Deputy Sheriff

Cambridge, MN
Isanti County Sheriff

Salary: $29.46 – $38.05 per hour.

Position Summary:

Performs work protecting life and property, patrolling and responding to calls for services, preventing crime, apprehending criminals and enforcing laws and ordinances in the County on an assigned shift or on special assignments, performing investigations and traffic regulation, serving civil papers, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned.

Work is performed under the direction of the Sheriff.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides routine patrol service to the County to identify potential criminal/non-criminal activities, traffic, and health and safety concerns; apprehends and arrests persons involved in criminal activity with reasonable force, if necessary.
  • Investigates criminal activities such as burglaries, child abuse and neglect, vehicular homicide, felony stops, search warrants, homicides, gambling, thefts, forgeries, domestic violence, drug investigations, assaults, jail security, arson, animal welfare, suicides, game violations, and pollution violations.
  • Investigates non-criminal activities such as boat and water safety, building security, town security, residence security, civil process, courtroom testimonies, complaint signing, vehicle maintenance, county park security, wildlife control, and coroner assistance.
  • Manages traffic incidents such as accidents, property damage, personal injury, DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) arrests, petty misdemeanors, and traffic direction.
  • Interviews victims, witnesses, and suspects; enforces appropriate laws and/or ordinances.
  • Assists state patrol, Department of Natural Resources, and other counties as needed.
  • Performs special assignments, including entry team, detox transfers, mental illness transfers, prisoner transfers, transient transfers, emergency blood transfers, and eye transfers.
  • Reviews, receives, and prepares various reports, documents, and forms.
  • Communicates with the public as a representative of the Sheriff’s office.
  • Delivers community relations services; facilitates public discussions and presentations on drugs, abductions, gangs, crime prevention and related programs; promotes drug prevention education and conducts safety training and preparedness.
  • Speaks with complainants and the public in person and over the phone.
  • Exercises teamwork with other county employees and management in carrying out the shared mission of serving the public.
  • Follows workplace safety rules and notifies management of observed risks in a timely manner.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of data that is protected by law.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Associates/Technical degree, and minimal experience in law enforcement or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Possession of Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) License upon hire.
  • Valid driver’s license in the State of Minnesota.
  • Must meet and maintain all training and education requirements for position.