Patrol Deputy Sheriff

Pocatello, ID
Bannock County Sheriff’s Office

The pay range is $24.80 to $28.52 per hour depending on experience.

Basic Job Description:

Performs general duty and investigative police work in the protection of life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances; responds to calls for the protection of life and property; performs related work as required.

The principal function of an employee in this class is to enforce state and local laws and ordinances, respond to calls for the protection of life and property, conduct investigations, make arrests, and perform other assigned law enforcement and public safety duties. Duties normally consist of patrol and traffic activities in the County on an assigned shift. Deputies may be delegated to assignments in areas such as community services, warrant service, SWAT or canine service, or other assignment. Work is performed under the general direction of a supervising Sergeant; some direction may be provided to reserve or deputies in training.


  • Patrols assigned areas of the County in a vehicle, on foot or bicycle;
  • Enforces state and local laws and ordinances;
  • Maintains community presence and/or responds to calls for service and takes appropriate action;
  • Responds to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic incidents, and other public safety emergencies;
  • Responds to patrol calls which include domestic incidents, burglaries, juvenile disturbances, civil disturbances, health and welfare assists, civil standby, business and residential alarms, thefts, traffic accidents, animal problems, civil protection order/no contact order violations and services, medical and fire calls, bomb threats, hazardous material spills, and other public and life safety incidents;
  • Determines the existence of probable cause and identifies and takes suspects and offenders into physical custody, or refers charges for review and prosecution;
  • Prepares reports of arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed in a timely manner;
  • Conducts both preliminary and follow-up investigations and collects evidence in disturbances, criminal incidents, hazardous incidents, vehicle accidents, and deaths;
  • Verbally interacts with witnesses and victims, suspects, and offenders to obtain information;
  • Conducts examinations of persons, vehicles, premises, or areas to determine the presence of individuals or illegal activities or articles;
  • Takes suspect or offender into custody and delivers them to appropriate confinement location, maintaining security and safety of individuals being moved from one location to another;
  • Performs self-initiated patrol consisting of traffic stops, patrolling high crime areas of the County, warrant arrests, DUI patrol, and other relevant law enforcement activities;
  • Performs patrol, crowd control, traffic control, public information, and related duties during community events, celebrations, and activities;
  • Presents testimony and evidence in court and other legal proceedings;
  • Maintains, cleans, and cares for County-issued equipment and vehicles;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with County and Department policies, procedures and safety practices.
  • Documents all training and search activities, prepares records, reports, and documentation;
  • May serve in other specialized areas such as community services, warrant service, SWAT, or canine team;
  • Works non-traditional hours; shifts are staffed 24/7 and must be available weekends and holidays;
  • May be on call after regular duty hours to respond to emergency situations;
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Valid Drivers License is required;
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency is required; and
  • Must possess at least a current Basic Patrol Certification as set forth by the Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training Council
  • Must successfully pass the Idaho POST Physical Readiness Test
  • Must be drug free, be able to pass a Sheriff’s Office Security Clearance (criminal records) check, and complete a polygraph and background investigation.