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Re: Essex county deputy sheriff

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:56 pm
by Wicked
Well idk about passaic, but Essex was going to have a class 2 class starting in september....and then all that politics and funding issues happened....not sure when the class will be now. Hopefully January? So I would imagine the next application period for Essex deputy program wont be until april/may 2019

Re: Essex county deputy sheriff

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:05 am
by Rizzolo10
For Passaic County they normally hire once a year. They do not take resumes or applications, you call Wayne headquarters and they will put you on a list. Once they are ready to start the process, they have an orientation and then interviews. My orientation to academy start date was a little shorter than 2 months.

As far as being a deputy- it is 30-40 hours a month with a mix of patrol, community events and working with specialized units (street crimes, warrants).

I was a deputy for a year and a half before leaving. If you have any questions on PCSO Deputy program, PM me and ill try to answer your question as best as I can.

Re: Essex county deputy sheriff

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:40 am
by Kevstar25
Anyone with any questions please PM me. I went through Essex County police academy for ECSO deps and was a deputy for a little under a year. The deputy division hiring process has some of the best odds I have seen. Surprisingly enough, a lot of people don’t know that it’s 100% volunteer and that you have to pay for literally everything to attend police academy. You even have to buy your service weapon and the sidearm they carry is hard to find and very expensive. At the orientations they have an intermission and they tell you if you’re not serious about it, no hard feelings and just don’t come back in 20 minutes when we start the second part of orientation. They usually knock it down to 30-40 candidates for interviews and hire however many seats they can get in an academy class. They always need guys bc almost everyone uses it as a revolving door to get their cert. Also be prepared to go to the academy. The SLEO II academy is the exact same as the full time basic police academy. We do all the same lectures, PT and firearms training that the full time guys do (that’s why the CERT is waivable). Save your money, it’s not cheap. Between academy tuition, academy and post graduation gear, I spent easily over $5,000.00. That’s not including monthly bills either. If you can get in and graduate, you will gain more experience working 20-40 hours per month than most full time guys at most departments will get all year given the areas you will be patrolling. It makes you especially valuable in hiring processes given you did everything for free then continued to work for free post academy. I learned a lot and gained a ton of experience there, the moral is very high and you will do great if you put the time in. Again, if anyone has any questions, feel free to PM me.

Re: Essex county deputy sheriff

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:56 pm
by Wicked
Last process was in the summer and we were told the class 2 academy should start September of2018. Then all those funding issues happened. All of us that interviewed last summer are still waiting to hear back lol.

Re: Essex county deputy sheriff

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:21 pm
by bluerecruit96
Has anyone heard back for the current application cycle who handed in their completed application package before the April 1 deadline?

Re: Essex county deputy sheriff

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:44 pm
by FutureLEO1
I'm in an academy right now, so this doesn't necessarily apply to me, but I have one friend of mine who is interested. Do they still do this? The academy has changed since early '19. I haven't heard or seen anything regarding Deputy Sheriffs.

One of my other friends got hired by them, and he said it was the best decision he ever made. The money's up there, but it's a good way to get your foot in the door if you haven't taken the civil service, or you live in a chief's town, and don't want to deal with the politics and hiring 1 or 2 spots for 300 people.