Patrol Deputy - Take Home Vehicle!
Kiowa, CO Sheriff's Office


This is a fully commissioned Civil Service and Guild position. Deputy Sheriff’s perform all aspects of law enforcement services throughout Douglas County and in neighboring jurisdictions pursuant to requests for mutual aid. Applicants must be P.O.S.T. certified.


Criminal Investigations 

  • Respond to various types of incidents and determine what occurred. 
  • Secure crime scenes to preserve evidence.
  • Identify and interview potential suspects and witnesses. 
  • Evaluate the crime scene to determine the amount of investigation and assistance required. 
  • Determine if probable cause exists to affect an arrest. 
  • Arrest criminal suspects and transport them to jail facilities.  
  • Prepare sketches of crime scenes, take photographs and record accurate notes.   
  • Locate, collect, secure, package and label evidence maintaining proper chain of custody. 
  • Prepare written reports to reflect an accurate representation of the investigation. 
  • Prepare search warrants, present them to a judge for signature, then properly serve and process the warrant and return of service.
  • Review cases and perform follow up investigations if necessary. 
  • Coordinate with the Prosecuting Attorney and make recommendations for potential charges. 
  • Testify in court to the facts of the case.

Traffic Collision Investigations

  • Provide first aid to injured people in motor vehicle collisions. 
  • Evaluate and secure the collision scene. 
  • Assist in safeguarding the public from possible hazards resulting from a motor vehicle collision. 
  • Collect evidence at the scene of a motor vehicle collision. 
  • Sketch and photograph the collision scene.
  • Obtain measurements of the collision scene.
  • Determine traffic violations that contributed to the collision and issue NOI’s or citations as appropriate. 
  • Render the scene safe and restore normal traffic flow. 
  • Complete detailed traffic collision reports on state approved forms. 
  • Perform traffic control.

Assistance to the Public

  • Check on welfare of individuals in distress.
  • Dispatch injured wild animals when necessary.
  • Notify citizens of any potential hazards throughout the community.
  • Assist the public in contacting other agencies which could be of help to them.
  • Deliver emergency notifications to citizens concerning death, injury or illness of significant others.
  • Conduct house checks for persons out of the area.
  • Educate the public concerning crime prevention methods.
  • Perform aggressive patrol procedures within assigned areas of the county.
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of the county

Transporting Prisoners

  • Transport prisoners from other jurisdictions.
  • Transport prisoners to support agencies such as a hospital or alcohol treatment center.
  • Transport prisoners to and from court hearings and trials and maintain security during those
  • proceedings.  
  • Maintain courtroom security during preliminary hearings and trials.
  • Perform all transports in a manner which provides security and safety for the public, prisoner and
  • deputy.
  • Transport prisoners from other states by means of commercial transportation.

Enforce Traffic Laws and Ordinances

  • Perform traffic stops and Initiate contact with motor vehicle operators.
  • Operate various types of speed measuring devices.
  • Issue infraction notices and citations for violation of Washington State traffic laws and county
  • ordinances.
  • Arrest persons suspected of driving while intoxicated or another criminal
  • Assist stranded motorists.
  • Inspect motor vehicles to insure safe operation of vehicles upon the public roadways.
  • Assist in the closure of roadways during inclement weather or hazardous situations.
  • Evaluate traffic patterns to identify potential traffic problems

Assistance to Other Agencies

  • Assist other law enforcement agencies with criminal investigations.
  • Assist DSHS and CPS with investigations such as child abuse, neglect, etc.
  • Assist other law enforcement agencies in locating suspects, witnesses, etc.
  • Refer incidents which do not fall under our jurisdiction to appropriate agencies.
  • Assist the Liquor Control Board in enforcement of liquor laws and reporting the violations to that
  • agency.
  • Assist the state fish and wildlife department by enforcing game laws and reporting violations.
  • Assist other agencies such as Mental Health and the alcohol center in the transportation of clients.
  • Serve arrest warrants and assist in the service of search warrants for other law enforcement agencies.
  • Assist other law enforcement agencies with crowd control and traffic control.
  • Assist other law enforcement agencies with death and injury notifications.

Civil Process

  • Maintain a working knowledge of Sheriff’s civil process.
  • Serve civil papers to the appropriate persons and places in a timely manner.
  • Research various records to determine locations of persons to be served civil papers.
  • Evaluate and prioritize civil papers which require a priority service.
  • Advise respondents of possible ramifications or penalties if certain orders are violated.
  • Notify petitioning parties when significant services have been completed.
  • Record mileage, service attempts, and persons served and submit to the Chief Civil Deputy.

Training New Personnel

  • Receive training and certification as a Field Training Officer.  
  • Assist in training newly hired deputy sheriffs and reserve deputies.
  • Evaluate and guide the trainee on a day-to-day basis on work performance.
  • Direct trainee to perform tasks which are relevant to his improvement in training.
  • Prepare evaluation reports concerning progress of the trainee and make recommendations to trainee's supervisor.
  • Coordinate with immediate supervisor as to the progress of the trainee and remedies to potential
  • deficiencies.
  • Inspect the work of junior officers and make supervisory decisions in the absence of supervisors.



  • Proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and math. 
  • Terminology and basic procedures necessary in the performance of duties. 
  • Laws, ordinances, policies, and procedures pertaining to Sheriff’s Office operations. 
  • Law enforcement patrol and investigative techniques.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy. 
  • Performing basic mathematical calculations. 
  • Using office equipment such as phones, copiers, calculators, and fax machines. 
  • Using computers and related software applications. 
  • Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels, with the public, community leaders, and members of other organizations. 
  • Effectively communicating at a professional level both verbally and in written format.
  • Safe and proper operation of Sheriff’s Office vehicles including emergency vehicle operations. 
  • Proper use and care of duty handguns, rifles, and shotguns and qualification with those weapons in accordance with department policies.
  • Proper use and care of other types of equipment necessary for the performance of law enforcement duties.
  • The ability to prepare comprehensive detailed written reports. 
  • Ability to maintain a professional level of service and composure during emergency situations


United States Citizen. • Minimum age of 21. • High School diploma or GED.

Combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

  • Successful completion of psychological and polygraph examinations as determined by the Sheriff.
  • Clear drug screen evaluation and no recent (at least 5 years) incidents of illegal use of drugs, narcotics, or controlled substances as determined by the Sheriff.
  • Peace Officer Certification through the Colorado State Criminal Justice Training Commission


  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License 
  • Acceptable Motor Vehicle Record 
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, or run, sit for extended periods of time, use hands to operate vehicles and equipment, reach with hands and/or arms, climb, crouch or stoop, and taste or smell. Standing for extended periods of time. Riding in and operating motor vehicles for extended periods of time. Smelling and detecting various odors. Occasional exertion of various levels of force for lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, and moving objects or persons. Mobility to move between various offices, workstations, multi-level buildings and varying outdoor terrain.

Physically restraining combative suspects and taking them into custody. Defending yourself or others from assault by means of physical force including the use of various kinds of weapons if necessary. Performing law enforcement duties outdoors including all kinds of inclement weather. Participation in firearms training and qualifications in accordance with department requirements.

The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position.

Driving: Occasionally

Balancing: Frequently

Bending/Stooping: Frequently

Twisting: Frequently

Squatting/Crouching: Occasionally

Kneeling: Occasionally

Crawling: Occasionally

Climbing Stairs: Occasionally

Climbing Ladders: Occasionally

Reaching: Frequently

Standing/Walking: Frequently

Lifting: Occasionally

Lifting: 1 lb. Minimum/ 50 lbs. Maximum

Carrying: 1 lb. Minimum/ 50 lbs. Maximum

Push/Pull: 1 lb. Minimum/ 150 lbs. Maximum

Salary Description
$33.65 to $45.67 per hour DOQ