Deputy Sheriff

Lancaster, OH
Fairfield County Sheriff

$52,395.20 – $63,107.20 Annually

Under general supervision is responsible for patrolling an assigned district and responding to calls for service; may be assigned to the jail; performs other duties as required.


  1. Responds to a wide variety of citizen calls for service, including calls to public schools, which demand a wide variety of actions;
  2. Identifies and addresses motor vehicle traffic flow and safety problems; identifies hazards that place citizens at risk, such as damaged or missing stop signs, missing manhole covers, etc.;
  3. Identifies and addresses crime patterns on applicable cruiser district(s);
  4. Investigates, reports, and properly clears traffic accidents;
  5. Communicates with the public, peers, supervisors, and other units in oral and written form via radio, telephone, MDT, computer, and in person;
  6. Intervenes in domestic disputes; serves arrest warrants and/or makes arrests; searches persons; transports prisoners and other people;
  7. Identifies and collects evidence and preserves crime scenes; conducts stakeouts or surveillance, sometimes in plain clothes;
  8. Writes accurate, complete, and legible reports; uses a computer to gather and disseminate information;
  9. Handles, uses, and/or shoots firearms;


  • Must be a United States Citizen.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Must have an O.P.O.T.A. Certification for Law Enforcement.