Deputy Sheriff

Eureka, SD
McPherson County Sheriff

Salary: $48,432.00.

Position Summary:

The McPherson County Sheriff’s Office provides county wide law enforcement. In addition to law enforcement responsibilities, deputies will serve as deputy coroners, and deputy emergency managers. Deputies will enforce traffic laws, investigate all crimes, address civil and criminal complaints, carry out civil process duties, transport inmates, enforce city ordinances and assist other emergency services. This deputy will join a team consisting of the Sheriff and two other deputies.


  • The applicant must be of good moral character, self-motivated, have good people skills and interested in becoming a part of our community.
  • Certified applicants are preferred but is not a requirement, however the applicant must be able to become certified in the required time permitted by law.
  • Successful non certified applicants will be required to attend the 13-week Basic Law Enforcement Academy.
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age or older.
  • A United States Citizen, and a graduate of an accredited high school or have a high school equivalency certificate.
  • The applicate must have a valid South Dakota driver license or be able to obtain one, and must have a good driving record.
  • The applicant must complete and pass a criminal history background check, a financial background check and have no criminal history that would prevent the applicant from becoming a certified officer.
  • The applicant must also pass a pre-employment physical and drug test.