Deputy Sheriff – Detention

Caldwell, ID
Canyon County Sheriff's Office

Salary starting at : $26.10/Hour

General Statement of Duties

Performs general duty police work in assigned area of Sheriff’s office enforcing state and local laws and ordinances; performs related work as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enforces state and local laws and ordinances in assigned area of Sheriff’s Office;
  • Maintains security and custody of inmates;
  • Uphold Idaho laws and jail policies;
  • Assist with jail processing of inmates and appropriate confinement designations;
  • Responds to calls in area of assigned duty and takes appropriate action;
  • Prepares reports of arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed in a timely manner;
  • Conducts both preliminary and follow-up investigations and collects evidence in disturbances, criminal incidents, hazardous incidents, vehicle accidents, and deaths;
  • Verbally interacts with witnesses and victims, suspects, inmates and offenders to obtain information;
  • Conducts examinations of persons, vehicles, premises, or areas to determine the presence of individuals or illegal activities or articles;
  • Takes suspect or offender into custody and delivers them to appropriate confinement location, maintaining security and safety of individuals being moved from one location to another;
  • Performs relevant law enforcement activities;
  • Performs patrol, crowd control, traffic control, public information, and related duties during community events, celebrations, and related activities;
  • Presents testimony and evidence in court and other legal proceedings;


  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree
  • Military experience
  • Five (5) years post high school employment history