The Ulster County Sheriff's Office is a progressive, technologically advanced and accredited law
enforcement agency committed to meet the needs of the area's 182,000 residents and visitors, and to support
other law enforcement agencies.
Our agency provides a variety of services to the public through organized divisions and units which include:
Law Enforcement, Correctional. Civil, and Security. In addition, we provide specialized support services which
include navigation patrol of the Hudson River, In-Water Rescue, School Resource Officer, ATV
support, U.R.G.E.N.T. Drug and Gang Task Force, Domestic Violence Task Force and more. We employ a proud and diverse workforce of
over 225 men and women who provide solid, proven service to our community.
Becoming a member of our team begins with you applying to take a civil service examination. There are two
basic examination categories for uniformed positions in the Ulster County Sheriff's Office:
- Corrections Officer
- Deputy Sheriff Police Officer (Criminal Division)
The examination includes a written test administered by the
Ulster County Personnel Department. Candidates who pass and
score high enough are then subject to a physical examination and a physical agility test, and a thorough
For a current listing of Civil Service Examination opportunities: