Deputy Sheriff

Lima, OH
Allen County Sheriff's Office

Job description:
Under general supervision, a deputy sheriff with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office will perform a variety of law enforcement functions as well as other related functions when required.

General Duties:

Sworn law enforcement officers of the Allen County Sheriff’s Office are required to:

  • Arrive to work at a specified time in full regulation uniform, unless otherwise instructed
  • Be on duty in the prescribed uniform, and be mentally, emotionally and physically prepared to perform all required duties
  • Remain on duty and fully conscious until the expiration of the shift, and/or relieved by a supervisor
  • Maintain a clean and professional appearance while on duty;
  • Provide general law enforcement services to those within the jurisdictional limits of the agency
  • Preserve public peace
  • Protect life
  • Protect property
  • Prevent crime

Position Requirements:
Individuals seeking employment with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office as a sworn law enforcement officer must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a resident of Ohio, or become a resident within 90 days of employment
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess a valid driver license
  • Never have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude
  • Be free of misdemeanor convictions for the last12 months
  • Have no previous convictions or current pending charges of driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol