhered to. These rules and regulations include contact visitation, continuing education, and rehabilitation.

Special Requirements for Corrections Officer After Civil Service Requirements are Met

Candidates for corrections officer must meet medical and physical standards commensurate with the position. Per the New York State Criminal Procedure Law, corrections officers are peace officers and must be qualified to hold this position. Permanent appointment as a corrections officer is contingent upon satisfactory completion of training standards prescribed by the New York State Department of Corrections. Candidates for corrections officer must possess a high school diploma or GED and not have any felony convictions.


Corrections is a vital part of the criminal justice system. Persons interested in corrections may contact the Livingston County Personnel Office or the Sheriff's Office.

Civilian Dispatcher

The Sheriff's Office is the emergency communications center for Livingston County, dispatching sheriff's deputies, state police, environmental conservation police, park police, village police, fire services, ambulance services, and advanced life support services 24 hours each day, seven days each week, and 365 days each year. Constant contact is maintained by the E911 Center and the emergency services personnel they dispatch.

Special Requirements for Civilian Dispatcher

Civilian Dispatchers must satisfactorily complete an intense period of field training, a basic communicators course prescribed by the Municipal Police Training Council, Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certification, and the Advanced Communicator Course.