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A great career awaits you!

We’re looking for leaders who want to join our winning team in providing the finest law enforcement services to the people of Kern County, California.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office

A Great Career Awaits You

We’re looking for leaders who want to join our winning team in providing the finest law enforcement services to the people of Kern County, California.

INSIDE KCSOCONTACT A RECRUITER

Our Badge is a Symbol of Public Trust and Professionalism

Every member of our team has earned the right to wear our badge. Many people want to wear it, but only a few have earned it.

If you are a mature, motivated, ethically sound individual who wants to join a team of like-minded people, then a career with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office might be the place for you.

Take a look throughout our website, ask questions of our recruiters, and get an in-depth look of our office and team members by following us on social media. Then you’ll know if KCSO is where you need to be.

You Have Options With KCSO

From Deputy Sheriff to mechanics, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office has employment opportunities that need to be fulfilled by great people.

Attend one of our Career Hiring Events

We have exciting employment opportunities waiting to be filled by exceptional individuals like you. Join us at one of our hiring events and embark on a fulfilling career with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

See and Hear For Yourself…

Watch what we do and hear why our team members are proud to call KCSO their home.

Donny Youngblood

Sheriff | Coroner | Public Administrator

Like our unique red patch, our Sheriff’s Office is uniquely different than others.  You can become a Deputy Sheriff, Detentions Deputy, or any one of our numerous civilian classifications.  We also offer a transition program to allow you to move between classifications.  Our over 8000 sq. miles has 13 substations where we want you to live and serve our communities.  In fact, we will pay you an extra $2000 a month to live in select substation response areas.  We have substations from mountains, to lakes, to the high desert. If aviation is for you, we train our own pilots to fly our 8 different aircraft.  We offer great promotional opportunities that allow us to help you be the best you can be.  We love our organization and invite you to explore our website to see if it’s a fit for you.  We live in a county where our residents greatly appreciate us and we them.  Take a look at us, we really want you to become a part of our community and family.  If you have questions, call any of us and we will answer.  From the Sheriff down, we await your call!!

Donny Youngblood
Sheriff, Kern County Sheriff’s Office

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood

Great Benefits & Incentives

Take a look at what we offer and you’ll see we’re competitive, if not better, than other employers!

Recruitment & Retention Bonus*

Lateral Bonus*

Relocation Bonus*

Monthly Housing Allowance*

%

Shift Differential Pay

%

POST Certificate Pay*

*Certain conditions apply. Read further details in the job details on this website or the Kern County Jobs Website.

Inside KCSO

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CRITICAL MISSING: ANA BARBOSA

Age: 53
DOB: 04/11/71
Height: 5’3” Weight: 140lbs
Hair: black
Eyes: brown
Race: Hispanic

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing adult Ana Barbosa. Barbosa was last seen by family on 05/06/24. Barbosa was last seen wearing a tan sweater, black leggings, and black Nike shoes. Barbosa is a critical missing due to no priors. If anyone has information regarding Barbosa’s whereabouts, they are asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661) 861-3110 or the Se�cret Witness Line (661) 322-4040. Reference case 2024-00054072
Some KCSO deputies and our area Lieutenant attended the South Fork Middle School color run in Weldon. Deputy Gafford and Deputy Cain joined the students and ran about two miles in uniform to motivate and cheer on the students on the eight mile run. #loveyourjob #kcso #community #colorrun Kcsojobs.org
This police officer memorial week we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. #peaceofficermemorial #policeweek Today KCSO held our annual Memorial Ceremony at HQ and attended others in the county.
Peace Officer Memorial week will be observed this week, May 12-18, 2024. This is a time we set aside to remember and honor all law enforcement personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their communities. During this period of observance, deputies will be wearing black mourning bands over their badges, and flags at Sheriff’s Office facilities will be flown at half-staff.

Kern County Sheriff’s Office will pause to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the people of Kern County.
Bakersfield— Thursday, May 16, 2024 — 10:00 a.m. — Kern County Sheriff’s Office Memorial Monument, 1350 Norris Road, Bakersfield, CA, 93308
The memorial will feature remarks from Sheriff Donny Youngblood and a roll call of all fallen KCSO deputies and personnel. Our Honor Guard will present the colors and the flags along with a 21-gun salute. We invite the public to join us in honoring these heroes.
Gang Suppression Seizure and Arrest 

On May 4th, 2024, at approximately 8:00 p.m., deputies from the Kern County Sheriff's Office, Gang Suppression Section served a search warrant at the 1700 block of Chester Avenue, in Bakersfield. Deputies were conducting an investigating regarding the illegal possession of a firearm. During the investigation, deputies located a Glock-style firearm, with no serial numbers. The pistol was altered and converted into a fully automatic firearm. 21-year-old Christopher Gonzales was arrested on several felony charges and booked into the Kern County Jail.
On May 8th, 2024, deputies from the Kern County Sheriff's Office, Gang Suppression Section completed an investigation and probation search at the 5200 block of Cedarbrook Lane, in Bakersfield. During the investigation, deputies located approximately a quarter pound of methamphetamine, indicia of drug sales, ammunition, and an extended pistol magazine. David Murphy, 48, and Ricky Blay, 53, were arrested on several felony charges and booked into the Kern County Jail.
5.11 Tactical will be hosting an event and KCSO Recruitment Team will be there. 

Come see us and chat with a recruiter this Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 10AM to 3PM at 2150 Wible Road.

#careers #recruitment #careergoals #loveyourjob
Apply at KCSOjobs.org