Employment At The Plymouth County Sheriff's Department
The Plymouth County Sheriff's Department employs a diverse group of people with a variety of skills and experience.
Our largest area of employment opportunities is for correction officers who work inside the Plymouth County Correctional Facility. They make up approximately half of the work force. Many have military experience or a college degree, often in criminal justice. However, this is not a job requirement. Those hired as COs attend the Basic County Correction Officer Academy before actually manning a post.
Some officers move on to specialty assignments within the facility, such as maintenance, central control, booking, laundry & property, while others can obtain positions within the K9 and transportation units.
The Correctional Facility also has a medical unit that employs nurses, human service workers and educational staff.
Periodically, additional employment opportunities may arise for administrative support personnel, reserve deputy sheriffs, and computer technicians.
The department is looking for hardworking and dedicated individuals interested in a career in corrections or law enforcement. Basic requirements for employment are:
- • 19 Years of age
- • A high school diploma or an equivalency certificate issued by the Massachusetts Dept. of Education
- • A valid driver's license (class 3)
- • Pass a drug and psychological test
- • Pass a general and criminal background check
- • Pass a written and physical fitness test
- • Demonstrate verbal and written skills sufficient to effectively communicate
- • US Citizenship
The Sheriff's Department is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or for any reason whatsoever. For additional information, call: 508.830.6331
The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department receives many requests for internships throughout the year. Every effort possible is made to accommodate those requests.
Please be advised, priority is given to college internship programs and placement of high school aged interns is limited because of the security nature of our agency.
All intern applicants should complete the ‘Application for Employment’ to the best of their ability and submit the Application to Human Resources for consideration two months prior to the desired start date.
The Plymouth County Sheriff's Department application can be used to apply for any available position within the Department. Please print out all pages of the application, complete, sign and return it to the following address in hand or via mail:
Plymouth County Sheriff's Department
Attention: Human Resources
24 Long Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
or fax to:
If for some reason you cannot print out the application, you may pick one up at the Communications Center on the ground floor of the Sheriff's Department's Public Safety Building located at 24 Long Pond Road in Plymouth, MA.
To check on an application status, please email Human Resources here or call 508.830.6384.