17. What is a deputy sheriff and how can I become one?

A deputy sheriff is a unpaid volunteer who personally underwites the entire cost of his or her training at the Essex County College Police Academy and the cost of all uniforms, equipment, and gear.  Sheriff's deputy candidates undergo the exact same physical and psychological examinations adn criminal background checks as their paid counterparts.  Police Academy training runs approximately six months and is conducted on weekday nights and Saturdays.

For further information about our Deputy Division, see the link on this website or call 973-621-4105 Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.