work for The Macomb County Sheriff's Office
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Working for the Macomb County Sheriff's Office is more than just a job, it is about being a part of our dedicated team and making a positive difference in our community. Whether you are graduating high school,attending college, or considering a career switch we have a place for you. We have three career paths, which include Corrections Deputy, 911 Dispatcher and Sworn Deputy road patrol.
Once employed, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office has several roadmaps to advance your career. Your next career move could be with our detective bureau, the SWAT Team, K-9 unit, marine division or even fighting cyber crime.
Learn more about our open positions or speak to a recruiter today.
Benefits and Incentives
In addition to serving our community, Macomb County offers more than a paycheck, we have amazing benefits for our full time employees. Select a perk below to learn more. Visit our human resources page for additional information including our current contracts.
You can find our 2023 full-time wage schedules by clicking here. Previous experience, Military time, etc, are considered for initial placement on the pay scale. Increments are earned every six months until reaching the maximum pay step. You will also receive comprehensive training at your full starting salary. At top pay our Road Patrol Deputies can earn up to $83,301 when including Holiday Pay, Hazard Pay and Uniform Allowance!
Our Law Enforcement staff are eligible to select from a variety of Macomb County’s medical, dental and vision insurance benefits. All with no monthly premium for our employees to cover themselves and eligible family members with coverage that begins on their first day of employment.
As a Macomb County law enforcer, you represent Macomb County, so we offer an annual uniform allowance, ranging from $420 - $875, and Dry Cleaning/Laundry service to keep you looking sharp.
Our new Deputies, Corrections Deputies, and Dispatchers can all earn up to 42 days off per year! Specifically earning 15 Paid Time Off Days, 14 ½ paid Holidays (15 ½ in a General Election year), and 12 Sick Leave days. After five years of service, you will earn an additional 5 Paid Time Off days.
Police academy tuition reimbursement for recent graduates
How to Apply
When applying for a career with the Macomb County Sheriff's Office, potential employees will submit an application to the Civil Service Commission. Applications can be submitted in person or via email. For complete details, visit the Civil Service Commission webpage.
Along with submitting an application, corrections deputy applicants will need to take LCOPAT and EMPCO exams prior to applying. Below you will find links to the list of testing locations and dates for upcoming testing.
LCOPAT Testing locations - http://www.misctc.org/downloads/LCOPAT_Schedule.pdf
EMPCO Testing Location -https://client.empco.net/upcomingtests/msa
Are you interested in speaking with a recruiter about your potential career path? Do you have questions on the application process? Complete this form and a recruiter will contact you.
To learn more about Sheriff Wickersham and his staff, visit the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office official webpage by clicking here.
Serving our Community
When we are not answering 9-1-1 calls, patrolling our roads or mentoring inmates, the Macomb County Sheriff's Office is serving our community. We teach students about potential careers, we help seniors and we act as a friendly face for our citizens. When you join our team, you get to do these things too and give back to the community we represent. Check out our involvement on social media! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Why We Chose Macomb County
When you work for Macomb County, you’ll get more than a paycheck. We offer rewarding careers with outstanding benefits, work/life balance and opportunities for promotion, all while serving the community. So when you work here, it’s more than a job. It’s whatever you want it to be. Check out why our employees careers are more than a job.
Meet Adam: Dispatcher
"No day is ever the same at my job. We have a lot of contact with people and our goal is to help them get the assistance they need as quickly as possible. It is a huge responsibility. I didn’t have this same sense of purpose in my other jobs. And it is the sense of purpose that keeps me coming back. This is a rewarding, well-paying career. If you work hard, there are lots of opportunities for advancement. The benefits are excellent. I am able to support my family and my community at the same time. It just gets better and better."
Current Position: Dispatcher, Sheriff's Office
Employee Since: 2017
Meet Nicholas: Corrections Deputy
“In the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, I get to be a part of a great team that has a positive impact on the lives of others. And there are plenty of opportunities for advancement too. It’s a big organization, with specialized divisions in every field imaginable, from the Marine Division, to K-9 units, SWAT, training - so there is something for everyone. Our leadership is hands-on - they offer us a lot of support. The benefits are amazing, second to none. This is truly where I belong.”
Current Position: Corrections Deputy, Sheriff’s Office
Employee Since: 2014
Meet Brandon: Sheriff Deputy
“I’m a people person and I enjoy helping others. So I knew working in law enforcement was the right path for me. At the start of my career, I thought it would just be arresting ‘bad guys’ -- but it’s so much more than that, because we’re on the ground, making a difference in our community. And while some days can be challenging, you feel like you’re part of a solution – which is very rewarding. Additionally, there’s a lot of opportunity for advancement here at the Sheriff’s Office. It has a high level of expectation, but it’s an extremely professional environment where your talent can be recognized.”
Current Position: Debuty, Sheriff's Office
Employee Since: 2013
Relocating to Macomb County
Positioned amidst the greater metro Detroit area is Macomb County, the state’s third most populated county and a thriving collective of 27 cities, villages and townships with unique offerings that make it a desirable place to buy a home, work in, start a business, raise a family, enjoy premier leisure activities and much more. Its fruitful agricultural land, mature suburbs, an expansive network of industry and dynamic urban clusters offer something for everyone within each of its regions. From hiking trails, concerts in the park and 32 miles of costline, there is something for everyone in Macomb County. Make Macomb your next home.