Certified Patrol Officer

Duchesne, UT
Duchesne County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $21.48 per hour.

Position Summary:

Under supervision of the Patrol Sergeant/Corporal or other appropriate authority, performs a variety of law enforcement duties intended to secure a safe environment for county citizens and to protect legal rights as established by federal, state, and local laws. Primary duties include the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. The officer responds to the scene of crimes and motor vehicle accidents and makes arrests, prepares reports and issues citations as required by Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures. Other duties are to render first aid when necessary, directs traffic, question witnesses and suspects, makes court appearances as required. Officers maintain order in crowds and assist other law enforcement agencies when requested.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforces laws and ordinances and procedures common to law enforcement.
  • Conducts patrols designed to detect and deter crime, arrests violators as appropriate, notes suspicious
    activity in the area, and takes action as necessary.
  • Patrols roadways to observe violations of traffic laws and ordinances; assists stranded motorists; checks for
    suspicious vehicles; determine violations and makes arrests; performs in and leads search and rescue
  • Handles or assists on caseloads for a variety of crimes including felonies and misdemeanors; investigates
    theft, burglaries, sexual assaults, child abuse, domestic violence, homicides, auto, aircraft, and industrial
  • Prepares initial investigation reports on the scene of a crime; gathers evidence and interviews victims and


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age; and
  • Must be able to successful pass an extensive criminal background investigation.
  • Bilingual Spanish desired, but not required.
  • Must have a current and valid Utah Driver License; and
  • Utah Law Enforcement Officer Certification.
  • Must complete 40 hours of training per year to maintain certification.
  • Utah Law Enforcement Officer Certification.
  • Must have a current and valid Utah Driver License
  • Must complete 40 hours of training per year to maintain certification.