Court Deputy

Deputy Escorting Inmates

The Riverside County Sheriff's Office has an opportunity for multiple Court Deputies throughout Riverside County. Incumbents will serve as a peace officer responsible for maintaining security in the Superior Courts of the County of Riverside, maintaining order in the courts, providing assistance to the judges, assisting in the service of civil and criminal documents, and performing other related duties as required.


  • Maintain security in Superior Court and enforce the regulations of the courts; preserve order among spectators and participants in court proceedings.

  • Respond to requests from the judges or commissioners for assistance.

  • Take charge of jurors during their deliberations to ensure that legal procedures and regulations are accurately carried out; answer inquiries from jury members, the general public, attorneys, and participants in such matters as court procedures, customs, and regulations.

  • Take defendants into custody; arrange for transportation for the court and jury to scenes in questions.

  • Obtain and deliver requested legal papers, books, and documents.

  • Transport prisoners to and from the courtroom and detention facility.

  • When not needed in the courtrooms, serve limited civil and criminal documents or assist in processing office paperwork.


Education: Graduation from high school, or possession of a Certificate of Proficiency issued by the California State Board of Education, or attainment of a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test.

License/Certificate: Possession of a California Driver’s License is required.

Possession of a State of California Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Certificate.


Successful completion of a State of California Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Academy.

Note: If a period of three years has elapsed since employment as a full-time peace officer in California and/or completion of the P.O.S.T. Basic Academy, successful completion of the California Basic Course Equivalency Examination administered by P.O.S.T. is required prior to employment.

Applicants must meet the following State of California Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements: Vision: Applicants who wear glasses or hard contact lenses must have uncorrected vision of no worse than 20/40 correctable to 20/20. For soft contact lenses being worn for up to one year or more correctable to 20/20, there are no uncorrected requirements. Please note: Applicants must have normal peripheral fields and color vision. Hearing: Applicants must not have hearing loss greater than 25dB frequencies of 500 to 6,000 in either ear. Hearing aides are not permitted to meet these requirements.

Ability to: Accept and complete assignments without close supervision; learn, interpret, and apply laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to court procedures and the serving of civil and criminal processes; analyze situations and adopt effective and reasonable courses of action; anticipate and prevent or control emergency situations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; communicate effectively orally and in writing. Candidates will be required to complete an extensive background check prior to employment.

What’s Next?

This recruitment is open to all applicants.

Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Sheriff’s Office may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.

Internal candidates already working in a sworn capacity for the Riverside Sheriff’s Office should contact the recruiter by email prior to applying.


Court Deputy applicants are encouraged to contact Sgt. Brandie Jackson at 951–486–2869 or if they have questions concerning their qualifications.