$27.01 – $36.06 Hourly
The Deputy Sheriff ensures the protection of the citizens of Mille Lacs County by providing law enforcement services. Duties include protecting life and property, preventing crime, apprehending criminals, and enforcing laws, rules, and regulations in Mille Lacs County.
The Deputy Sheriff This job description indicates the normal type and level of work expected of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as apparent or assigned.
1. Works to prevent crimes and preserve public safety. Patrols County roads and enforces traffic laws, rules and regulations; issues warnings or citations. Reports road conditions or hazards to dispatch for communication with the responsible department or jurisdiction. Observes condition of signs, signals, road surfaces, and severe weather conditions.
2. Performs various administrative duties. Attends in-service training and meetings. Writes clear and concise reports. Accounts for activities during a shift. Reports hours worked. Assumes responsibility for the care of department vehicles and property, including assigned patrol unit and issued equipment.
3. Performs traffic control to allow emergency responders to work safely while at the scene of a fire or medical emergency; provides assistance to other law enforcement agencies on request.
4. Performs initial investigations and determines whether the case needs to be handed off to an Investigator for further work. Preserves evidence at the scene of petty misdemeanor to felony level crimes. Interviews suspects, victims, and witnesses of crimes to obtain statements and gather evidence. Investigates natural deaths within the County and prepares a report; files the report with the Medical Examiner’s Office. Watches for and investigates to find wanted or missing persons or property. Transfers cases to an Investigator when the nature of the case indicates a need to transfer based on Sheriff’s Office guidelines. Testifies in court as needed. Secures major crime scenes until investigation personnel arrive.
5. Responds personally to emergency calls per established Sheriff’s Office procedures. Evaluates each situation upon arrival to determine whether additional assistance is needed; conducts a preliminary investigation and brings the event to a conclusion; depending on the situation, requests deployment of the Special Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T.), K-9, or Search and Rescue.
6. Administers first aid until the situation is stabilized or there is relief provided by paramedics or ambulance personnel. Makes arrests when justified by the circumstances. Participates in searches and rescue for lost, missing, or drowned persons.
The job requires eligibility for licensing by the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (P.O.S.T.). Eligibility is usually based on two years of post-secondary education with a law enforcement focus, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must have or be able to obtain a First Responder Certification within six months of hire. Required to successfully complete pre-employment physical, physical agility testing, psychological examination, and criminal history background check, and all required periodic on-going examinations of the same. License holders are required to earn 48 CLE credits every three years to maintain P.O.S.T. license. A valid driver’s license is required.