Detention Deputy

Anoka, MN
Anoka County Sheriff's Office

Job Summary

Starting Salary $53,560 ($25.75 per hour)

Come join our team at Anoka County where you can serve your Community while enjoying the benefits of work-life balance!

About The Position

Join the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, where every day our members follow our mission, “to protect and serve the community in a manner that preserves the public trust.” We invite you to consider joining these public safety professionals as a Detention Deputy. You will be responsible for the safety and security of inmates of the Anoka County Jail in their living units and the courtroom. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office promotes teamwork, fosters a positive working environment, and maintains a reputation and tradition of excellence.

Duties and Responsibilities

These examples are not all inclusive and are intended to be illustrative of primary responsibilities of an Anoka County Detention Deputy

  • Provide direct supervision of up to 60 inmates in a common, secure housing unit as inmates are not confined to their cells.
  • Manage and mediate conflicts among inmates and interact with inmates by enforcing rules and facility regulations.
  • Maintain the security and safety of the Jail facility, inmates, and staff by monitoring cameras, alarms, doors, and the overall control panel in the centralized security control room.
  • Conduct inmate counts and searches for unlawful, unauthorized and/or dangerous activity, perform frequent inmate well-being checks, prepare written reports, and log activities occurring within the jail.
  • Respond to and assess emergencies such as disturbances among inmates, fires, escape attempts, contraband recovery, medical situations including administering first aid and/or CPR as necessary and restore order and security.
  • Supervise inmate recreational and visiting periods as well as inmate housekeeping responsibilities within the housing units and inmate worker housekeeping activities throughout the facility such as kitchen and laundry duties.
  • Apply appropriate level of force (Use of Force Continuum) to gain compliance from inmates who are acting out of control.
  • Responsible for the intake and release of inmates in and out of the Jail facility by receiving, identifying, searching, photographing, fingerprinting, and booking inmates.
  • Receive, disburse, and account for inmate cash and property at time of booking and release.
  • Directly observe inmates submitting specimens for urinalysis as well as thoroughly search inmates.
  • May provide supervision of inmates during court and general courtroom security.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or equivalent education.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to credibly testify in a court of law.
  • Must successfully pass a thorough background investigation to include criminal, civil, employment, and financial history.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Secondary education in corrections, law enforcement, criminal justice, or behavioral/social science field, a related field.
  • Evidence-Based Practice Corrections Professional Certification from an accredited school
  • Experience using de-escalation techniques in a work setting.
  • Previous work-related experience.
  • First Aid and CPR certificates.
  • All candidates must also abide by all local, state, and federal laws.