GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
This is a fully commissioned Civil Service and Guild position. Deputy Sheriff’s perform all aspects of law enforcement services throughout Douglas County and in neighboring jurisdictions pursuant to requests for mutual aid.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Respond to various types of incidents and determine what occurred.
- Secure crime scenes to preserve evidence.
- Identify and interview potential suspects and witnesses.
- Evaluate the crime scene to determine the amount of investigation and assistance required.
- Determine if probable cause exists to affect an arrest.
- Arrest criminal suspects and transport them to jail facilities.
- Prepare sketches of crime scenes, take photographs and record accurate notes.
- Locate, collect, secure, package and label evidence maintaining proper chain of custody.
- Prepare written reports to reflect an accurate representation of the investigation.
- Prepare search warrants, present them to a judge for signature, then properly serve and process the warrant and return of service.
- Review cases and perform follow up investigations if necessary.
- Coordinate with the Prosecuting Attorney and make recommendations for potential charges.
- Testify in court to the facts of the case.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTFICATIONS
- United States Citizen.
- Minimum age of 21.
- High School diploma or GED.
Combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
- Successful completion of psychological and polygraph examinations as determined by the Sheriff.
- Clear drug screen evaluation and no recent (at least 5 years) incidents of illegal use of drugs, narcotics, or controlled substances as determined by the Sheriff.
- Peace Officer Certification through the Colorado State Criminal Justice Training Commission
- Valid Colorado Driver’s License
- Acceptable Motor Vehicle Record
- Must be able to pass a criminal background check