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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to complete the Law Enforcement Academy before applying as a Deputy?

No. The Dane County Sheriff's Office hosts it's own Law Enforcement Academy and Jail Academy or will send you to an academy at a local technical college to complete your training. This training is paid for by the department and you will also be paid for your time at the academy. 

To apply for a position with Dane County Sheriff's Office (Deputy Sheriff, Security Support Specialist, Jail Clerk, etc.) you will need to visit the Dane County Jobs website and complete your candidate profile. Once your profile is complete, you can apply for any open positions of interest.

The hiring process from start to finish takes approximately 4 months. 

Applications are screened for completeness, accuracy, and qualifications. A records check is also completed on each applicant. During the application screening, records are compared with the information the applicant has provided. Some automatic disqualifiers include felony convictions and convictions for domestic violence-related offenses.

We may make accomodations for out of state applicants or active deployed military members on a case-by-case basis depending on where they are in the application process. For more information, please contact a recruiter. 

No. The Dane County Sheriff's Office does not have a residency requirement.