To protect the health and safety of our community and staff, many Sutter County offices will be closed to the public starting March 20, 2020 until further notice.

Patrol Positions

Patrol Recruitment Sutter County Sheriff's Office has approximately 146 employees, 57 of which are Sworn. The office has a SWAT team, Boat Patrol, Swift Water Rescue, ATV patrol, Dive team, Canine team, School Resource Deputies, Reserve Deputies and a Mounted Posse.

Minimum qualifications for a Patrol Deputy are that the applicant must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of appointment, possess a valid California Drivers License and have a minimum of 30 semester units from an accredited college or 10 core course units in police science, successful completion of a California Police Academy or possession of a POST basic certificate.

The Sheriff's Office also has a lateral deputy hiring program and periodically accepts applications for lateral deputy recruitment.

Reserve Patrol Deputies provide a valuable role and function in the Patrol Division and we are actively seeking those who may be interested in a Reserve Deputy position. Visit the Reserve Patrol Deputy page for further information.

Current Recruitment

Contact Information

If you would like more information about becoming a deputy, please e-mail or call Captain Chad Niswonger, Operations Division Commander, at (530) 822-7307.

Please visit the Sutter County Employment Opportunities page for further information about applying for a position.

Sutter County Sheriff’s Office
1077 Civic Center Blvd
Yuba City, CA 95993
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(530)-822-7307

Sutter County Human Resources
1160 Civic Center Blvd
Yuba City, CA 95993
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(530) 822-7113