Deputy Sheriff

Emporia, KS
Lyon County Sheriff

Salary: $23.18 per hour.

Position Summary:

This is a non-exempt position. Deputies will assist in all aspects of the operations of the Lyon County Sheriffs Office; including all duties of jail operations, service of the process of the courts, criminal and traffic law enforcement and any other tasks assigned by their supervisor to promote the public safety.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform the statutorily prescribed law enforcement duties of the Sheriffs Office: Enforcement of State Law and County resolutions, arresting or issue citations to individuals violating such laws or resolutions. Investigating complaints and reports of Motor Vehicle Accidents and other incidents; identifying and collecting evidence found at crime scenes and documenting the same. Appear in Court to provide testimony as needed.
  • Legibly prepare departmental reports and other documentation, completely, accurately, and in a timely manner.
  • Respond to and handle citizens concerns and complaints and other public relations duties in a compassionate, professional manner.
  • Pass on to other officers the skills and information you have that will assist them in the professional performance of their duties; either informally or at shift change briefings or in formal training sessions.
  • Recognize and report any violations of County or Sheriffs Office policies and procedures observed, and investigate and document same, as assigned by supervisor.
  • Take advantage of every opportunity to enhance professional knowledge and skills by attending training, studying on your own and learning from others with specialized skill and expertise as the opportunities arise.
  • Show up for work on a regular and predictable basis as scheduled.
  • Must attend 40 hours of approved training every year from among the training opportunities identified and approved by the Sheriff.


  1. Applicant must be a United States citizen.
  2. Applicant must not have been convicted of a crime that would constitute a felony under the laws of this state, a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a misdemeanor offense that the commission determines reflects on the honesty, trustworthiness, integrity or competence of the applicant as defined by rules and regulations of the commission;
  3. Applicant must be of good moral character sufficient to warrant the public trust in the applicant as a Deputy Sheriff.
  4. The applicant must engender sufficient faith and confidence in the Sheriff to merit appointment as a Deputy Sheriff.
  5. The applicant must have reached their 21st birthday and have a valid drivers license.
  6. The applicant must have a high school diploma, GED, or obtained the equivalent of a high school education.
  7. The applicant must be able to read, write and speak English fluently; the ability to speak a second language is desirable.
  8. The applicant must be able to successfully complete the County employment application and pass the County Physical examination including a drug screen and a psychological evaluation.The applicant must be able to pass a background investigation, polygraph examination, and be able to obtain state certification as a Full-Time Law Enforcement Officer.