Detention Deputy

Cheyenne, WY
Laramie County Sheriff

Salary: $26.00 -$ 36.40 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Maintains safety and security of the staff, inmates, visitors and detention facilities; supervises and protects inmates according to policies, procedures and regulations.
This job class is a special assignment in the Sheriff’s Department.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages the safety and security of the staff, inmates, visitors and detention facilities; promotes acceptable attitude, and monitors behavior of inmates.
  • Supervises and protects inmates according to policies, procedures, post orders and regulations.
  • Provides interactive supervision for inmate activities and maintains discipline; may physically restrain uncooperative or disruptive inmates and take steps to avert fights, assaults, riots and escapes.
  • Monitors inmates, activities and facility environment; observes and documents inmate behavior; helps to create a safe and functional environment; follows established safe practices; protects inmates from personal injury; follows safety protocols, and requests assistance as required.
  • Watches inmates for rule violations and behavioral changes; de-escalates potentially violent situations; maintains appropriate use-of-force continuum as needed for self-defense or defense of another.
  • Performs constant inspections of all detention facility areas; conducts head counts and area searches, and assures all areas of the facility are safe, secure, sanitary and free of contraband.
  • Conducts body and cell searches for contraband; inventories and maintains accountability for keys, equipment, tools and supplies; accounts for inmates under direct vision and supervision at all times.
  • Provides care and transport for inmates; oversees administration of medications and health care; oversees inmate recreation, hygiene and meals; encourages participation in rehabilitation programs.
  • Moves inmates between detention and courts, and provides court security as assigned.
  • Maintains facility and equipment in clean and effective operating order.
  • Enforces local, state and Federal laws, and enforces compliance with post orders and regulations.
  • Updates and maintains a variety of files, records, event logs, charts and other documents; maintains appropriate records and prepares reports as required.
  • Assists and interacts with County departments, support staff, outside organizations and businesses, and Federal, state and local law enforcement organizations in order to accomplish tasks.
  • Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values and goals of the Sheriff’s Department by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Must pass a thorough background investigation;
  • Must pass Certification requirements by the Wyoming Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license;
  • Must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet Department standards.