Livingston County will be closed on Monday, May 27th in honor of Memorial Day.

For questions regarding Jail Services Deputy positions, please contact Sgt. Dan Knapp at, by phone at (517) 540-7946.

Position Requirements

Applicants for the position of Jail Services Deputy must:

  • Applicant must have passed the Michigan Sheriff’s Association – EMPCO written exam for Corrections Officers within the past three years and submit documentation of their score at the time of application submission.
  • Applicant must have taken and passed the MSCTC-LCOPAT physical fitness test within the past year and submit documentation at the time of application submission.
  • Applicant must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Applicant must be free of any felony convictions.
  • Applicant must pass a thorough background investigation and be free of any instances of moral turpitude.
  • Applicant must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Information on how to register for the written test may be found at
  • Information on the MSCTC-LCOPAT Physical Test may be found at

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Ability to physically and verbally control disruptive inmates.
  2. Ability to deal effectively with complex human behavior problems.
  3. Ability to act quickly and calmly in emergencies.
  4. Ability to work effectively with the public and other criminal justice employees.
  5. Ability to comprehend and follow verbal and written orders/instructions.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms.
  7. Ability and willingness to enforce laws, rules and regulations with firmness and tact.
  8. Must successfully complete the Corrections Academy Certification as a Corrections Officer when requested by this department.

Typical Examples of Work:

An employee in this classification may be called upon to perform the following tasks which are illustrative and not exhaustive in nature:

  1. Obtaining and recording required information from inmate at the time of admission to the facility.
  2. Searching inmate and property for weapons and contraband.
  3. Book and fingerprint prisoners and prepare records of clothing, money and other items on the prisoner at the time of detention.
  4. Safeguard inmate’s personal belongings and return to them upon release.
  5. Screen inmates for unusual medical or psychological conditions and report same to supervisors and medical personnel.
  6. Acceptable working knowledge of emergency first aid and CPR as prescribed by the American Red Cross.
  7. Physically and verbally control disruptive inmates.
  8. Escort individual or groups of inmates out of cells for rehabilitation, visiting, exercise, sick call, court appearances, attorney visits, transfers to other facilities, etc.
  9. Maintain inmate count including movement of inmates.
  10. Enforce inmate rules by making written reports and making violations known to a supervisor.
  11. Investigate violations of inmate’s rules and regulations. Interview witnesses, victims and others in order to prepare required reports.
  12. Inspect cells and premises for security and sanitation.
  13. Distribute food trays, laundry, mail, commissary and bedding supplies.
  14. Controls inmate’s by patrolling corridors and other areas in and around the jail.
  15. Check with court for proper commitment papers and appearances.
  16. Taking of bonds and being responsible for lawfully releasing inmates.
  17. Transporting of inmate’s to court, medical and other appointments.

General Statement of Duties:

A Jail Services Deputy is responsible for all activities relating to the safe and secure operation of the Jail. This includes all inmate activities from receiving into booking, up to and including release. Persons in this position are responsible for basic security, inmate booking, inmate transport, medical and food service responsibilities, inmate visitation, inmate mail, and electronic monitoring of the entire Jail facility.

Working Conditions:

This correctional/jail facility is a seven day per week, 24 hour per day operation. Work schedules will include nights, weekends, holidays, unanticipated overtime and possible shift durations of 8, 10 or 12 hours. This position involves contact with people harboring potentially communicable diseases. Employees may encounter individuals housed in the facility that are potentially dangerous. Employees may be assigned to any unit, as needed, for the overall good of the organization and its efficient and effective operation. This position requires weapon certification and annual qualification.

Supervision Exercised

Jail Services Deputies are required to exercise supervision and control over all inmates committed to the custody of the Sheriff. To oversee that the conduct of all persons allowed lawful entry to the jail is in compliance with department rules and regulations.
Sheriff’s Office
Jenny Nash, Livingston County Treasurer
Michael Murphy

Phone Numbers

Office: (517) 546-2440
Tip Line: (517) 546-8477
Jail: (517) 546-2445
Emergencies: 911
Non-Emergencies: (517) 546-9111

Office Hours

Mon-Thu: 7 a.m. -7 p.m.
Fri: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed County Holidays


150 S Highlander Way
Howell, MI 48843


(517) 545-9627