Patrol Deputy

Hailey, ID
Blaine County Sheriff’s Office

Position Summary:

A Patrol Deputy preserves the public peace, protects life and property, prevents crimes, arrests violators of the law, and enforces laws and ordinances within Blaine County.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides outstanding customer service to all customers, at all times.
  • Responds to and serves the public with courteous goodwill.
  • Maintains a highly visible presence within the community to deter crime, maintains good community relations, and provides an identifiable source for citizens to go to for assistance, protection, and service.
  • Enforces all traffic laws and ordinances and issues warnings or citations for violations.
  • Ensures compliance with the policies and procedures of patrol activities.
  • Initiates, performs, and assists with probable cause arrests in compliance with all county, state, and federal standards; Uses handcuffs, other restraints, and use of force if necessary to subdue resisting suspects using approved maneuvers, weapons, and methods.
  • Pursues fleeing suspects and performs rescue operations which may involve quickly entering and exiting law enforcement patrol vehicles; lifting, carrying, and dragging heavy objects; climbing over and pulling up oneself over obstacles; jumping down from elevated surfaces; climbing through openings; jumping over obstacles, ditches, and streams; crawling in confined areas; balancing on uneven or narrow surfaces and using physical force to gain entrance through barriers.
  • Responsible for loading, unloading, aiming, and firing handguns, rifles, and other agency firearms from a variety of body positions under conditions of stress that justify the use of deadly force and at levels of proficiency prescribed in certification standards.
  • Demonstrates skill in the use, care, and security of firearms and other law enforcement equipment.
  • Performs searches of people, vehicles, buildings, and areas.
  • Participates in surveillance situations as directed to search for suspects or witness criminal activity.
  • Engages in law enforcement patrol functions that include such things as working rotating shifts, walking on foot patrol, and physically checking the doors and windows of buildings to ensure they are secure.
  • Detects, collects evidence, and creates documentation that provides the basis of criminal offenses and infractions and that indicates the presence of dangerous conditions.
  • Responds professionally when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of the public, suspects, and others encountered in an antagonistic environment.
  • Performsrescue functions at accidents, emergencies, and disasters including directing traffic, administering emergency medical aid, moving people from dangerous situations, securing or evacuating people from particular areas, and extinguishing small fires.
  • Processes and transports individuals in custody, prisoners, and committed mental patients using handcuffs and other appropriate restraints; maintains the security of any individual in custody at all times.
  • Properly utilizes issued personal safety equipment as appropriate to the incident.
  • Provides crisis intervention functions to include counseling, suicide prevention, recognizing abnormal behavior, and taking appropriate action.
  • Reads computer and camera screens, court and other legal and non-legal documents distinguishes colors, and exercises a full field of vision.
  • Assists stranded motorists and checks for wanted vehicles and persons.
  • Searches for lost, missing, or drowned persons.
  • Serves a variety of civil papers such as subpoenas, complaints, protection, no-contact orders, etc.
  • Testifies professionally in court.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies in responding to calls for service.
  • Uses deadly force if the situation warrants.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • A High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required.
  • A college education is preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of any combination of responsible work experience, military service, education, or any other productive activity.
  • Must meet all BCSO Minimum Standards, Hiring Qualifications, and Training Standards.
  • Must pass all phases of the hiring process including written and physical examinations, background. investigation, polygraph, and interviews.
  • Must Pass all other required training qualifications or certifications per position.
  • Successful completion of FTO training is required.
  • Deputy must receive POST Patrol Academy basic certificate within twelve (12) months of hire.
  • Firearm certification is required.