Patrol Deputy

Eagle, CO
Eagle County Sheriff's Office

Start a career with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office! The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office offers great pay, benefits and schedule while working in a team-oriented environment focused on the same mission and vision.

The Patrol Deputy performs law enforcement duties including: responding to calls for service; preventing, detecting, and investigating crimes; enforcing violations of criminal statutes; serving civil processes; providing protection services; and solving community issues.

Great schedule & benefits! Work 7 day’s/nights in a 14 day pay cycle with 3 month rotations. Each shift is 12 hours. In addition to the great benefits Eagle County offers, benefits include free shift meals and ability to earn a free ski pass.

Salary Information: The maximum of the pay range is $39.30/hr. A hire rate over the hiring range may be considered based on candidate’s qualifications and experience. Entry level pay is $28.50/hr with advancement to $30.50/hr following successful completion of the Field Training Program.



$28.50 – $39.30 Hourly




● Responds to citizen requests for service: both criminal and non-criminal in nature.

● Conducts residential and business property security checks, as well as welfare and safety checks on people as requested/needed.

● Monitors traffic patterns and conducts traffic enforcement actions, including speed monitoring and enforcement.

● Investigates, detects and apprehends violators of traffic and criminal laws.

● Collects evidence at crime scenes, interviews complainants and witnesses. Secures and maintains perimeter of crime scenes and other incidents; crowd control if needed.

● Interviews and interrogates suspects of criminal activity. Conducts case investigations.

● Recovers stolen or lost property.

● Inspects and performs operator maintenance on patrol vehicles and other law enforcement related equipment; maintains personal firearms and equipment.

● Administers first aid to injured persons and assists medical response personnel as needed.

● Conducts surveillance operations.

● Develops informants and gains information.

● Assists District Attorney's Office with case presentation and pre-sentence investigation.

● Processes arrest/search warrant affidavits.


● Colorado POST certified - preferred
● Must be 21 or older
● High School Diploma or equivalent
● College coursework in criminal justice or related field. - preferred
● Valid State Driver's License and a satisfactory motor vehicle record.
● Must be able to successfully complete a polygraph test, psychological exam, fitness test, physical, drug screen and detailed background investigation.
● Must not have used illegal drugs within the past 3 years or marijuana within the past 1 year. ● Must be eligible to possess a firearm.
Must not have been convicted of any felonies or any acts involving domestic violence. ● Must list the past 10 years of work experience.
● Successful completion of training in Jail Liability, Defensive Tactics, Verbal Judo, NCIC/CCIC Certification, Weapons Qualification, OC Certification, First Aid, and CPR required to obtain full status as a Detention Officer.
● Additional levels of certification may be required.
● Comprehend all pertinent local, state, and federal laws and city ordinances including but not limited to principal felonies and misdemeanors, juvenile code, and traffic laws
● Law enforcement techniques, practices, and methods.
● Dealing effectively with diverse groups.
● Effective written and oral communications.
● Gaining information from cooperative and uncooperative interviewees. Using departmental computer system(s) to enter and retrieve information.
● Conflict resolution.
● Operation of an emergency vehicle and its equipment, police radio and portable phones, and other equipment as assigned.
● Communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing.
● Be courteous of fellow employees, citizens and businesses while performing law enforcement duties.
● Run after/apprehend suspects and strength to sustain dominance over unruly suspects is occasionally required.
● Establish effective professional relationships with superiors, subordinates, members of other law enforcement agencies, contacts on both sides of the law, and the general public. ● Analyze situations, both emergency and routine, efficiently and accurately, in order to objectively neutralize situations and to determine best courses of action.
● Perform basic business math.
● Work effectively with departmental computer to enter and retrieve information and generate reports.
● While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is required to sit the majority of the time to accomplish important administrative aspects of the position.
● The employee is also required to walk and stand as well as bend body, spine, and legs. ● The employee is required to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally. ● The employee is required to ascend or descend ladders, stairs, ramps, etc. using feet and legs or hands and arms.
● The employee is required to use distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception to accomplish job responsibilities.
● The employee is required to reach and extend hands in any direction as well as handle, grasp, hold or otherwise work with hands, as well as finger, pinch, pick, depress and work primary with fingers.