Sheriff Deputy I

Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe County Sheriff

$56,617.60 Annually

Closing Date
9/30/2023 at 5:00 PM Mountain Time

Primary Purpose

Performs a full range of police work to protect life and property through the enforcement of laws.

Essential Job Functions

  • Patrols County areas and roads for the purposes of: providing immediate response to calls, enforcing traffic safety and reducing or preventing crime; conducts roving and targeted patrols on homes and businesses to prevent and reduce entry crimes, trespass, vandalism and damage to property; conducts neighborhood watch training to the general public;
  • Carries out field interviews, interrogations and arrests as necessary based upon reasonable suspicion and probable cause; conducts criminal surveillance; performs preliminary and when assigned, follow-up investigations of crimes committed within the patrol area; and may function as a field training officer when assigned; attends training to maintain required law enforcement certification;
  • Assists investigators at major crime scenes; aids citizens in need of medical, emergency or motorist assistance; provides traffic control and accident investigation as needed or required; participates in sobriety check points; responds to emergency situations when assigned; assists in serving arrest warrants;
  • Appears in court to give testimony as required; serves both civil and criminal paperwork; transports prisoners as required including extraditions; follows all policies and procedures, rules and regulations established by the Sheriff’s Office; carries out duties in a professional and ethical manner;
  • Prepares and submits timely, accurate and complete paperwork as required; maintains positive interaction with the public, colleagues and members of the Sheriff’s Office; and accident investigation as needed;
  • Provides security for courts, judges and the judicial annex when required to do so; enforces Federal and State laws and County ordinances; books suspect into jail, processes and submits criminal complaints and related paperwork; provides back-up to deputies as needed; operates all equipment in a safe manner;

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent and successful completion of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy law officer certification program.
  • Must possess a valid/current certification as a Law Enforcement Officer within the United States. Successful completion of County screening and hiring procedures.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.