Deputy Sheriff

Elko, NV
Elko County Sheriff's Office

$52,457.60 – $62,961.60 Annually


The Deputy Sheriff is a journey-level classification. Persons in this classification may work alone, with a partner, or as part of a unit.


Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Processes business and emergency calls and prepares crime and miscellaneous reports on an as-needed basis.
  • Exercises authority consistent with the obligations imposed by the oath of office. Promptly obeys legitimate orders.
  • Coordinates efforts with those of other members of the department so that teamwork may ensure continuity of purpose and achievement of police objectives.
  • Communicates to superiors and to fellow officers all information obtained in the jail, which is pertinent to the achievement of corrections objectives.
  • Acquires and records information concerning events that have taken place since the last tour of duty.
  • Records activities during the tour of duty as required.
  • Maintains weapons and equipment in a functional, presentable condition.
  • Accountable for the securing, receipt, and proper transporting of all evidence and property coming into custody.
  • Confers with prosecutors and testifies in court on any manner arising from police business.
  • Cooperates and coordinates with other law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions, and the courts.
  • Conducts a thorough investigation of all offenses and incidents within the area of assignment. Collects evidence and records information to aid in identification, apprehension, and prosecution of offenders and the recovery of property.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Nevada Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Category I, II, III
  • Must maintain a valid Nevada driver’s license