Entry Level Deputy Sheriff (POST Certified)

Brighton, CO
Adams County Sheriff

Salary: $74,587.54 Annually.

Position Summary:

A Deputy Sheriff is responsible for the protection of life and property; prevention of crime; apprehension of criminals; and providing enforcement of laws and ordinances. Depending on staffing needs, Deputies will be assigned to the Jail Division and asked to complete Jail Field Training (4-month time frame) before being allowed to test for transfers to patrol, courts, detectives, or any other special assignments (Note: Each assignment has various requirements and qualifications. Prior certified experience will be considered for these assignments).

Essential Functions:

  • Adhere to policy, procedures, and post orders.
  • Responsible for the protection of life and property; prevention of crimes; apprehension of criminals.
  • Duties include but not limited to, answer calls for service; complete appropriate and required paperwork; testify in court; resolve conflict; complete required training; communicate clearly with citizens and other law enforcement professionals; dispense information to those who need it.
  • Prepare variety of reports.
  • Enforce Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.
  • Patrol assigned area to enforce laws, investigate crimes, and arrest violators.
  • Investigate illegal or suspicious activities or persons, quell disturbances, arrest violators.
  • Conduct preliminary investigation at the scene of a crime, administer first aid, and gather evidence.
  • Book in new inmates by receiving inmates from various jurisdictions.
  • Prepare Inmates for general housing. Prepare Inmates for release from custody.
  • Observe Inmate conduct and behavior.
  • Supervise inmates, escort inmates within detention facility, search inmates and cells for contraband.
  • Inspect locks, windows, bars, grates, doors, for tampering throughout the facility.
  • Rotate between module floor and module tower.
  • Assist in preparing inmates for In-house advisements and court.
  • Transport inmates on medical runs.
  • React effectively and safely in emergency and stressful situations.
  • Participate and complete annual law enforcement driving certification.
  • Participate and complete 16 hours of annual training in the area of P.P.C.T. (Must be certified every quarter).
  • Participate in training (Quarterly Range Qualification, PPCT, TASER, OC Re-Certification).
  • Perform Deputy duties at parades, processions, demonstrations, community activities, and sporting events.
  • Perform other duties that are assigned.


  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must currently be P.O.S.T. Certified.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Possess a valid Colorado Drivers’ License.
  • Must have vision correctable to 20/40.
  • Ability to be assertive and self-motivated.
  • Must meet criteria established by P.O.S.T. if you are a Non-United States Citizens.