Correctional Deputy

Cell Extraction
  1. General Information
  2. Getting Started
  3. Training
  4. Written Examination
  5. Physical Agility Test


A correctional deputy works within the Sheriff’s jail system to control inmates by performing duties such as:

  • Administer medication to inmates as prescribed by a physician
  • Control contraband through routine facility and inmate searches
  • Maintain security through key, door, tool and equipment control
  • Perform business and record keeping functions
  • Photograph inmates, take fingerprints
  • Prepare and distribute paperwork, route booking sheets
  • Prepare inmates for transport by applying restraint equipment and inspecting vehicles for safety
  • Receive inmates, process inmate correspondence and phone calls
  • Supervise inmates during meals and recreational activities

Salary & Benefits

Correctional Deputy Trainee 
(While in the 12-week academy)
Correctional Deputy I 
(Upon successful completion of the academy)
Correctional Deputy II 
(Upon successful completion of an 18-month probationary period)
$25.23 - $25.99 Hourly
$27.68 – $33.69 Hourly$30.38 - $42.28 Hourly
$4,373.17 - $4,504.336 Monthly
$4,789.66 – $5,838.84 Monthly
$5,265.59 - $7,329.00 Monthly
$52,477.98 - $54,052.34 Annually
$57,583.97 – $70,066.05 Annually
$63,187.07 - $87,948.02 Annually

In addition to an exciting and challenging career opportunity with the Sheriff’s Office, the County of Riverside participates in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and offers an excellent retirement program offering:

  • Education/Degree: A 2.5% premium pay benefit for completion of a Bachelor’s degree and an additional 2.5% premium pay benefit for completion of a Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Bilingual Skills: We offer additional compensation in assignments that require you to use your bilingual skills.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision: A flex benefit is provided in the amount of $712 monthly.

For more information, visit the job description and benefits page.

Minimum Requirements to Become a Correctional Deputy

  • California Driver’s License
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
  • Must have a U.S. High School Diploma or G.E.D.


  • Conviction of misdemeanor domestic violence
  • Currently on probation
  • DUI violations within the last 3 years
  • Felony convictions
  • Lying or withholding any information