Patrol Deputy

Montrose, CO
Montrose County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $29.42 – $34.62 hourly.

Position Summary:

Performs the basic functions of the Sheriff’s Office including protection of life and property, maintenance of public order, prevention of crime, response to emergency situations, and arrest of law violators. Work is performed in accordance with the mission, goals and objectives of the Sheriff’s Office, and in compliance with governing federal, state, and local laws.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols assigned areas for the function of crime prevention, conducts inquiries and inspections of crime incidents and accidents.
  • Responds to complaints, emergencies, call for assistance, arrests or other duty with businesslike dispatch and courtesy, and without unnecessary loss of time.
  • Assists in wild land fire suppression, search and rescue efforts, and medical emergency response. Administers first aid and CPR.
  • Assists in resolving boundary and water disputes.
  • Maintains a field notebook of current and ongoing information records such as wanted persons, stolen vehicles, etc.
  • Notifies superior of major crimes or disturbances within assigned patrol area.
  • Completes crime investigations and prepares case files for submittal to District Attorney for filing of charges.
  • Prepare court and legal documents, inclusive with proper legal language and with no errors; examples include: search warrants, arrest warrants, affidavits.
  • Prepares records and reports of daily incidents.
  • Advises shift relief of daily business to facilitate the continuity of operations.
  • May act as shift supervisor in absence of sergeant.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required.


  • High School graduate or equivalent. P.O.S.T. certification required.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and the skill to organize materials and present information clearly and concisely in verbal and written form.
  • Must understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Must have proficient knowledge of the English language, proper grammar, punctuation and spelling in other oral and written communication and have the ability to write routine reports and correspondences.
  • Must be able to read, comprehend and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and standard operating procedures required for this position, as well as, basic how-to documents and manuals.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record. Must be able to pass written, oral, polygraph and physical exams.
  • Subject to pre-employment drug test and criminal background check with no felony convictions.
  • Must be able to pass a standard physical exam.
  • First Aid and CPR certification required.
  • Must be able and willing to perform shift work, including weekends and holidays.