Professional Staff / Civilian Positions
There are many other civilian positions available within the Sheriff's Office. Simply meet the minimum requirements, complete the background investigation process, and start your career with the Sheriff's Office.
The mission of the Medical Examiner – Coroner’s Office is to serve the community by conducting objective medicolegal death investigations in a compassionate manner into all deaths which fall under the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Contact the Coroners Office if you need information relating to unattended, unusual, violent, or accidental deaths. Autopsy Reports are available relating to unattended, unusual, violent, or accidental deaths. Private Autopsies can be performed, when requested by the legal next-of-kin. The Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Coroner’s Office, offer community education classes and presentations, Decedent Identification, notification of next-of-kin, as well as grief counseling.
Help give back to your community, and become a volunteer for the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. You will go through a background process before you start your exciting service. As a volunteer, you can work at many of the Sheriff’s Office locations such as the Academy, Hall of Justice, Main Jail, Sheriff’s Headquarters, Sheriff’s West Valley Division, and many other Sheriff’s Community Events.
Contact the Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit at 408-808-4570 to receive an application.
At least 18 years of age
No Felony convictions
Desire to be involved with your community
Must be of Good Moral Character
Complete 24 volunteer hours per year
Accurately complete a Volunteer Application
We will conduct a Background Inquiry
Fingerprinted through LiveScan
This process can take approximately 3 months