Each position within the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is unique and may require additional testing prior to an applicant being considered for employment. Please review the following list for information on testing that may be required for the position(s) you are interested in.
- Corrections & Law Enforcement (Deputy) Written Exams - Provided by Empco, Inc.
- LCOPAT (Local Corrections Officer Physical Ability Test)
- Washtenaw County Clerical and Typing Tests
- Washtenaw County Data Entry Test
Empco, Inc. has partnered with the Michigan Sheriff's Association to provide these written entrance examinations. The tests include both cognitive and attitude/personality testing components. The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office requires a passing score of at least 75% to remain eligible for positions requiring the written exam. Applicants are not required to wait until a position is posted to participate in an exam. When registering for the Corrections and/or Law Enforcement (Deputy) exams, applicants are given the option to choose multiple counties throughout the state of Michigan; those County Sheriff's Offices can view your scores and use this process for recruitment purposes. For additional information and to register for a test, please visit https://www.empco.net/msa.
The Washtenaw County Service Center is also a proud testing site for these written examinations (see below schedule). The testing will be held at the Learning Resource Center (LRC) located at 4135 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Please arrive thirty (30) minutes prior to the scheduled test time and make sure to bring your valid photo ID; please secure purses, cell phones, etc. in your vehicle prior to entering the testing facility. The test will begin promptly at the listed time; you will not be permitted in the testing room if you arrive late, you will have to re-register for another test, and your money may not be refunded. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Human Resources Division at (734)973-4650.
Upcoming Test Dates
Effective March 1, 2014, the Michigan Sheriff's Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) has implemented their new required physical testing for local corrections officers. Inforrmation regarding this test can be found at the MSCTC Website. Various testing dates and locations are available and scores are valid for one (1) year from the date of the test.
The Clerical, Typing, and Data Entry Tests are administered each Wednesday morning (see schedule below). Clerical/Typing testing is administered at 9:00 am and the Data Entry test is administered at 10:00 am. No appointment is necessary, but you must be signed in by the test start time. The typing and data entry tests may be retaken once every 30 days; the clerical test once in 60 days.
The test location is at the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 (at the Washtenaw County Service Center, corner of Washtenaw Ave. and Hogback Rd). Due to renovations, please review the below schedule for dates when an alternative testing location (noted below) will be utilized.
2016 Testing Schedule
|January 6||January 13||January 20||January 27|
|February 3||February 10||February 17||February 24|
|March 2||March 9||March 16||March 23||March 30|
|April 6||April 13||April 20||April 27|
|May 4||May 11||May 18||May 25|
|June 1||June 8||June 15||June 22||June 29|
|July 6||July 13||July 20||July 27|
|August 3||August 10||August 17||August 24||August 31|
|September 7||September 14||September 21||September 28|
|October 5||October 12||October 19||October 26|
|November 2||November 9||November 16||November 23||November 30|
|December 7||December 14||December 21||December 28|