Deputy Sheriff-Patrol Officer
$33.05 – $45.09 Hourly
At the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, we believe in engaging with the citizens we serve, and we are looking for the best and brightest to join our community-oriented law enforcement team. In order to meet the challenges facing law enforcement today, we welcome candidates from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and talents. From new graduates to seasoned sworn officers to those just leaving a military career, we welcome your application. Experienced licensed peace officers are invited and encouraged to apply. Lateral wages for experienced peace officers will be based on training and experience.
Essential duties common to a Deputy Sheriff assigned to Patrol Division
- Patrols the roads, waterways, parks, trails and cities or areas under contractual agreements for the purposes of protecting people and property by preventing crimes and enforcing statutes and ordinances.
- Responds to calls for service from the public and other agencies; determines if any laws have been broken, take enforcement if appropriate; mediate disputes, administers first aid when appropriate; advise complainants as to course of action or possible solutions.
- Prepares detailed written and electronic reports regarding incidents and activities that occur during a shift; maintains and keeps appropriate records related to investigations, ticketing, training, work with other agencies,
- Conducts initial investigations to include such activities as: collecting evidence, dusting for prints, interviewing suspects or witnesses, taking photographs of crime scenes and other investigative activities.
- Issues citations, makes arrests, & transports prisoners to jail; processes prisoners.
- Provides truthful and credible testimony in court regarding facts of cases, law enforcement procedures, collection of evidence and findings of investigations.
- Investigates automobile accidents and crimes, gathering information and making detailed reports; assumes charge of major incident scenes until relieved, ascertains facts available at the scene, gathering, preserving, and processing evidence.
Education and Experience: Must be 21 years of age or older at time of examination with a high school graduate or GED certificate and a valid driver’s license. Licensed or eligible for licensing by the Minnesota P.O.S.T. board. Candidates with law enforcement experience are encouraged to apply. Experience will be considered when determining pay. See lateral pay consideration documents.