Deputy Sheriff I

Redwood Falls, MN
Redwood County Law Enforcement Center

Salary Range
$23.46 – $33.59 Hourly

Under general supervision, the Deputy Sheriff enforces laws of the State of Minnesota and Redwood County, performing additional duties such as transporting of prisoners, serving legal documents, executing court orders, serving warrants, providing court security, and investigating crimes. Wage will be set based on experience.


  • Handles all complaint calls received during rotating assigned shifts and patrols county roads as directed.
  • Investigates crime scenes and follows up with preparing complaints and appearing in Court to testify.
  • Transports prisoners to Court and other facilities.
  • Transports mentally ill and inebriated persons to State and private facilities are pursuant to orders from the Court.
  • Serves civil process papers received from attorneys and courts.
  • Provides court security during criminal trials.
  • Knowledgeable of booking and processing of inmates received into and released from the jail facility.
  • Writes accurate and precise reports on all activities while on duty.
  • Interviews suspects, victims, and witnesses of crimes.
  • Attends seminars, and schools, and is responsible to keep informed on updated rules, regulations, and laws to maintain a working knowledge of law enforcement technologies.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies when requested to do so. Includes both local agencies and out-of-county agencies.
  • Maintains all county equipment under their control and responsibility for its condition.
  • Searches for lost or missing persons. Searches for victims of drowning in all waters located within the County.
  • Conducts security checks periodically during the tour of duty of public and private facilities within the assigned area.


Graduation from high school. Associate degree with principle coursework in criminal justice, police administration, and law enforcement. Must be eligible to be licensed as a peace officer in the State of Minnesota. Wage will be set based on experience


Must be able to show recent progressive law enforcement experience which provides the following skills and abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of organization and operation of county government.
  • Considerable knowledge of the Minnesota Century Code relating to criminal and civil justice.
  • Ability to operate general office equipment and to make mathematical computations rapidly and accurately.
  • Ability to supervise personnel in a manner conducive to efficient performance and high morale.
  • Ability to select, train, and develop competent personnel to staff the department.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to speak in public and foster good public relations.