Deputy Sheriff

Rochester, MN
Olmsted County Sheriff's Office

Investigates complaints, disturbances and crimes and collects evidence

$27.31 Hourly

2/2/2021 11:59 PM Central


• Questions suspects and witnesses. Takes statements from witnesses and makes measurements and diagrams of the accidents
• Makes arrests using only the force necessary to bring suspects to the County Jail
• Assists other law enforcement agencies, such as the State Highway Patrol, and officials in carrying out their duties
• Serves civil processes as assigned
• May act as records deputy in filing and keeping complaint index, fingerprinting, photographing and preparation of criminal histories, prepares reports for F.B.I. and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and relieves officer in charge
• Upon assignment, acts as substitute sergeant, receives calls, operates radio emergency equipment and supervises jail routine
• Patrols an assigned area in a radio equipped patrol car and enforces traffic laws
• Upon assignment, develops training programs for the department to ensure other sheriff's deputies are trained in proper use of equipment and understanding of current policies and procedures
• Upon assignment to a special case, may supervise other law enforcement officers
• Meets with citizens individually or collectively, to discuss crime resistance programs such as personnel protection, home security systems and business security systems
• Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls and provides necessary assistance



Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience
The purpose of these examinations is to create an eligibility roster for entrance into the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office. This roster is valid for one year with exact dates established by the Sheriff's Civil Service Commission. As vacancies in the office arise, individuals will be hired from the list.

Benefits of health, life, dental insurance, sick leave, vacation, holidays, retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and shift differential Standards pay are available. Olmsted County does not have a residency requirement but does require that a Deputy Sheriff live within fifty (50) miles of the Law Enforcement Center.

1. To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements:

A) Possess an "active" Peace Officer license in the State of Minnesota, meaning that applicant has met POST Board approved requirements for obtaining and maintaining a valid license

B) Possess an "inactive" Peace Officer license in the State of Minnesota meaning that applicant has previously held an "active" Peace Officer license and is eligible to reactivate it in Minnesota

C) Will successfully complete the POST Board approved academic training and the POST Board-approved Skills Training Program by schedule test date. (Please attach or submit a letter from your school program noting your eligibility for the skills program with this application)

D) Have completed basic police training or certification requirements in another state with which Minnesota has reciprocity, meaning that an out-of-state applicant has been found to be eligible to take the licensing examination in Minnesota or who has left Minnesota law enforcement prior to licensing and is eligible to take the reciprocity exam

** Questions regarding reciprocity eligibility should be directed to the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Board (651) 643-3060

2. U.S. Citizen
3. Possess or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Minnesota driver's license
4. Shall not have been convicted of a felony in Minnesota or in any federal jurisdiction, or an offense in any other state or federal jurisdiction, which would have been a felony if committed in Minnesota
5. Must be free from any physical condition which might adversely affect the individual's duties as a Peace Officer
6. Must be free from any emotional or mental condition which might adversely affect the individual's performance of the duties of a Peace Officer

To be eligible for hire, individuals on the eligibility roster must:

Be a fully licensed Peace Officer in the State of Minnesota
Be eligible to be licensed, meaning that the applicant has successfully completed all of his/her academic skills training, passed the POST licensing exams, and completed the first aid course (EMT, CIM or Advanced Red Cross)
Have successfully completed reciprocity examination