Deputy Sheriff – Recruit

Littleton, CO
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office

$57,033.60 – $94,806.40 Annually

7/25/2022 11:59 PM Mountain

If selected, you will receive training in law enforcement concepts by attending a sponsored POST Academy to prepare for an assignment in our detention facility. After certification in the academy, this position will focus on enforcing laws, rules, and regulations and following the procedures of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility. This will include areas such as booking, prisoner care, security, and transportation. This is an appointed position that works at the pleasure of the Sheriff. After successful completion of the POST Academy, you must successfully complete a one-year assignment in the Detention Facility before being eligible to assess for patrol.

The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. The job functions are applicable to all assignments covered under this job class.

  • Ensures the health, safety and security of inmates, staff, visitors, and the public inside the facility.
  • Maintains interior and exterior security of a detention facility and persons contained therein.
  • Conducts inmate escorts and transports.
  • Receives, processes, and releases inmates.
  • Conducts accurate head counts to ensure proper accounting and allocation of inmates.
  • Supervises inmate activities within pod for extended periods of time.
  • Maintains life functions for inmates, including, but not limited to, exchanging laundry, serving meals, and furnishing hygiene products.
  • Conducts investigations of incidents and criminal offenses that occur within the facility and gathers related facts and statements.
  • Appears in court to provide testimony.

EDUCATION: High School graduate or G.E.D. equivalent.

EXPERIENCE: No specific experience required, OR any equivalent combination of education and experience that satisfy the requirements of the job as approved by the Sheriff.


  • College course work in criminal justice.


  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License (if hired you may be required to obtain a Colorado driver’s license).
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to successfully complete a Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy and obtain certification