Deputy Sheriff – Patrol

Paola, KS
Miami County Sheriff's Office

Closes On: September 27, 2024 at 12:00 AM CST

Department: Sheriff
Job Status:
Details: Hiring Range: $20.45 – $22.30 DOQ, Kansas Law Enforcement Certification Required


Job Description Summary

“Serving and Protecting the Citizens of Miami County Since 1855”

We invite you to enter a career opportunity at Miami County Kansas Sheriff’s Office. Located south of Johnson County in a beautiful country setting.

We are interested in professional, highly motivated, great communicators that want to serve the citizens of Miami County.

*$1.00/hour shift differential** *Overtime Opportunities*

**3% pay increase at successful completion of 6 months of employment**

The Deputy Sheriff is responsible for performing general law enforcement duties in the protection of life and property. Ensure the safety and security of county property and the county jail. The enforcement of all laws and ordinances, maintaining compliance with traffic violations and investigations, patrol of the county, investigation of crimes, and the serving of civil process. Works under general supervision


Job Responsibilities

Road Patrol

  • Serve of civil papers
  • Accident investigation
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Law enforcement: Enforce state statues and effect arrests when needed.
  • Response to medical emergencies.
  • Field training of new deputies.
  • Report writing, GPR/offense/arrest reports.
  • Making split second decisions, in which others are able to decipher after many hours of review.
  • Complete probable cause reports.
  • Collect and log evidence. Forward evidence for processing.
  • Inspect and maintain patrol unit.
  • Conduct follow up.
  • Check and maintain duty gear.
  • Extra patrol/code checks.
  • Assist other agencies as requested.
  • Public relations.
  • Assist in emergency operations.
  • Protect and serve the community.
  • Weapons maintenance.
  • Forward evidence for processing.
  • Perform VIN inspections.
  • Conduct extended surveillance.
  • Assist in storm siren testing

Court Security:

  • Arrive at the courthouse, open the building.
  • Test and operate the security scanner and x-ray machine.
  • Arrest subjects that come into the courthouse with warrants.
  • Provide security for the courtroom.
  • Respond to emergencies in the courthouse and at the administration building.
  • Assist patrol as needed when staffing is low or for call coverage.
  • Serve civil papers if the courts aren’t busy.
  • Maintain medical supplies in the trauma kit.
  • Perform monthly check and maintenance of all AED’s in the courthouse and sheriff’s office.
  • Attend quarterly court security meeting with court staff.
  • Change batteries on all the panic buttons in the courthouse, administration building and community corrections.
  • Maintenance as needed on assigned patrol vehicle.


  • Review reports as assigned.
  • Review emails.
  • Answer phone calls from victims and assist citizens with general questions regarding investigations.
  • Type case reports on interviews, follow-ups, call outs, and search warrants.
  • Assist the patrol division with investigations and questions when needed.
  • Conduct follow up interviews, suspect interviews, and victim interviews.
  • Develop information on current criminals, and their habits to share with our agency/other agencies.
  • Build confidential sources, and informants, keeping in contact with them to ensure good information
  • Develop background information on persons of interest/suspects for cases.
  • Special duties as assigned by command staff.
  • Attend daily briefings with all divisions of the sheriff’s office to share information.
  • Assist other agencies that request our help.
  • Notify the County Attorney’s office with regard to active investigations.
  • Conduct storm siren testing.
  • Prepare and execute search warrants and subpoenas.
  • Participate in monthly policy review.
  • Perform background checks on new applicants for the sheriff’s department.
  • Participate in quarterly neighborhood watch meetings.
  • Appear in court and attend jury trials as required.
  • Attend autopsies as required.
  • After hours call out to conduct investigations.
  • Call out investigations for fatality accidents.

Jail Transport:

  • Review court docket and prepare court transportation if needed.
  • Check with sergeant to see if there any transports that came in after hours.
  • Prepare court paperwork and deliver it to district court, county attorney and district judge as needed.
  • Escort inmates to the nurse as needed.
  • Serve warrants and civil papers to inmates housed in the jail.
  • Arrest court commits and people who turn themselves in on warrants.
  • Maintain transport vehicles and record vehicle mileage.
  • Check transport vehicle restraints to ensure they are working properly.
  • Perform fingerprinting, VIN inspections and take walk-in reports.
  • Take incident statements in the jail and when the public comes in to report a crime.
  • Install car seats for the public.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Position Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age with no felony criminal record or domestic violence record.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; plus 1-3 years law enforcement experience generally preferred.
  • Certified as a Kansas Law Enforcement Officer
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Eligible for Master Deputy after 5 years of service with Miami County Sheriff


  • Computer software programs and applications such as MS Office, RMS, CAD, Watchguard, Open Fox
  • County and/or city government administration
  • Federal and state statutes
  • Police methods, procedures, and the rules of evidence
  • First aid principles and application


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate goals, interests, and positions during discussions.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to prioritize
  • Manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines
  • Use of firearms


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business documents and/or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, victims, suspects, and/or the general public
  • Ability to interact in a positive and professional manner to develop and maintain strong working relationships with co-workers, management, and general public.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.Must be able to analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of action for the organization at any given point in time
  • Ability to operate computer programs/software/platforms, to include Microsoft Office and those that apply to the department
  • Ability to use basic office equipment
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality while handling citizens personal information
  • Ability to manage conflict and communicate effectively under stress
  • Ability to act without direct supervision and exercise independent judgment in emergency situations
  • Ability to serve on the SWAT and Dive Teams
  • Ability to draw diagrams
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly during emergencies
  • Speak and write effectively
  • Ability to analyze police reports
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines


Physical Requirements

  • Work location(s) of the job:
    – Indoors – Constantly
    – Outdoors – Constantly
    – Underground – Occasionally
  • Objectionable condition(s) found on the job:
    – Computer Use – Occasionally
    – Driving/Travel – Constantly
    – Stressful situations may occur when responding to emergency calls
    Homicide Investigations
  • Undesirable health and safety condition(s) under which employee must perform:
    – Frequently works in dust/dirt, hot and/or cold conditions, noisy environments, exposure to fumes, offensive odors, and/or wet environmental conditions
  • Machines, Tools and/or Equipment Used:
    – Basic office equipment to include computer, copy machine, fax machine, printer, telephone system, cameras, radios
    – Uniform consisting of, vest, duty belt, holster with gun, taser, handcuffs, ammunition, radio, night stick, flashlight, OC spray, camera, ankle holster with gun, Remington long guns, and AR platform rifles.
    – Firearms
    – Patrol vehicles, command center, other equipment necessary in emergencies / investigations
  • Physical characteristics/requirements of the job:
    – Sit/Stand/Walk – Constantly
    – Kneeling – Occasionally
    – Crouching – Occasionally
    – Using Fingers/hands – Constantly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms
    – Talking – Constantly
    – Hearing – Constantly
    – Seeing – Constantly
    – Vision Abilities – close and distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
    – Lifting/Moving – Occasionally; maximum weight of 100 pounds


Additional Information


100% paid medical insurance for HDHP single coverage,

80% county-paid premium for PPO and family coverage on all plans

Health Savings Account:

County Annual Contribution: $2,535.84 single, $4,433.28 family

County paid $30,000 life insurance for employee


11 paid holidays per year

Vacation: 96 hours per year

Sick leave: 96 hours per year

KPERS/KP&F retirement

Miami County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Please contact the Human Resources Department at if you require reasonable accommodation to apply or need additional information.