Requirements - Uniformed Patrol Applicants
Livingston County, MichiganSheriffRequirements - Uniformed Patrol Applicants

Requirements - Uniformed Patrol Applicants

We are currently accepting applications for Uniformed Patrol Deputy. Please follow the link for an application. Forward completed applications to Sgt. Ryan Vorhies at rvorhies@livgov.com or mail to 150 S. Highlander Way, Howell MI 48843 Attn: Sgt. Vorhies

Applicants for the position of Uniformed Patrol Deputy Must: 

  • Applicant must have passed the Michigan Sheriff's Association - EMPCO written exam for Deputy Sheriff and submit documentation of their score at the time of applicant submission.  Information on how to register for the written test may be found here: https://www.empco.net/msa/
  • Applicant must be a minimum age of 21 years old.
  • Applicant must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Applicant must be free of any felony convictions.
  • Applicant must be a certified or certifiable police officer in the State of Michigan as governed by the Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES), or be actively enrolled in a MCOLES approved police academy at the time of application and provide documentation of same.
  • Applicant must pass a thorough background investigation and be free of any instances of moral turpitude.

Essential Job Functions of a Uniformed Patrol Deputy

  1. Affect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.
  2. Climb over obstacles; climb through openings jump down from elevated surfaces; jump over obstacles, ditches and streams; and crawl in confined areas to pursue, search, investigate and/or rescue.
  3. Communicate effectively over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications, often under adverse conditions such as siren usage and high-speed vehicle operation.
  4. Communicate verbally and effectively by listening to people and giving information, directions and command.
  5. Operate an emergency vehicle; during the day and night; in emergency and pursuit situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, while exercising due care and caution; and, in congested traffic, unsafe road conditions, and environmental conditions such as fog, smoke, rain, ice and snow.
  6. Load, aim and fire handguns, shotguns, and other agency-specific firearms from a variety of body positions in situations that justify the use of deadly force while maintaining emotional control under extreme stress.
  7. Conduct searches of buildings and large outdoor areas that may involve walking and/or standing for long periods of times.
  8. Exercise independent judgment within legal guidelines, to determine when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest and when force may be used and to what degree.
  9. Gather information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects and confidential informants.
  10. Identify wanted persons and vehicles; and, locate stolen property and identify potential evidence, which requires the ability to distinguish color and perceive shapes.
  11. Manage interpersonal conflicts to maintain order.
  12. Enter and exit vehicles quickly to perform rescue operations, pursue a suspect or answer and emergency call.
  13. Perform law enforcement patrol functions while working rotating shifts and unanticipated overtime.
  14. Perform tasks that require lifting, carrying, or dragging people or heavy objects while performing arrest, rescue, or general patrol functions.
  15. Perform searches of persons which involve touching and feeling to detect potential weapons and contraband.
  16. Prepare investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols and mathematical computations.
  17. Pursue fleeing suspects on foot, both day and night, in unfamiliar terrain.
  18. Read and comprehend rules, regulations, policies, procedures and the law for purpose of ensuring appropriate officer behavior/response and performing enforcement activities involving the public.
  19. Subdue resisting subjects using hands and feet while employing subject control maneuvers or approved non-lethal weapons.
  20. Use bodily force to gain entrance through barriers to search, seize, investigate and/or rescue.
  21. Perform other essential tasks as identified by the employing agency, and/or the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards job-task analysis.