Deputy Sheriff

Glencoe, MN
McLeod County Sheriff's Office

$22.80 – $34.19 Hourly

Starting Pay will be $27.80

Job Summary
The Deputy Sheriff is responsible for providing protection of life and property throughout the County.  Work assignments may include patrol, civil process, court security, boat and water and emergency response unit.  Deputy Sheriffs are required to exercise knowledge of law enforcement methods and techniques to provide services to meet emergencies and other special situations while on duty.  Deputy Sheriffs enforce state and federal laws along with local ordinances.  They complete criminal and non-criminal investigations and assist the correctional division as needed with taking inmates to court and dealing with hostile inmates.

Position Duties 

  • Patrol McLeod County in a radio and computer equipped marked or un-marked squad car.
  • Answer and respond to a wide variety of calls for service and complaints involving non-criminal and criminal activity ranging from petty misdemeanors to felonies.
  • Enforce Minnesota State Statutes, Federal Laws and local ordinances and cite or arrest violators as needed or required.
  • Investigate accidents, administer first aid, gather evidence and maintain chain of custody of said evidence.
  • Assist the correctional division with taking prisoners to court, with hostile prisoners and observing UA’s as needed.
  • Serve arrests warrants ranging from misdemeanors to felonies and serving civil process papers as needed.  May also have to conduct Sheriff sales (auctions) as directed.
  • Conduct criminal and non-criminal investigations, interview victims, witnesses and suspects, gather evidence and maintain the chain of custody for said evidence.
  • Prepare records and reports relating to his/her responsibilities of the activities he/she is involved with.
  • Weigh and measure loads on trucks or commercial vehicles during road restrictions.
  • Assist other law enforcement agencies with emergency and non-emergency law enforcement related activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Two year post-secondary education in law enforcement or related field, plus two years’ experience OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job

 Required Training

  • Responsible for maintaining department training and Minnesota Police Officer Standard Training (P.O.S.T.) licensing requirements.
  • Responsible for maintaining training certificates and attending training sessions as scheduled by the Patrol Supervisor.
  • NCIC certification, DVS, LETG and RMS.

Required Certifications/Licenses

  • Minnesota P.O.S.T. licensed or eligible to be licensed upon employment.
  • Valid MN driver’s license with proof of insurance and good driving record.
  • NCIC, First Aid and CPR
  • U.S. citizenship

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Four year degree in Criminal Justice plus four years of law enforcement experience.
  • Experience in crime scene investigation, investigator experience, and work involving public contact.
  • Firearms, Less lethal, Chemical Munitions, Taser, Radar and Lidar.

Preferred Certification 

  • DMT Certification