John A. Turner, Sheriff


Contact Information:

Emergency 9 1 1
Office (509) 524-5400
Fax (509) 524-5480
Dispatch (509) 527-3265
Toll Free (866) 527-3268
Burbank Area (509) 545-8441


Office Hours 8:00AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office
240 West Alder Street, First Floor
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Job Description
Support Services Clerk
Civil Services Commission
*Support Services Clerk:  Please check the positing for application submittal procedures.
Corrections Officer
Public Safety Testing
Deputy Sheriff Public Safety Testing      


Deputy Sheriff and Corrections Officer Positions

Entry Level Applicants

The Walla Walla County Civil Service Commission manages a portion of the hiring process for commissioned deputies and corrections officers. The Walla Walla County Civil Service Commission uses Public Safety Testing to facilitate the testing process.Do NOT submit an Application for Employment to the Sheriff's Office.

Individuals interested in being considered for an entry level position and a career in law enforcement with the Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office should first complete the processes that Public Safety Testing has available. To do so please click on the icon below. Part of that process allows for scores to be forwarded to the individual's agencies of choice. The Civil Service Commission accepts those scores and keeps them on a rank list with other scores they have received.  Applicants can get their scores from Public Safety Testing. They are not given to the Sheriff's Office. This is the conclusion of the first phase of the process.

The Sheriff may call for a list of candidates from the Civil Service Commission at any time. Entry level applicants are encouraged to complete the Public Safety Testing process at any time so that their name (depending on their score) may be added to the list given to the Sheriff's Office to be considered for an oral interview.  Applicants wishing to be considered for both commissioned deputy and corrections officer positions should complete the testing requirements for a commissioned deputy as it can be applied to requests to be on corrections officer lists as well. 

Depending on an applicant's cumulative score from Public Safety Testing they may be requested to participate in an oral interview with members of Sheriff's Office and the Civil Service Commission.  The score from the oral interview is combined with the score from the public safety testing and then ranked on a perpetual list of applicants qualified for hire. The current lists are available below.

Deputy SheriffList expires 02/26/2015

Deputy Sheriff List effective 02/27/2015

Crime Analyst Technician List

Corrections Officer List expires January 27, 2015

Corrections Officer List effective January 28, 2015

Corrections Sergeant List

If your name is on either of the above lists and you no longer wish to be considered for employment please email sheriff@co.walla-walla.wa.us and the Sheriff's Office will forward that information to the Walla Walla County Civil Service Commission so that your name can be removed.

Lateral Level Applicants for Deputy Sheriff and Corrections Officer

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

You must have graduated from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy for law enforcement or corrections respective to the position in which you are applying. If you have not, you must be able to challenge the process for an equivalency certification consistent with the requirements stated in WAC 139.05.210.

Return the completed assessment along with your resume to: Walla Walla County Civil Service Commission PO Box 1506, Walla Walla, WA 99362. A $15 processing fee via check or money order must accompany the assessment, payable to Civil Service Commission.

Walla Walla County Civil Service Commission

Angela Locati, Chief Examiner

PO Box 1506

Walla Walla, WA  99362

Please direct questions to Angela Locati, Chief Examiner, at (509) 251-1595 or alocati@co.walla-walla.wa.us

Lateral Level Assessment Form - please click here


                                                                                        Other Civil Service Positions

Other Civil Service positions may include Records Clerk, Civil Clerk, Support Services Clerk, Crime Analyst Technician, and/or other clerical and civilian positions.  The lists below show the individuals that met the testing criteria and oral interview requirements for the positions indicated.  These lists are compiled by the Walla Walla County Civil Service Commission for use by the Sheriff's Office when an open position exists.

Support Services Clerk

Corrections Clerk

Crime Analyst Technician


For more information please contact:

Angela Locati, Chief Examiner

Walla Walla County Civil Service Commission

PO Box 1506

Walla Walla, WA 99362

If you have questions please contact Angela Locati at (509) 251-1595 or alocati@co.walla-walla.wa.us