Deputy Sheriff

Kearney, NE
Buffalo County Sheriff's Office

1. Under general supervision, a Deputy Sheriff is responsible for general law enforcement work involving all applicable statutes and laws in and for the State of Nebraska and the county including crime prevention, investigation and detention, protection of life and property, traffic control, and maintaining law and order
within Buffalo County.

1. Effect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints, subdue resisting suspects using maneuvers and weapons, and resort to the use of hand and feet, and other approved weapons in self-defense.
2. Prepare investigative and other reports including, sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations.
3. Exercise independent judgment in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest, and when force may be used and to what degree.
4. Operate a law enforcement vehicle during both the day and night, in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic, and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice, and snow.
5. Communicate effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
6. Gather information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informers.

1. Age of 21 years or older.
2. High school graduate or GED.
3. Valid Nebraska driver’s license.
4. No felony or serious misdemeanor convictions.
5. No convictions for driving while intoxicated or related offenses in the past 24 months.
6. Must be of good moral character.
7. Must be able to read, write, and understand the English language at the eleventh grade level.