Sheriff’s Detention Deputy

Minneapolis, MN
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office

$55,823.79 – $83,735.69 Annually


The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking Detention Deputies to join the team! As a Detention Deputy you will utilize your interpersonal communication skills to supervise detainees in a pretrial detention facility. You will also be responsible for maintaining security of the facility and ensuring the safety of all inmates, staff members and visitors.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to serving the community with transparency, responsiveness, and compassion.

In this position, you will:

  • Fingerprint, secure, transport, and release inmates.
  • Conduct property and physical searches.
  • Supervise custody of inmates and visitation.
  • Staff security control rooms.
  • Conduct regular security checks of the facility and housing units.
  • Ensure inmate pretrial rights, arrange court appearances, and verify disposition of inmates returned from court.
  • Respond to emergency situations and perform first aid when necessary.
  • Maintain records on inmates; write reports on incidents occurring in the jail.
  • Inventory and secure inmate cash and property.

Need to have:

  • You must be 18 years old or older, and have ONE of the following:
    • Two or more years of experience in corrections, law enforcement, public safety, and/or security.
    • Two or more years of other approved work experience including supervisory, teacher/trainer, and/or lead worker roles or customer service in guest/customer facing positions in hospitality, retail, travel, food and beverage, or sales.
    • Two or more years of military duty.
    • Two or more years of college or technical college coursework (a minimum of 60 semester/ 90 quarter credits).
  • Pass a comprehensive medical examination prior to appointment to ascertain candidate’s ability to perform essential job functions. The general medical requirements include, but are not limited to:
    • Uncorrected vision of at least 20/100 in each eye.
    • Corrected vision of at least 20/40 in each eye.
    • Meeting normal hearing standards.
    • Must not have any respiratory impairment.