Deputy Sheriff – Patrol Lateral Entry

Cincinnati, OH
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is hiring experienced police officers from across the State of Ohio for full-time Patrol Section positions. Our agency is progressive and we practice evidence and research-based policing strategies to reduce crime and control disorder. These strategies include intelligence-led policing, problem-oriented policing, community-oriented policing, crime analysis, and intelligence analysis. Enforcement Officers have a very wide range of opportunities for training, specialization, and personal growth. Deputies can develop themselves and work in the following teams:

  • Criminal Investigations Section
  • Organized Crime Section & Regional Narcotics Unit
  • Regional Electronics and Computer Investigations Unit
  • Traffic Safety Section
  • Intelligence Unit
  • Training Unit
  • Hazardous Devices Unit (Bomb Squad)
  • County SWAT
  • Dive Team
  • Patrol Rifle Unit
  • Marine Patrol
  • Aviation Support (helicopter and drone)
  • Civil Disturbance Response Team

Job Duties (Summary)

  • Patrols County areas as assigned conducting patrol activities by protecting life and property of citizens, enforcing State motor vehicle laws and criminal laws; maintains high visibility and is alert to criminal activities per information furnished by radio communication, observation and other sources.
  • Conducts proactive patrol, increases crime prevention awareness within his or her patrol area and regularly develops contact with citizens.
  • Prepares and submits electronic reports pertaining to crimes, incidents, activities and other violations.
  • Responds as directed to scenes of traffic accidents; keeps bystanders out of danger; safeguards property as required; gives assistance to injured persons as required; investigates conditions and the cause of the accident.
  • Pursues and apprehends violators of traffic and criminal law.
  • Performs investigations and prepares reports on crimes and complaints to which assigned.
  • May appear and testify in court on traffic, criminal or civil cases.
  • As assigned, safeguards crime scenes and preserves physical evidence relating to various crimes.
  • Performs related duties as required and assigned.

Requirements (Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification)

  • Valid and active Ohio (OPOTA) Peace Officer Certification with currently no more than 1 year break in service; OSHP troopers are welcome to apply
  • College degree preferred
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.