Tips & Info for Deputy Applicants

On behalf of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Recruitment Team, thank you for considering the Sheriff’s Office as a place to make your home, serve the community, and start or continue your career in law enforcement.

Wondering how you can stand out in an oral board interview and even on your application? Read Public Safety Testing's compiled list of "10 Desirable Candidate Attributes" by visiting: Top 10 Ways to be an Outstanding Deputy Candidate.

Be sure to read these suggestions and implement them by:

  • Reading the entire job posting before applying
  • Making sure you attach all required documents to your application
  • Proofing your application before pressing submit

The Sheriff's Office has highly competitive positions; taking care and being prepared will help you become more successful along the way!

Interested in doing a ride-along? Visit: and click on: HIRING PROCESS, then scroll down to Step 2. Instructions on how/where to submit your ride-along forms are posted online. You can also download them here:

Ride-Along Request Form Download

Ride-Along Waiver Form Download