Patrol Deputy

Patrol Deputy

Description :

Basic Qualifications: Colorado POST certified preferred, clean record and background, smart, motivated, strong moral integrity, must be minimum of 21 YOA. Starting salary $40,081.16 with an increase after completion of probation, basic insurance for the employee is paid by the county. Applications and the job description can be found at or by contacting the Sheriff's Office at 719-336-8050. For questions and details contact Undersheriff Sam Fief at 719-336-8045, or email This process will remain open until the position is filled.


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Patrol Deputy General Statement of Duties 

This position is considered a Non-Supervisory Position that is responsible for the day-to-day operations performed by Colorado P.O.S.T. certified deputies. This position will also be responsible for the execution of other non-specific tasks as assigned by the Sheriff, Undersheriff, or Sergeants. Deputies are held responsible for gathering accurate information concerning criminal and civil activities and document them accurately in a reporting system. The Deputy is required to resolve any issue where established policies may not be clearly defined. This position requires the ability to work with people to solve problems in a clear and concise manner. Deputies must also make the proper referrals to others, such as supervisors, outside agencies and courts. This position calls for supervision, both direct and indirect, by the Sergeants. This position also requires self directed supervision as direct supervision may not be readily available at all times. This is a small law enforcement agency and at times everyone will be required to respond to service demands that may not be specific to their job description or may be required to work overtime. Everyone is expected to serve the public to the best of their abilities and capabilities. Deputy duties include patrol, enforce local and state laws, respond to calls for service, complete business checks and other self–initiated investigations, serve criminal and civil process. Must complete reports accurately and timely, interview involved parties, complete follow up investigations, the deputy may have to provide court security, inmate transports, inmate supervision, and tasks concerning jail processes at times. Proper evidence preservation, handling and collection are required. Other tasks assigned by the Sergeants, Undersheriff, and the Sheriff.


NOTE:  Because this position has mixed and varied job requirements, the listed requirements cannot include all the variety of knowledge, skills, and abilities that may be required for this particular position. This is a non-supervisory and working position. It requires knowledge of the principles, practices, policies, and philosophies, of the Sheriff and the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office. The ability and skill in planning, organizing and directing the work of one’s self is paramount. This position must be able to gather information, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts, then devise a solution to administrative policies and procedures. This position must be able to and have the skills necessary to install and evaluate policy and procedure. The ability to read, interpret, and apply federal and state laws, and Sheriff’s Office policy and procedure is required to maintain and develop a good working relationship with co-workers and outside agencies. A deputy must have a thorough understanding of the criminal and civil processes, case law, victim’s rights, and the role of law enforcement to ensure a good work ethic. 

This position performs professional duties where the day-to-day operational complexity is characterized by problems of unusual circumstances requiring variations in approach or methodology. Problems to be solved are made difficult by incomplete data and incompatible results. Delegation of considerable decision making latitude in processing issues and situations is typical. Often patrol deputies are placed in situations where assistance and guidance are not readily available; the ability to make the right decisions and carry out appropriate solutions is paramount. Law enforcement will present physical as well as mental challenges, in dealing with the problems that arise in the performance of duties.


Supervision is received in the form of general direction and requires job specific abilities, skills and motivation, along with other qualities necessary for identifying problems based on thorough knowledge of assigned activities. Decisions made in this position are critical to the services provided by this agency. All decisions impact the general public, employees, and the administration of the Sheriff’s Office.


A wide variety of working relationships are needed to work with agency staff, the general public, federal, state, courts, and local officials, along with community based service agencies. The working relationships are subject to the variations in duties assigned


Deputies work in an informal office environment along with average patrol areas of responsibility. This requires the ability to change one’s situational awareness and elevate it when necessary. The working environment can change instantly and the ability to adapt is a necessity. Good physical health is needed to coincide with these working environments. Office duties may not require any more than normal effort, while patrol areas may need a great deal of effort to apprehend suspects, protect one’s self and others, and to help the community with areas of responsibility. This also requires substantial mental efforts as well as physical effort.


All candidates shall meet the minimum standards required by state law. Candidates will be evaluated based on merit, ability, competence and experience, in accordance with the high standards of integrity and ethics valued by the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office and the community.


Candidates must meet the following minimum standards established by the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board. Completion of basic training and passage of a POST administered examination, as applicable. Must be a citizen of the United States, a legal permanent resident or otherwise lawfully present in the United States pursuant to federal law. Must be a resident of the State of Colorado. Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license. Must submit and pass a physical, a psychological evaluation, and an extensive background check. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Must submit to a fingerprint-based criminal history record check. Must be free of any felony convictions or certain misdemeanor convictions provided in CRS § 24-31-305(1.5).



Physical Requirements:

Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including computer, typewriters, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, radios, etc.  Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Physical demand requirements are those for Light to Medium Work.

Data Conception:

Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or composite characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) or data, people or things.

 Interpersonal Communications:

Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information.  Includes giving instructions, assignments and/or directions to others.

 Language Ability:

Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, logs, forms, charts, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, logs, charts, etc., using proper format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction and style.  Requires the ability to speak before groups of people with poise, voice control, and confidence.


Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 Verbal Aptitude:

Requires the ability to record and deliver information; to explain procedures; and to follow oral and written instructions.  Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical or professional languages, including terminology related to NIMS, ICS, etc. 
Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas, add, subtract, multiply, divide, determine percentages and decimals

 Motor Coordination:

Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using automated office equipment and duty equipment.

Manual Dexterity:

Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

 Color Discrimination:

Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament:

Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.  Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.

Physical Communication:

Requires the ability to talk and hear (talking – expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing – perceiving nature sounds by ear).  Must be able to communicate via telephone, 800 megahertz radios and other equipment required for emergency response.


This is a Non-Exempt position.





Deadline for Applying : Open until filled