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