Deputy Sheriff

Center City, MN
Chisago County

Salary: $32.56 – $42.88.

Closing Date: December 31, 2023.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts routine patrol of roadways, waterways, parks, trails and cities or areas under contractual agreements for the purposes of protecting people and property by preventing crimes and enforcing statutes and ordinances, involving misdemeanors, felonies, and other law violations, and to otherwise serve and protect the citizens of the county and state.
  • Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance.
  • Conducts initial investigations to include such activities as: collecting evidence, dusting for prints, interviewing suspects, informants, or witnesses, taking photographs of crime scenes, tracking the location of suspects, and other investigative activities. Conducts follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift. Seeks out and questions victims, witnesses, and suspects. Develops leads and tips. Searches the scene of the crime for clues. Analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests offenders. Prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings.
  • Compiles evidence and prepares written reports on criminal investigations. Collaborates with other law enforcement agencies to resolve criminal complaints.
  • Reviews evidence and reports with the County Attorney staff to determine the need to collect additional evidence or to process a complaint/warrant.
  • Responds to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbance, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc. Takes appropriate law enforcement action. Resolves and mediates disputes in citizen’s homes, places of business or other public gathering places.
  • Interrogates suspects, witnesses, and drivers. Preserves evidence. Arrests violators. Investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents. Summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles. Takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene.
  • Investigates deaths and accidents involving trucks, automobiles, motorcycles, airplanes, boats, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and other motorized vehicles.
  • Prepares technical documentation and/or reports used for formal complaints, prosecution, etc. Evaluates cases based on physical evidence, witness testimony, and suspect statements drawing expert conclusions for prosecution and presentation before the court. Prepares accurate and complete logs, records, and reports relating the law enforcement activities. Informs supervisor of unusual events and provides updates on the status of on-going investigations or events.
  • Undertakes community-oriented police work and assists citizens with such matters as locked or stalled vehicles, crime prevention. Attends community meetings and answers questions relating to various law enforcement activities and/or programs. Answers citizens’ requests for information including directions, regulations, ordinances and where to obtain additional information. Required to do public speaking on law enforcement topics.
  • Conducts patrol activities including directing traffic, investigation of reported or observed violations of law, and conducting patrol activities. Responsible for crowd control at community events.
  • Coordinates activities with other officers or other county and city departments as needed, exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies, and obtains advice from the County Attorney and/or Court Administrator regarding cases, policies, and procedures, as needed and assigned.
  • Attends and completes all required and on-going training. Keeps up to date on office policies and procedures as well as local ordinances and State and/or Federal law changes and applications. Attends all departmental patrol meetings. Maintains proficiency with all issued weapons, use of force, and first aid.
  • Administers first aid/CPR until medical personnel arrive. Uses the AED when needed.
  • Serves warrants of arrest, subpoenas, civil process papers, and other documents. Prepares notices of third-party levies and sales and executes these functions.
  • Provides a visible presence in the court area and serves as the primary law enforcement officer in the Government Center.
  • Reviews the court schedule and coordinates staff activities to include assigning the work to Bailiffs and volunteers. Coordinates special details with the Court Administrator or designee. Coordinates additional security for high-risk trials or high-risk inmates. Conducts inspections of the courts and reviews security procedures at the Government Center.
  • Conducts commercial vehicle and weight restriction enforcement.
  • Enforces zoning violations.
  • Conducts sale of real and personal property in accordance with foreclosure and lien laws.
  • Conducts random alcohol, firearm, and tobacco checks on local businesses.
  • Detects and dismantles clandestine labs which requires specialized high-level training in disposal of liquids and highly flammable materials.
  • Deputies are required to attend extensive training for SWAT operations and deployment.
  • Works closely with Human Services Child Protection Social Workers in assisting on child neglect and child abuse cases, including removing children from their homes in accordance with M.S. statute.
  • Responsible for placing 72-hour mental health holds on individuals who are found to be a danger to themselves or to others.
  • Attends extensive training in crisis negotiation and K-9 training.
  • Responsible predatory offender registrations and keeping track of all sex offenders in the county which includes in-person checks and updating photos.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be Minnesota POST licensed or eligible to be licensed.
  • Moderate experience as a full time sworn peace officer.
  • Valid driver’s license in the State of Minnesota.
  • A current MN Post Peace Officers License or MN POST letter of eligibility.
  • Must pass the required testing that is tentatively scheduled for at the Chisago County Public Safety Center.
  • Applicants will be contacted with testing times.
  • Associate or Technical degree and moderate experience, or a combination of equivalent education and experience.