Deputy Sheriff

Kingman, AZ
Mohave County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $59,508.80 – $77,688.00 Annually.

Position Summary:
Formal academic instruction and in-service training are performed under immediate supervision; however, as skill and experience are gained in fulfilling routine duties, increasingly independent action may be authorized. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, written examinations, performance tests and an evaluation of training records and reports.
Essential Functions:

  • Patrols a designated area of the county in an assigned motor vehicle or boat to preserve law and order; to protect life and property; to prevent and discover the commission of crime; and to enforce motor vehicle and boating laws and regulations.
  • Responds to and conducts preliminary investigations and determines disposition (i.e., issue citation, arrest) of calls and complaints involving fire, automobile automobile accidents, robberies, livestock, domestic disturbances and other misdemeanors and felonies.
  • Secures and examines crime scenes. Gathers, preserves and processes evidence.
  • Identifies, locates and interviews person(s) involved for obtaining suspects and witnesses.
  • Arrests, processes and transports individuals to jail for incarceration.
  • Administers first aid.
  • Recovers stolen property.
  • Refers individuals to appropriate agencies and authorities for assistance.
  • Prepares and maintains required reports and documentation.
  • Conducts follow-up investigations of thefts and assaults and other misdemeanors and felonies.
  • Maintains surveillance over suspected criminals.
  • Appears in court to testify and present legally obtained evidence, to testify as a witness and to testify against accused perpetrators of crime. Prepares and presents reports and documentation for case review and preparation by County Attorney.
  • Acts as a team with other members on tactical operations to strike rapidly and with force in those areas of immediate or imminent criminal activity.
  • Assists other agencies, such as, Department of Public Safety, City Police Departments, Fire Departments, Game and Fish, Bureau of Land Management, and other related agencies in the performance of work assignments.
  • Originates and executes court related documents to include, but not limited to, warrants, judgments, evictions, summons and various orders; performs some clerical functions associated with the receipt, serving and recording of court-related documents and their disposition.
  • Speaks before groups, answers inquiries regarding sheriff programs and activities, and conducts public information programs.
  • Attends routine and specialized training classes and seminars of law enforcement methods and techniques, marksmanship, law, procedures and technical subjects.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Communicates and acts in a professional manner with the public, co-workers, and work contacts.


  • High School diploma /GED.
  • OR any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered in meeting the minimum qualifications.
  • Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ POST) peace officer certification.
  • Successful experience as a law enforcement officer when filled from outside, prior law enforcement experience.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license for operation of motor vehicles on Arizona roads at the start of employment and maintain said license while employed in this position.
  • Provide acceptable driving history at no cost to the County.
  • Requires certification as a law enforcement officer by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZ POST) Board.
  • May be required to pass drug screen, complete physical agility testing, written test, oral board interview, polygraph examination, background investigation, final administrative interview, and other testing appropriate to law enforcement individuals.