Bay County Sheriff’s Office’s Road Patrol Deputy Job Openings

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is hiring four (4) individuals for the full-time Road Patrol Deputy Officer positions. In this role, Bay County Road Patrol Deputy Officers will patrol an assigned area of the County in order to control traffic, prevent crime or disturbance of the peace, and arrests violators of State and Local laws. In addition, officers will respond, as directed by the dispatcher or necessitated by a hazard situation, to a variety of complaints or calls requiring police assistance.

These are full-time positions with benefits. The rate of pay is $23.41 per hour (entry-level) with wages progressing to $31.82 per hour, after 3 years.


  • Patrols assigned roadways to observe traffic for violators or wanted vehicles, serving as a deterrent to criminal actions by presence in the area. Issues traffic citations or arrests violators and assists stranded motorists.
  • Responds to a variety of citizens’ complaints, such as domestic quarrels, robberies, break-ins, assaults, and vandalism. Assists complainants and initiates an investigation, completing investigations of the more routine complaints.
  • Assists in the investigation of serious crimes, gathering evidence, taking statements from involved parties, witnesses, and protecting the crime scene.
  • Reports to accident scenes to render first aid to injured persons, route traffic around the scene, and investigate the cause of the accident. May take photographs, make measurements, obtain statements and gather other evidence to determine which party is at fault.
  • Prepares detailed reports on accidents, arrests, or other cases investigated.
  • Appears in courts to give evidence on cases.
  • Transports inmates and mental patients to and from Court, Jail, Institutions, and other facilities. May make emergency deliveries of materials such as blood plasma.
  • Serves subpoenas, warrants, and other legal documents.
  • Checks business establishments and other business buildings after hours to ensure proper security measures have been taken.
  • Assists in controlling large crowds in a quelling civil disturbance.
  • Consistent and punctual attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • All other duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties being performed by personnel so classified.

Fringe Benefits

  • Uniform allowance
  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision—Employee & Family
  • Unused Annual Vacation/Sick Leave Payout
  • Gun Allowance
  • Voluntary Nationwide 547 retirement plan
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Delta College Gym Membership/County Exercise Facilities.
How to Apply

Applications are available online. Applicants are required to have documentation of Michigan State Certification (M.C.O.L.E.S.) and the successful completion of the Police Academy to apply. Additionally, applicants may be required to take written and/or other examinations.

Applications are open until filled.

For More Information about the Bay County Road Patrol Deputy Officer Positions

If you have any questions about the position or the department, please direct all questions and comments to Undersheriff Chris Mausolf by phone, (989) 895-4050, or email, at

Bay County is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Bay County and its departments to pursue equal employment opportunity regardless of height, weight, political or religious affiliations, race, color, sex, disability, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or other protected classification set forth by law in our relationship with applicants for employment, employees of the department, and the public.

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