Patrol Deputy I

Rock Springs, WY
Sweetwater County Sheriff

Salary: $25.4058 – 31.5250

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION: Under general direction, serves and patrols an assigned beat and investigates incidents in the enforcement of law and order in the protection of life and property, safely operate department equipment and vehicles, file reports, testify in court, carry and qualify with a firearm.

Performs Patrol Duties:

  • Operates an automobile in patrolling an assigned area for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations, makes building checks;
  • Responds to radio and telephone dispatches and appears at scenes of disorder or crime;
  • Makes arrests; issues citations; collects bonds; appears in court as arresting officer;
  • Inspects establishments providing alcoholic beverages and entertainment;
  • Intervenes in private or public disputes to protect the public and maintain order;
  • Trains in a variety of law enforcement work and related subjects;
  • Assists with prisoner transport, assists jail personnel, peace officers, serves protection orders and criminal summons;
  • Notes and reports traffic hazards; assists in controlling traffic at scenes of emergencies;
  • Investigates and prepares reports on accidents, offenses and damage to property;
  • Directs traffic; gives directions and information; gives verbal warnings;
  • Issues citations for parking and moving violations;
  • Assists with medical calls and special events security;
  • Assists stranded motorists;
  • Investigates crimes and incidents including livestock investigation and animal control;
  • Performs initial and follow-up investigations of crimes involving arson, adults and juveniles; interrogates persons whose actions are suspicious;
  • Investigates complaints; impounds and tags evidence; prepares reports on arrests and property impounded; assists with missing person searchers;
  • May serve on tactical response team;

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or equivalent,
and one year of experience involving public contact; possession of a valid driver’s license, with an
acceptable Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) and the ability to obtain State of Wyoming P.O.S.T. certification
within one year of employment.