Deputy Sheriff

Council Bluffs, IA
Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office is excited to provide notice that the Civil Service Commission of Pottawattamie County will conduct written and physical examinations for the position of DEPUTY SHERIFF on October 14, 2023.

A Deputy Sheriff is responsible for the performance of law enforcement duties in an effort to protect life and property, enforce local, state and federal laws and to prevent, detect and/or investigate criminal activity.

Starting a career with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, you’ll become part of a dynamic, forward-thinking law enforcement family who is passionate about the work it does; rather it’s patrolling on the road in our rural communities or working in our Civil or Court Security Divisions, you’ll find working with us is a real way to make a difference every day through building partnerships with the communities we serve.

Essential Functions

  • Patrol an assigned area to prevent and/or detect violations of local, state and federal laws.
  • Apprehend individuals responsible for criminal activity according to established policies and procedures to prevent further harm, damage or danger to property or the public.
  • Conduct investigations of criminal activity according to established procedures.
  • Complete detailed and accurate reports and other official records that document a Deputy’s
  • activity or involvement in all incidents.
  • Serve and enforce legal documents, warrants or related official criminal or civil papers including, but not limited to, warrants, subpoenas, court orders, writs, garnishments and summons.
  • May be assigned to work in a specialized area of law enforcement including, but not limited to, D.A.R.E., criminal investigation, accident investigation, firearms instruction or the K-9 unit.
  • Prepare accurate initial reports or documents for the County Attorney, Judiciary or Clerk of the Court regarding the filing of charges against suspects in criminal activity.
  • Perform appropriate activity according to established departmental procedure that protects those in immediate danger of injury or death at the hands of another person or persons.
  • Respond to incidents of injury or accident and summon or administer medical or other aid.

Essential Education, Certification, and/or Licenses

Graduation from an accredited high school or successful completion of the high school GED test.

Must obtain certification as required by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy within twelve months of the date of hire.

Sheriff’s Office applicants are encouraged to visit the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office page to read about minimum qualifications for employment, before submitting an application. Applicants must successfully pass the written exam and physical agility test to be placed on the eligibility list.