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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, S.W.A.T. Team, K-9 Unit, Marine Division or even fighting cybercrime.

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.  Visit the Human Resources Page for additional information including our current contracts.

2024 full-time wage schedules are coming soon! 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 five paid time off days.

  • Shift premiums
  • Hazard pay
  • Education allowance
  • Promotional opportunities

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.

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. 

Download LCOPAT information here

Download EMPCO information here


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.

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 coastline, there is something for everyone in Macomb County. Make Macomb your next home.

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.