Experienced Deputy Sheriff – Patrol (Lateral Program)

Midpoint, CO
Larimer County Sheriff's Office

$84,032.00 – $97,260.80 Annually

The LCSO is seeking P.O.S.T. Certified officers with at least three (3) years of patrol experience to join our Patrol Unit. We offer a robust training program and diverse collateral opportunities to enhance your professional development. Come work for an outstanding agency in beautiful northern Colorado that truly cares about its people.

Qualified candidates are eligible to go through our lateral selection process, and if hired, will start on step three of our compensation plan. Patrol Deputies are able to enjoy work-life balance with schedules that allow for three or more consecutive days off. Retirement benefits include a 401a, and optional 457 Plan with retirement matching, as well as Social Security.

*Starting pay for Deputy Certified at Step 3 is $40.4003/hr.


A person in this position is P.O.S.T. Certified. Performs law enforcement duties, including protection of citizens and crime prevention. Maintains security and preserves order. Performs duties of the Deputy Non-Certified when assigned to the Jail.

Specifically, this position:

  • Effectively communicates to provide information, directions, mediations, and de-escalate situations and resolve conflicts.
  • Effects arrests and processes and transports prisoners using handcuffs and other restraints.
  • Determines when there is reasonable suspicion to detain when probable cause exists to search and arrest, and when appropriate force may be used and to what degree.
  • Subdues resisting suspects using approved techniques of arrest control, defensive tactics, and weapons; resorts to the use of hands, feet and other approved weapons in defense of self or others.
  • Pursues fleeing suspects.
  • Performs searches of people, vehicles, buildings, and large outdoor areas which may involve detaining people and stopping suspicious vehicles and persons.
  • Conducts visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
  • Engages in law enforcement patrol functions that include walking on foot patrol and physically checking the doors and windows of buildings to ensure they are secure.
  • Loads, unloads, aims, and fires handguns, shotguns, and other agency firearms under conditions of stress that justifies the use of deadly force and at levels of proficiency prescribed in certification standards.
  • Operates a law enforcement vehicle during both day and night, in emergency situations involving speeds more than posted limits, in congested traffic, and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice, and snow.
  • Performs rescue functions to include, administering emergency medical aid, lifting, dragging, and carrying people away from dangerous situations, securing and evacuating people from areas, and extinguishing fires.
  • Performs crisis intervention activities to include, suicide prevention, recognizing and addressing abnormal behavior.
  • Gathers information and collects evidence.
  • Prepares investigative and other reports, sketches, and drawings, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations.
  • Contacts and cooperates with other agencies related to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders.
  • Testifies and attends court and speaks in other formal settings as necessary.


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age by date of hire required.
  • Colorado P.O.S.T. Certification required.
  • 3 years or more experience as a Patrol Officer.
  • Current first aid and community CPR certificates required.
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License required.
  • No criminal convictions as defined by Colorado P.O.S.T. required.