Lateral Deputy Sheriff

Commerce City, CO
Adams County Sheriff

Salary: $79,062.28 – $96,963.80 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 or the Patrol Division. Candidates with prior patrol experience will be allowed to start on patrol at the discretion of the Sheriff. All other candidates will be 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 with at least 1 year of applicable experience (Applicants with less than one year of experience please see Deputy Entry level Posting).
  • 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.