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I am looking to relocate to Arizona, which would be the best agency to apply to? I am looking into Maricopa County Sheriff as Detention Officer or Arizona Department of Corrections. Maybe some Police Agency like Mesa PD. Any advice? I currently live in Florida, but I want to go west coast.

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You looking for some ocean front property in Arizona?

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What do you mean by best? Money, Work envioronment? I wouldn't recommend Maricopa County, most of Sheriff Joe's staff are not happy campers. I can tell you all about Doc that you want to know. Do you know where you are locating to?

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co7753 is right. My best friend is a DO in Maricopa county and he is looking for something else. I know you said Arizona but just let me put this in the mix. In California, the Correctional Officers union is one of the most influential in the state. They have tons of overtime and their officers are all making a great deal of money. Not every place in the state is that expensive to live, just the larger urban centers and there are facilities all up and down the state. Just something to think about. I have been tryingt to get my buddy to come and apply with them but he just can't seem to cut the umbilicle cord with Arizona. We both grew up there

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Phoenix is an extremely large city, but there are maybe 12 more cities around Phoenix that all merge in together into one HUGE metropolitan area. So if a “small agency” hires you you will still be living in that huge metropolitan area. If you like big cites, great, but if you are looking for a “small town atmosphere” you won’t find it anywhere near Phoenix.

On the other hand the east end of the state is really nice, lots of mountains. But I expect that the pay scale is much lower over there.

At least give Californian a chance. The website for San Diego County Sheriff’s Recruiting (Corrections Deputies) is: http://www.joinsdsheriff.net/careers_deputydetcts.html. It shows a typical work schedule and you can click on the current pay chart.

Good luck.

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whatever you do DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT apply for any openings with any private prisons in arizona that are run by MTC. Management and training corporation.