Positive work environmentEmployees and supervisors are empowered with the ability to make positive changes within the agency. The following are quotes from a few of our officers:
I work for the sheriff's department because of the family environment.
Working at the Sheriff's Office in the Jail is my way of giving back to the community in which I live. It's so easy to take from the community but it's not every day you have the opportunity to give back. The schedule is a bonus! I love the 12 hour shifts and working only half of the year. When planning vacations, it's possible to use 20 hours of vacation time and have the whole week off. Most of all, employees are treated with respect and dignity and family always come first.
AccreditationIn order for an agency to be accredited they must prove on a regular basis that they adhere to nationally established best practices in the industry. Proofs of adherence to these practices are gathered by the agency throughout the year and presented to the outside accreditation agency.
Work HoursJail Corrections Officers, Jail Deputies, and Merit Patrol officers all work 12 hour shifts on a two week rotation. Because of this schedule, these officers all get a 3 day weekend every other weekend. Many officers find this schedule very attractive due to the number of days off. The work schedule is:
Days offFull time employees are given 200 hours (over 16 work days) off per year in the form of vacation, holiday, and personal time. In addition to that employees get 48 hours (4 work days) of sick leave per year. This time is broken down as follows.
VacationVacation days are earned during the first six months of employment but cannot be used until after six months of employment when the time becomes vested.
Personal DaysFull time employees earn 8 hours of personal time for every three months worked. Therefore, employees have 32 personal hours per year.
HolidaysThe Wayne County Commissioners annually establish and distribute a schedule of recognized holidays. Holiday hours are given for the employee to take as compensatory time. There are typically 88 holiday hours per year.
VehiclesMerit patrol officers are issued a take home vehicle after successful completion of the Field Training Program. Officers have off duty usage of their patrol vehicle within Wayne County, as outlined in the general orders of the Sheriff's Office. Maintenance and upkeep as well as all fuel for the vehicle is provided by the Sheriff's Office.
Uniforms and Equipment
Established Retirement Plan