Patrol Deputy

Kiowa, CO
Elbert County Sheriff


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.


  • 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.


  • 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