• Deputy Sheriff - Patrol

    Job ID
    Position Type
    Full Time - Regular
    Hiring Pay/Range
    $27.15 - $35.73
    Closing Date
    Reporting Location : Location
    US-CO-Fort Collins
  • Overview



    One Agency. One Mission: Public Safety. 

    The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking skilled problem-solvers and role models to join our team as Patrol Deputies (Certified).  The ideal candidate is a natural communicator who can effectively diffuse and de-escalate tense, face-to-face interactions, make sound decisions quickly, detail oriented, and takes pride in being resourceful and innovative. 


    A Certified Deputy with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office performs a full range of law enforcement duties, including protection of citizens and crime prevention work.    


    Specifically, a Patrol Deputy:

    • Answers calls for service; complete appropriate and required paperwork; testify in court; resolve conflict; complete required training; communicate clearly with citizens and other law enforcement professionals; dispense information to those who need it.
    • Responsible for the protection of life and property; prevention of crimes; apprehension of criminals.
    • Enforces Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations.
    • Effects arrests under various circumstances
    • Determines when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest, and when appropriate force may be used and to what degree.
    • Enforces laws and ordinances while protecting the rights of citizens.
    • Gathers information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informers.

    Click here to view the complete job description and full salary range for a Patrol Deputy.

    Sheriff Justin Smith encourages forward thinking, servant leadership, and a sense of family among all sheriff's office members.  Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Sheriff's Office is an agency of over 400 family oriented employees, dealing with a range of responsibilities to include support services, patrol, jail, fire, search and rescue, and investigation duties.  If you are seeking a career, have a desire to serve your community, and want to work alongside others with the same mindset, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office is a great place to call home.   


    Larimer County is located in the heart of North Central Colorado, extending west to the Continental Divide, north to the Wyoming border, and is home to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Over 300 days of sunshine each year provide Larimer County residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a wide spectrum of recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and camping.


    An hour north of Denver, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and offers a diverse culture of education, breweries, historic charm, a thriving economy, and is a bike friendly community. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found in the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city. 


     The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:

    • #10 in "Healthiest Places to Live" - Niche.com 2017
    • #17 in Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers, 2018
    • #14 in Top 100 Best Places to Live” - Livability.com, 2018
    • Bicycle friendly -- Earned Platinum Award from League of American Bicyclists, 2017

    Watch this video to learn more about the Sheriff's Office.





    • Must be 21 years of age
    • Must be currently Colorado POST certified or Certifiable by date of hire
    • High school diploma or GED required.
    • Current first aid and community CPR certificates by date of hire
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License.
    • No criminal convictions as defined by Colorado POST

    Other Information to Note:  


    We strive to be skilled, hard-working, resourceful, and prepared.  We are looking for talented, career-oriented men and women to join our team.  This position to Colorado POST certified or certifiable candidates.  


    If you possess integrity, tolerance, patience and want to put your people skills toward serving your community, this position is perfect for you! We hope you’ll consider being part of our team!

    • Shift work required.
    • Shifts require working days, nights, weekends and holidays.
    • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

    Successful applicants will be required to meet all of the following qualifications prior to hire:

      • Must be 21 years of age by date of hire
      • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
      • Cannot have a felony conviction
      • No convictions involving domestic violence
      • No use of illegal drugs within the past five years
      • No use of marijuana in any form within the past two years
      • Pass integrity questionnaire
      • Pass a written examination
      • Pass the following physical fitness agility test based on the Essential Job Functions, with or without reasonable accommodation:
        • 1.5 mile run in 16 minutes or less
        • Physical Agility Course similar to the LawFit course. Applicants will receive an outline describing the course.

    Following the Physical Fitness Test, you must also:

    • Pass oral board interview
    • Pass an in-depth background investigation including criminal history and financial status
    • Pass polygraph examination
    • Pass a Captain's interview and receive conditional offer
    • Pass psychological evaluation
    • Pass medical examination
    • Pass drug testing
    • Possess or obtain First Aid and CPR (All Ages) certificates by date of hire 
    • Possess or obtain these NIMS certifications by date of hire: IS-100.b, IS-200.b, and IS-700.a (found at http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.aspx)

    All application components must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.

    Employee Benefits

    Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.


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